Tahmina Zebin

Tahmina Zebin

If you are focussed and hard working the effort this degree requires is going to be worth it and good for your future career.

Course: Digital Signal Processing [MSc]

Course dates: 2011-2012

Current occupation: Lecturer, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering


My former work experience and the recent degree I achieved from the University led me to my current position as an academic. Also, I have secured one of the Postdoctoral Scholarship Awards from the University for my PhD studies.

My current role mainly involves conducting theoretical and practical classes, supervising final year students during their dissertation projects and organising seminars on current research.

I truly enjoy sharing my knowledge with my students. I love the challenge and I love the scope for inspiring them, not only academically but also personally. Moreover, as a teacher I conceptually grow every day with better insight and wider perspective.

This MSc course integrates some wonderful course modules on Digital Communication, Digital Image Engineering and Tomography Engineering and Applications. The laboratory work associated with these modules has allowed me to have a clear perception on the subject area I work within.

I believe that as a student and academic, I have learned to be analytic, critical and active. Now I understand better my limitations, problem areas and I am more enthusiastic and competent as a researcher. The experience during the course has also given me insight into being a teacher, rather than a student, as I have keenly observed the teaching methodology of my supervisor and lecturers from another perspective.

If you are focussing on a research career in either image processing, signal processing for biomedical, industrial or computer vision applications, the MSc in Digital Image and Signal Processing can be an excellent springboard for you.

This one year MSc is pretty intensive in nature. So prepare yourself to study enough to get the grade you want. It includes frequent laboratory work, assignments and case studies that will help you understand the subject better. Regular study and time management is incredibly important as you have to submit each piece of your work on Blackboard within specific deadlines. Make sure to find out about Blackboard at the very start of the semester in case you are new to it.

It's best to be as involved as possible. Ask people in your classes to form study groups, this will surely help you and you can have fun with them at the same time. You can also visit your academic advisor or faculty members during office hours when you are having a hard time with the class materials, I found them to be really helpful.

During the dissertation period, make sure to use every chance to discuss your research with your supervisor and fellow researchers to make it a useful experience for you. Use your resources, ask questions and don't hesitate to ask for help when you need it.

If you are focussed and hard working the effort this degree requires is going to be worth it and good for your future career.

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