M.S. Civil Engineering – My Statement Of Purpose

A statement of purpose is an extremely important part of determining your GPA score. It helps to distinguish you from other students. A lot of people neglect the importance of the statement of purpose for graduate school, and they end up sounding repetitive with a lack of originality. You should not miss out on this great opportunity to show your writing skills and to prove to the educational institution you are applying to that you are exactly what they are looking for. 

A statement of purpose is a written statement composed in the standard essay format. It describes a student’s motivation for applying to graduate school, demonstrates their knowledge and experience, and gives the admissions office an accurate portrayal of who the student is as a person. It is always useful to include long-term goals and ways of achieving them, such as graduating from school. The office of admissions does not know you, and how well you explain who you are and why you are the right person to be admitted is up to you. Your statement of purpose is the best tool for realizing these intentions.

M.S. Civil Engineering – My Statement Of Purpose

My country, India, is on the threshold of hectic development in infrastructure like roads, bridges, highways, expressways etc. India is in a tearing hurry to make up for the lost time and catch up with the developed world and achieve a better standard of living. Civil engineering will play a major role in changing the face of the Indian Panorama. When we go for modern bridges, high rise buildings or ultra-modern condominiums; structural engineering will form the centre stage of engineering development.

Being the son of an engineer who is running a construction company in Mumbai for the past 25 years, the exposure to civil engineering was available to me from my childhood. This field fascinated me when I used to join my father during vacations on his projects. Thus, as far as my future career was concerned, I had already decided that I should carry on the business established by my father. My only aim was that I would like to reach much greater heights in scope, expanse and technology.

During my schooling and college days, where I had a high academic profile, I was focused on opting for civil engineering and when I got an admission for undergraduate studies in a premier Institute like S. P. College of Engineering, which is reckoned next to IIT’s in stature and standing, I was extremely happy and decided to make the best of the opportunities offered. I found the structural engineering subject very interesting as it forms the heart of any structure, be it a building, bridge or highway. In my final year project, I got an opportunity to study the construction of the tallest buildings being built by a premier construction company in Mumbai. These 60 storey high rises will be the tallest in Mumbai. I was exposed to modern construction methods and management and the use of modern equipment. I could see the use of a concrete batching plant (which is seldom used in India) and tower cranes on this site. For the first time, I learnt how quality control of materials is carried out to ensure safe and efficient construction, or the steps are taken to improve ground stability like rock bolting and guniting etc. This project gave me an insight into how much development has taken place in civil engineering. It has firmed up my resolve to do graduate studies in structural engineering, get in-depth knowledge and exposure in the field and later, develop a family construction business further.

Your University with its excellent facilities, highly qualified faculty and world-class infrastructure is the right place for pursuing graduate studies in structural engineering and if given a chance, I shall make the best out of it.