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Ibrahim Mustafa

Career Path: Scientific Officer, National Space Research and Development Agency
Location: Abuja

My computing background made me flexible in applying my knowledge in different fields. So I decided to further my education by going for a Masters course in Engineering Management. I needed to gain the managerial experience in order to manage my career path successfully. the MSc course taught me the engineering aspects while the computing side of things gave me a behind-the-scene knowledge in understanding the principles of engineering. So I looked into product design, band development and also data analysis. I am now able design most engineering products using computing software applications and also carry out a detailed analysis of products.

What are you doing now?Ibrahim Mustafa

Design and develop GUI, research into Geo-spatial data infrastructure and how IT can be used in different fields such as agriculture, engineering and space application.

What was it about Northumbria that made you decide to study here?

The high university ranking and the faculty of engineering was very good and fully equipped.

What was it like studying at Northumbria?

The course structure was a combination of lectures, seminars, group projects and presentations - which helped me to have a better understanding of the course.

How connected was your course with industry?

Every now and then we had seminars with experienced people from outside the university to give students a better understanding of how to apply our knowledge to a real world scenario.

What was the best thing about your course?

It was flexible, the timing for when one module ended and the next begun.

How did studying at Northumbria help you achieve your career goals/ give your career an edge?

The university exposed us to the outside world and every now and then we had to apply our knowledge in a field exercise which made the transition easier between the school life and the work life.

Which skills/knowledge did you learn on your course that you use most now throughout your career?

Product design and development, data analysis, project management and business analysis.

What did you enjoy most about your time at Northumbria University?

friendly staff, good equipment and a friendly learning environment.

What advice would you give somebody who is considering studying at Northumbria?

Go for it. I had my doubts before I did, but I have no regrets. if I were to do this again I would definitely choose Northumbria and Newcastle as a place to study and settle.

How would you describe your time at Northumbria in three words?

fun, knowledgeable, and safe.



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