Liyao Zhang

Name: Liyao Zhang, Chinese
Bachelor: Remote sensing technology at Wuhan University

You learn about modern technologies that are not only currently used, but also technologies that will be used in the future.

I wanted to do a master in Europe where I would also learn programming. I found that TU Delft’s Geomatics for the built environment is very up to date. You learn about modern technologies that are not only currently used, but also technologies that will be used in the future. Also, the skills you learn from Geomatics can be applied in many fields of work.

With Geomatics there is a lot to learn, the lectures cover a lot of subjects and everybody has to work hard to pass the courses. Passing it gives a lot of satisfaction. There are many deadlines and fewer scheduled lectures. In the beginning, it was a challenge for me to manage my time and finish the assignments. Now I am much better at planning my day. Of all the courses, I enjoyed the Synthesis project the most. In this course, you work in a group on a project provided by a company, supported by the teachers. Especially in this course, I learned a lot about working with people from other cultures as well.

The acquired skills can be used in many fields. It has broadened my horizon. I found another way of studying and learned a lot from working with foreign students.

In the future, I would like to become an algorithmic engineer, preferably related to GIS and work at a large internet company in China.

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