Every year UTS Insearch offers more than $210,000 in prizes to recognise the success of its students and reward their academic achievements.
Among them is Mahasvin Gogi, currently pursuing a Bachelor of Engineering—Electrical (Honours) at UTS, who says his ambition is to build renewable energy systems in future.
Mahasvin, whose father was a software engineer, says in high school he liked building energy systems from scratch, using the materials he had on hand. “In high school, I made a turbine that ran on water. My group created a renewable energy system using tidal power,” says Mahasvin, who was born in Mumbai, but moved to Australia with his family when he was in primary school. He later returned with his family to India to attend high school, before coming back to Australia for university.
Mahasvin says he decided to study engineering when his family returned to Australia. However, he faced problems getting his secondary qualification recognised. “Several universities and the University Admissions Centre would not recognise my high school qualification. I found the Diploma of Engineering at UTS Insearch after a recommendation from a friend. I liked the focus on creative thinking and the teachers were excellent,” he explains.
Mahasvin’s hard work during his course resulted in him topping his diploma and winning the Outstanding Graduate prize at his graduation. “I was not expecting the prize and neither were my parents. However, now I feel proud of my achievement,” Mahasvin says.