Computer Systems Engineering grad recognised for outstanding engineering talent

Computer Systems Engineering graduate Geza Tankovics has been awarded a prize by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Date: 26 August 2021

Geza Tankovics, a recent graduate of Computer Systems Engineering BEng at London Met, has been recognised by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) for the engineering talent he showed over the course of his degree. 

The IET Prize is awarded annually to outstanding students who are completing a course of study which has been accredited by the IET. Prize winners are nominated by their university based on having shown distinction in their course leading to the award of a first degree. As part of his win, Geza will receive a certificate and two years of free student membership of the IET.

In response to this prize, Geza says that he thoroughly enjoyed his time at London Metropolitan University, and was particularly impressed with the outstanding teaching, superb academic support and extracurricular opportunities which enabled him to develop.

While completing his degree during the pandemic had its challenges, Geza commended the School's technical team (John Hucker, Chi Ho and Rizwan Suhail) for arranging remote learning tools, components and kits in supporting his learning and assessments. He also conveyed special acknowledgement to Mr Muhitttin Onadim and Dr Pancham Shukla who helped him develop as a confident systems engineer through practice-based modules (Electronics Systems, Microprocessors & Embedded Systems and Data Acquisition & Interfacing) and provided useful directions on his personalised final year project: ‘Automated Rubik’s Cube Solving Robot’.

Geza said that will never forget the support and guidance he received from his Course Leader Dr Pancham Shukla throughout his degree programme who motivated and mentored him to be a Success Coach and a Student Rep.

Professor Danielle George MBE, President of the IET, said: "Our IET Prizes are a fantastic way for talented engineering students to be recognised for their outstanding ability in the early stages of their engineering journey. The IET Membership provides early career professionals with the opportunity to connect with a global community, grow their networks and develop their technical knowledge.

"The IET is passionate about promoting engineering excellence and our awards and prizes showcase some of the very best engineering talents. All of the winners should be incredibly proud of their achievements. I wish them all the best for a very fulfilling and successful career – they are all difference makers of the future."

To find out more information about the range of prizes and awards available to young and aspiring engineers through the IET, please visit the IET website.