Civil Engineering student wins all six departmental awards

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Suryo Jo, an international student from Indonesia, won all six awards at this year's prize awarding ceremony for the Department of Civil Engineering at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University.

Each year, prior to the University graduation ceremony, the Department awards six prizes to the best performing students in Years Three and Four in each subject stream during their studies. Suryo Jo (see picture above, centre) was the recipient of all six awards this year.

Dr Chee Chin, head of the Department of Civil Engineering (see picture above, first from the left), commented: “Suryo Jo is the first student in the Department's history who has won all six prizes. His achievement is remarkable and he deserves our wholehearted praise for his hard work and enthusiasm in the past four years at XJTLU.”

The awards Suryo received included Best Overall Academic Performance, Best Final Year Project, the Environmental Prize and the Geotechnics Prize. He also received the Arup Design Prize sponsored by Arup Shanghai, and the SIP Project Management Prize, sponsored by the Shanghai SIP Group and awarded to the student who shows excellent performance in management subjects in Years Three and Four.

Commenting on winning the awards, Suryo said: “It has been a challenging journey to overcome obstacles that I found during my study. With these awards, I feel that my hard work has paid off, and I could not have won these awards without guidance from all my talented lecturers.”

Suryo also commented on the Department of Civil Engineering at XJTLU’s excellent facilities, high specification equipment and module delivery. which is focused not only on structural engineering but also environmental engineering, hydraulics and geology, giving students a wide variety of knowledge. He praised its culturally diverse environment that allows students the chance to increase their networking and interpersonal skills.

With regard to his career development, Suryo said: “I plan to pursue my career in the civil engineering and construction industry. Since the demand for construction is sky-high in developing countries, I plan to obtain several years of working experience followed by further study, presumably an M.Eng in Civil Engineering.”

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