Thursday, September 17, 2009

SOP for MS in Electrical Engineering

My SOP for my friends

Chirag K. Shah ~ MS ~ Electrical Engineering (VLSI) ~ Spring 2010


It was only after careful consideration of my aptitude, interests and experiences gained while pursuing my under graduation in the field of Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering that I have decided to pursue my masters in the field of Electrical Engineering. Being a dynamic and ever evolving field, many new developments are expected and there is immense scope for research on new products and applications. To progress and make a mark in this field, I realize that it is important for me to pursue my Master’s from a reputed university. So while gaining admission to your university and completing this course would be my immediate goal, I have always dreamt of taking up research. So after gaining some work experience with a well established company, I wish to further my qualifications with a PhD and conduct some ground-breaking research with some of the best minds in the research industry.

At Sinhgad College of Engineering, Pune University, I have secured a first class in my final year. Pursuing Electronics and Telecommunications engineering have introduced me to many core electronics subjects such as microprocessor, mobile communications, VLSI and signal processing but I believe I need to take this knowledge and understanding to an advance level hence a Masters degree is inevitable.

My interest in circuit design scaled when I undertook a project on “GPS based vehicle tracking system” in the last year. This project aimed at locating the position upto 10 meters of a vehicle was based on Matlab as front end mechanism while the programming of ARM was done in C using Keil . I learnt and used Digital Electronics and Matlab to implement the project. I take pride in mentioning that my team secured first place for Technical Paper Presentation on the same topic with jury comprising of best brains in the field..

I have always been conscious in upgrading my skills and knowledge as I believe as engineers needs to keep themselves abreast with the latest developments and technologies. At the moment, I am gaining superior skills in C++ programming during my course of study at Michigan Tech and I believe mastering these skills will aid me immensely in the research at your department. Also my insight in Routing and Placement gained by my research in current semester will help to add value to the department diversity. Additionally, I also did my internship from Alstom Projects India Limited as a process engineer at combined cycle power plant. This experience makes me confident to take new challenges and achieve it in specific time frame.

I have attended many technical seminars and presentations on VLSI Design, Embedded System Design and Robotics which were offered at college. Moreover my constant discussionss with my Professor and PhD students at Michigan Tech helps me in knowing current issues in research and possible solutions for it.

Michigan State University is a research based University which foster creative and innovative thinking among the students. It is a known fact that the academic and research facilities in the University are highly qualified in their respective field . At your department, research projects in the field of VLSI design methods especially in routing and placement, Mixed Signal Design will particularly interest me and I would like work with some of the leading faculties and scholars in the nation. Getting a chance to be a part of such projects will really stimulate my innate technical and analytical abilities, expose me to the latest technologies as well as give me the competitive edge to secure an intership in a reputed company which will be a milestone towards achieving my goals.


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  2. Thanks for sharing Chirag. Success.

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  5. Thanks for a help!

  6. What I really like about it is that it shows the purpose and shows the determination! I'm writing sop at the moment and it's very helpful to read such motivational statements of purpose and personal statements like yours.
    Thanks for all the hard work! And I wish everyone the best luck with the admissions!