Dear Sir or Madam,
I am writing to be considered for admission into the Bachelor of Industrial Sciences at the Catholic University of Leuven, with particular interest in the Electronic and Electromechanical graduation track.
The genuine amazement I experience when
coming acrossencountering innovative technologies, along with amy keen interest in understanding how they work and their applications, are key to my decision of studyingto study Engineering. Throughout secondary education I developed an inquisitive attitude and a passion for problem solving, and that inclined me towards scientific disciplines. Electricity and magnetism, above all subjects, captured my interest and pushed me to complement my physics classes with more advanced academic textbooks, such as “Fundamentals of physics”, by Halliday, Resnik and Walker. Equipped with the knowledge acquired from lessons and self-study, I also tested myselfmy knowledge with some basic circuitry that reinforced my theoretical understanding notionswhile providing useful hands-on experience. My interest in the field of electronics was ultimately confirmed when in February 2015, I took part in a project organized by Bicocca University, Milan, where I built and tested a photoelectrochemical cell, known as a Grätzel cell.
As a future engineer, I see myself at the forefront of technological innovation, carrying out cutting-edge research in order to contribute to the advancement of society. Fully aware of the large set of competencies that a career in engineering requires, I am already exercising my group leading, organizational and communication skills thanks to my position of class president. These abilities
were successfully testedgreatly helped me, in March 2014 when I was elected group leader to guide my class in a bioethics project centred on cerebral death and xenotransplantation. At the same time, as an amateur webmaster I learnt how to go through an effective web design process and how to tackle problems logically. Learning web languages such as HTML, CSS and PHP on my own also made me a well organized, independent learner and strengthened my perseverance in overcoming obstacles without assistance.
Outside the academic context, I am keen on learning about foreign cultures and exchanging ideas with people from different backgrounds. As a result, I enjoy traveling and understanding how dissimilar environments result in different traditions and social behaviours. During the summer of 2014 I spent 3 months in
toNorth America visiting Canada and the United States, where the numerous friendships I established with native citizenspeople there highly enriched my cultural understanding backgroundand significantly broadened my horizons.
The Catholic University of Leuven, with its multicultural atmosphere and research-oriented policy, is the perfect environment to stimulate my interest and curiosity. I am confident that the program will act as a solid foundation for my future studies, not only providing a strong theoretical basis, but also shaping me as a well-rounded engineer.
Thank you for considering my application, and I look forward to your reply
Student or Learner