Fostering change through Civil Engineering

Press Release Posted On: June 9, 2023

Akash Ashitosh Nath (right) with his father.

Akash Ashitosh Nath’s dream is to be part of the change in developing a modern Fiji. This promoted his studies in the field of civil engineering at the Fiji National University’s (FNU), College of Engineering, Science and Technology (CEST).

The 25-year-old has successfully completed a Diploma in Civil Engineering (Level 5) from the University and recently graduated with Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) with Honours (Upper Second Class).

“I chose the civil engineering programme because Fiji is currently in a developing state in terms of buildings and infrastructure. I wish to be a part of this development and contribute my ideas towards it,” he shared.

Nath is currently employed as a Project Officer at Cope Construction Limited, utilising his skills and knowledge in construction and engineering.

“Civil Engineering is an interesting field where you can design, build, and supervise projects based on buildings, bridges, and roads,” he said.

“My inspiration to join this trade is my father, as he is also a graduate in the building and construction sector through FNU’s former Fiji Institute of Technology (FIT).”

“I was an art student in high school, but I took this challenge to follow in his footsteps. There’s a huge demand for Civil Engineers locally and abroad due to the increasing demand for infrastructure and the need for qualified professionals to design and build. It was a smooth transition for me and with the assistance from the friendly lecturers and tutors, it was easier for me to adapt to the next journey.”

In addition to focusing on his professional career path, Nath’s hobbies include researching building ideas related to engineering and playing FIFA games, PUBG, and football.

“My experience as an FNU student was very rewarding and I enjoyed every bit of my learning years. The labs, equipment, and workshops are all up to par and very well maintained.”

“The lecturers are also very helpful, and I, as a student, would like to thank all the lecturers for making efforts to teach the students even after their working hours.”

Nath has set a goal of establishing his own engineering firm in the next five years.


Semester 2, 2023 studies

Interested students can Apply Now for Semester 2 studies via the FNU website on or email to

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Alternatively, applicants can visit any of the FNU campuses to submit applications.

Classes for Semester 2 begin in July 2023.