My Pathway to Ambition: Leroy Tang

13 September 2016

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First year student, Leroy Tang, is currently pursuing his TUM Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering & Information Technology. In this issue of DIGEST, he shares on how his background motivated him on his educational journey.

What was your previous academic background? Did it play a role in your decision to pursue your current degree programme?

Leroy: I studied a Diploma in Electronics Computer and Communications at Nanyang Polytechnic. During that time, I was taking part in Worldskills Singapore and I was influenced by my coaches and my partners. My interactions with them spurred my growing interest in the electrical engineering fields.

How did you hear about TUM Asia? 

Leroy: I was applying for various universities and I stumbled across TUM (Technical University of Munich) Asia. As TUM Asia offers German degrees, I was drawn to what they could offer me with their engineering degrees. I have great respect for German engineers and their technology. Thus, I decided to apply for TUM Asia and here I am today.

What were your expectations of a German education? Does the education at TUM Asia meet your expectations, and why?

Leroy: Everyone can attest that Germany is well- known for engineering. Thus, learning from the best in the industry would definitely be a challenge. Not only did it meet my expectations, but it also brought a new meaning to my concept of education. All of our modules were intense, both in content and time- wise. We were rushing to catch our breaths at every module. However, it was through these times that our class was able to bond well with one another, which I thoroughly enjoyed.

How has receiving the TUM Asia SG50 Scholarship impacted your education?

Leroy: As higher education nowadays comes with a hefty price tag, it can be a huge expense to for my parents. I also wanted to relieve my parents’ financial burden. Receiving this scholarship has allowed me to do that and concentrate on my studies.

As a student starting your first year in university, was it a challenge for you to make new friends? How did you overcome this challenge?

Leroy: I guess I would consider myself as an extrovert and I am able to start conversations with people easily. It worked out in my favour as I did not encounter that much issues with regards to meeting new people and making new friends.

Have you been able to get involved in extra- curricular activities since starting school?

Leroy: I joined the entrepreneurship club as a junior. Right now, I am helping out in the SG100 event, which will be held in collaboration with various other universities and polytechnics. On another note, some of my classmates and I are working to set up an Animal Welfare Club in SIT.

Not too long ago, you were once a pre-university student searching the right university. What positive advice would you have given yourself?

Leroy: Just do it and do not hesitate! Although studying in university might be very different, it will definitely lead you to a better place!

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Find out more about the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering & Information Technology offered by TUM (Technical University of Munich) in partnership with the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT). More information >>

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