I always had questions about how things are made or where they came from when I was younger, I am impressed by how many things around us are made available to us by engineers who are able to control complex chemical reactions and machinery to turn raw materials into useful products. I was first introduced to the term “Chemical Engineering” when my aunt who works in an overseas oil and gas industry told me about her job and showed me how she was ensuring the safety of the workers on the oil rigs. I became determined to enter the world of Chemical Engineering ever since.When studying Chemistry, my main topic of interest was Thermodynamics. I found it fascinating as it showed me the relationship between Chemistry and Physics and how closely related these two subjects could be. Studying both subjects simultaneously explained questions I had about the rate of reaction and the spontaneity of reactions and showed me how the knowledge of Chemistry can be used by chemical engineers in their work. To understand Chemistry more in depth than what was taught in school, I would watch open source lecture videos online to clear my doubts on the subject.In my studies of Economics, I was exposed to the concepts of how firms should operate to either maximise profit and efficiency. Through additional reading about the topic, I realised how calculus is used in the calculations of marginal cost and marginal revenue and how this can be used by an engineer working in a manufacturing plant. Economics had honed my evaluation skills and enabled me to make better decisions. It also became clear to me that Mathematics is an integral part of education as it has many applications in other fields of study that involve calculations. It had given me the skills like analytical thinking and problem solving to perform well in other subjects.To keep myself up-to-date and well-informed, I often read from websites like Encyclopaedia Britannica and Institution of Chemical Engineers Blog. Reading from these websites gave me a deeper and wider perspective of the Chemical industry and the current affairs in the world. An article that particularly interested me was about the desalination of seawater without membrane, and instead using shockwave while reading about the various desalination processes. It was interesting to see how the engineers were able to use their knowledge to innovate a new solution that is inexpensive and is possible to be implemented in near future to potentially help many people around the world with limited access to water.I am currently working towards achieving the Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award. To complete the qualifying journey section, I went on a 3-day exploration journey in a forest reserve. The journey gave me the experience of working with people under stressful situations and definitely developed my leadership and interpersonal skills. Through the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, I had the opportunity to teach refugee children from Myanmar. During the time I was tutoring the children, I taught them basic Mathematics and Science. The children experienced huge improvements academically and had taught me even a small amount of help and support is able to cause an impact of a greater magnitude on the children.During some weekends, I worked at a restaurant nearby as a waiter. Although the job was not particularly related to Engineering, it had given me a chance to improve my independence and responsibilities. Having these experiences while studying allows me to be more organised and have better time management which would be essential when studying overseas. I look forward to applying the knowledge I have learned throughout my life in a course in Chemical Engineering. I plan to use it to improve the quality of life of the people that are less fortunate than me. I believe it would be a rewarding yet challenging course to be studied at university and I am ready to study this undergraduate course.