To put it quite simply, the sky is not the limit. Aerospace engineering allows you to explore the world beyond your imagination. The aim to become one of the leading engineers and provide innovative creations to the world is motivating enough for me to pursue this course. I always found myself trying to construct new things or patch up old ones. From year 3 when I made an aircraft with a working propeller for a project, to my later years in school in a team project, where we assembled a robot that was programmed to move. The unique working process of each and every machine intrigues me, and I really want to further understand the science behind aircrafts and spacecraft. Physics always had a certain element of surprise in it, the way I learned that if you travelled at the speed of light - time would stop. These theories and the scientific revolutions the field of physics has given us in the past has throttled my curiosity about aerospace. My keenness on studying aerospace engineering in particular, stems from my love for mathematics and physics. In mathematics, using the concepts and formulas to get to one final answer immersed with the theories and intricacy of aerodynamics in physics is truly exquisite. My mathematical and physical problem solving skills are superior and higher education will help enhance and sharpen these skills. This course will not only allow me to learn how scientific theories are applied to design but also give me the opportunity to follow one of my legitimate interests. Although other branches of engineering are incredible in their own right, the ability for a machine to achieve flight and manoeuvre its own path is unconditionally elegant. Reading books, journals and news editions help me stay up to date with all the world’s latest innovative technology. I have read the April issue of the journal, Research in Engineering Design and loved the in depth knowledge shared by pioneers of the engineering field. Other books have taught me how, to an engineer, any design can be made better and this is the main idea of engineering that appeals to my intrepid side. Furthermore, the aerospace industry is steps away from making one of the greatest breakthroughs our planet has ever seen and I want to be at the forefront when technology is revolutionised in this ever flourishing field. I’ve spent almost all my life in the United Arab Emirates, but I have travelled to China to participate in the World Scholars Cup Global Round where my team and I also qualified for the Tournament of Champions which was set to be held in the University of Yale. Participating in MUN’s is also a highly entertaining challenge. Chairing in the Press Corps in the last two editions has enabled a pathway for me to improve my understanding of the political and economic issues around the world. I have also learned that I can adapt to a new environment rather quickly and thoroughly enjoy meeting new people. Cricket is an integral part of my life. I’ve been playing the sport since I was 11 and every aspect of it is entertaining. I hope to continue playing the game wherever I am as its taught me to overcome pressure. In engineering, teamwork and leadership skills are required to be able to work as a team and being able to captain my club’s team has enriched these qualities in me. The complexity of the inner workings of systems that are sent into orbit have to be put together so accurately and I’m looking forward to learning each and everything I can. I believe that I have the required level of skill and academic ability to pursue a career in this field.