Current Mood: Blank
Current Song: Hung Up by Madonna
Last two weeks really takes the toll of me. I can still feel the tired and the stress.
The last pieces of work to do before studying for final exam
– Experimental Process Analysis Report
– Process Plant Engineering 4th Assignment
– Chemistry Tutorial 6 and Online Quiz 5
– Process Engineering Material Tutorial 10
I so can’t wait until my final assignment finish. Seriously. This semester workloads are just too much too handle. I never had a sleepless night before for assignments but i had it for the first time this semester. Really really really tiring. Serious shit!
I had a presentation today on the combine project of Mass Transfer Operation and Process Plant Engineering. The project is about designing distillation column for purification of isoprene and 3-methyl-1-butene. The group members are combination of seniors and juniors. Being a junior and no nothing about Mass Transfer part, Larry and i just finish up the PPE part like piping and pumping system, material selection, storage tank.
It was an amazing experience i would say. Its been a year since my last presentation, which was the EFDP Cambodia Project. Amazing as in, now i’m in second year second semester, my knowledge on my major should be increased right? And there i was, terlopong when they explained on the optimum reflux ratio of distillation column. Almost all the presenter today were the seniors because objective of the project is to determine the optimum reflux ratio that can give you profit after 5 years generating money to recover the capital investment.
Now, you guys know why i was terlopong. Engineering is not only about the feasibility of the designs. The designs must be economically feasible as well.
The questions asked during the Q&A were tougher compared to Dr Tang questions on my EFDP project last year. I mean you need to know every figure that you calculated and presented during the presentation. The judges were Dr Farouq and Mr Agus. Both of them asked killer question most of the time. Serious shit.
I learned 2 things from today. 1st, learning process can be really tiring but you need it for your future. 2nd, engineers deal with open ended questions. Mr Terence always talked about the latter part during my first year but i didn’t really get what it means but today, i witnessed one part of my future job. Kinda scared to really think about it especially if you gonna have your Industrial Training up coming 3 months holiday!
The question i have: Can i be an engineer?
I doubt myself a lot for that.