It is what’s driving the world today, touching every aspect of our lives. We deal with it on a daily basis even though we may not feel it. It is Technology. Technology is the result of human ingenuity along with the most significant component of all, that is, Software. It’s all about computers and how to manage and utilize them to invent and innovate. My passion towards programming grew substantially during my final years of college. I’ve started developing projects and learning programming languages in my free time. I’ve been working for more than a year now in the IT industry, however, I would love to get a degree in Computer Science for both conversion and deepening my knowledge.
I studied electrical engineering at the University of Khartoum. I faced two challenging projects in my final years, which were both in need by third parties. First was the OPC client-server application, where through the client an operator can control remote devices through the server (used mainly for data access –read and write). This project (written in Visual Basic code) is now active in a large sugar company (Kenana) to control PLCs. The second was my final year project, which was about network security. It comprised of a collection of tools used to scan the University of Khartoum’s entire network. The result was a blueprint of all devices, each with its respective security threats and recommendations to resolve them. Those findings were delivered to the IT administration afterward for fixing. This projects was basically research-based. Both projects were on relatively different domains. I really came out with a great deal of knowledge through developing and deploying them.
Working at Banan IT since April 2014 with a team of software developers I learned a lot such as communication, team working skills and time management, all thanks to the firm’s environment and the daily meetings we had to monitor and resolve any problems if necessary. My employers had quite a rigorous system, where we had to work on an hourly basis, which led us to be more productive and diligent.
It didn’t take me long to blend into the IT environment, I believe I have adapted pretty fast. I began working on big projects before I was guaranteed my job. What helped me more was the ability to learn independently –especially that I do programming as a leisure activity. I managed to grasp the knowledge of C#, SQL, and Business Intelligence in my first 8 months of employment.
Even though software and computer sciences are evolving very fast they still are relatively new in Sudan. My main to pursue a Master’s degree is to learn what real-world problems are like, be familiar with them and face new challenges. Computer science is ubiquitous and applied to all facets of our lives as in healthcare, telecommunications and even extraterrestrial applications such as space probes and satellites.
I see myself in the future being a professor, a Ph.D. is what I plan to go for afterward. Research is something that you can do only if you have the passion for the subject or area of expertise. I have the notion that “Industry satisfies pockets while research satisfies passions”. After residing in the IT environment for a couple of years, I believe this is the right choice for me.
Upon graduation, I worked in the electrical engineering department tutoring sophomore and final year students Computer Controlled systems, Database and C++ courses. I really enjoyed teaching programming-related courses, this confirmed my feelings of a must to obtain a Computer Science postgraduate degree. I’ve also contributed to activities like the Engineer’s Week (a week in which engineers present their projects in workshops every 2 years) organizing committee as a junior student. By working with people from different levels, faculties and backgrounds I refined my skills in tight scheduling and handling contingencies. I’ve also presented my major projects in IEEE workshops, where representatives from various corporations come seeking talented students which is how I got my first job. In my pastimes, I enjoy learning languages and computing.
In summary, diving deeper into the Software world is all I want; to be able to switch my career effectively. I believe what X University has to offer in this area is an excellent fit for me, presenting the programming concepts and advancing to more sophisticated methods, applying them to other areas such as Web technologies and most importantly the research introduction, which conforms with my future plan aiding me to prepare for a higher degree. X University’s reputation speaks for itself, I would really appreciate and love the opportunity to study at your institute.
Finally, I would like to thank you for taking your time to read this statement.