Rowan’s Story: Succeeding in a Career that Inspires Progression!


Whilst applying for university, Rowan Cunningham realised that many engineering courses were accredited by The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), and so she applied for the MEng Product Design Engineering course at the University of Strathclyde. The defining factor for Rowan was to succeed in a career that made her happy…

“They say the first step in knowing what you want to do is knowing what you don’t want to do, and I believe this is true. As I progressed through education, I narrowed down my list of possibilities.”

Taking influence from her past hobbies of building her own Zooks or watching Robot Wars, Rowan knew that engineering opened her up to a career of exciting progression.

From problem solving, lateral thinking, travel or combining technical with creative, engineering has the opportunity to open many doors. This is the power of STEM, as Rowan enthuses:

“STEM subjects are more than just hard numbers and theory.”

Studying on an IET accredited course has also allowed Rowan to benefit in the pathways available from the institute. Having won the IET Diamond Jubilee Scholarship, Rowan can concentrate on her studies during term-time and access the vast engineering network available through IET.

Does your mind continually solve problems? Want to work to advance our way of life? Well, with The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) you can engineer a new world.

So, what are you waiting for? Discover how you can engineer and create for the future with the IET by visiting,