Suggestions on improving SOP
A baby is born in the middle of the night in a small rural clinic. The midwife's work is lit by a
rusty kerosene lamp that belches fumes but gives the light she needs. The baby's first breath
takes in the fumes. But there is a better way: the electricity that we take for granted is for many
a miracle that can transform lives. Yet some 1.3 billion people do not have access to electricity
today. A stiff challenge for engineers indeed.
We cannot look forward into the future without thinking of access to energy. Energy is a means
to many ends. It makes progress possible across countless fields, schools, health clinics, water
pumps and irrigation systems among them. It is important to find ways to meet energy needs
because otherwise progress is stymied. And it is crucial to do it in ways that do not worsen our
environmental problems or rob resources from future generations. That is where my
motivation for becoming an electrical engineer comes from.
Keeping up with my inspiration, I completed my B.Sc.Engg.(Electrical and Electronic) from
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology(BUET) in April 2012, obtaining a
cumulative GPA of 3.53/4.00.
I would like to pursue my Master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering in the fields
of energy systems, preferably power system protection, operation and control and sustainable
Being a student at the top ranked engineering school of my country, I have constantly felt the
urge to make myself better. It is true that sometimes I have failed to maintain good grades,
especially at the initial stage. It has only motivated me to work even harder. I feel that my
undergraduate curriculum have given me enough exposure to various fields of research and I
have chosen the field for which I have both an aptitude as well as a liking. Having always been
mesmerized by power grids and transmission lines, I chose Power as my undergraduate major.
My thesis was titled “Cost Analysis of Solar Wind Base Hybrid System for A Remote Tourist
Spot and Design of a Sample Small-capacity wind turbine” . It included a feasibility study of
remote locations of the country which are continuously gaining popularity as tourist spots. Due
to the isolation, however, power transmission through grid at those spots is infeasible. Me
along with my group attempted to suggest a cost-effective hybrid sustainable energy based
system which would ensure power supply at those spots, at least to a certain extent. We
travelled to certain parts of the country to collect required data by ourselves.
Having worked at the factory of the biggest power engineering company in Bangladesh has
provided me with a direct insight into the functioning of a power system. A hands-on
experience on power system protection and control is something noteworthy. I have been
supervising the production of switchgear equipments which promptly find their place in power
I believe that a Master’s Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering will not only enhance
my knowledge but also prepare me to propel through the obstacles in my professional career as
an engineer. At this age of competition, everyone is trying to be one step ahead, and a Master’s
Degree from ___ is the next stepping stone that I personally am looking forward to, to keep
myself in the fray. The vision and the focus of research in energy systems of the ECE
Department has instilled a strong sense of belief in me that I can actually augment my
understanding in the aforementioned field of study, with due help from faculties and fellow