Torika Qoro has high hopes of becoming the first female engineer in her family. To achieve her ambition, Qoro has completed a Trade Diploma in Electrical Engineering, followed by a Diploma in Engineering (Electrical) (Level 6) at the Fiji National University (FNU).
From Viseisei in Vuda, Qoro is now pursuing a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) with Honours at FNU’s College of Engineering, Science and Technology (CEST). Studying in a field that is traditionally male-dominated has made the 26-year-old more determined to work harder and always succeed.
“Sometimes, the most challenging thing about being in this field is that your voice is not heard, and that people may underestimate you,” she shared.
“However, that has not stopped me and is the motivation I need to be successful in my studies and career. If you are thinking of becoming a female engineer, remember, it doesn’t matter if you’re a woman or a man, the only important thing is your determination,” she said proudly.
Qoro said studying engineering is both challenging and rewarding at the same time.
“Being an engineer will give you the opportunity to solve problems and design new things that matter. You will contribute to making the world a better place,” she said.
“You also get the opportunity to learn new things, since technology is always changing.”
She added that FNU provided both the theory and practical components of study that she needed to excel in her studies and in the industry.
“The University is not all about theory, we also get to do hands-on projects which helps us understand better how things work.”
The Fiji National University will commence with its Enrolment Drive Roadshows this week to assist students with their application and enrolment needs for Semester 1, 2023 studies.
The first Roadshow will be conducted at the Nausori Bus Stand on 13-14 January.
Students, parents, guardians, and stakeholders can visit our Roadshow booths to obtain academic counselling, enquire about our programmes and entry requirements, submit their applications, and receive an Offer Letter if all requirements are met.
Click here for details on the Roadshow dates and venues.
For ease in admission and registration, FNU also has dedicated Enrolment Centres to serve new and continuing students at the Koronivia, Nasinu, Derrick, Ba, Natabua, Namaka and Labasa campuses. Students can visit these campuses to complete their application process.
For further information, students can visit our website at www.fnu.ac.fj, email the Academic Team via firstname.lastname@example.org or Text (Toll-Free) 857 for Vodafone and Inkk users.