In any human being to be provided with

In my opinion,
the cornerstone for a prosperous society is a good education, and in developing
countries like Iran, this becomes even more critical given the need to counter
poverty and crime, and also enlighten the newer generations. Nowadays, with the
exponential growth in technology and scientific methods, employers are seeking
more education criteria from their potential employees, as the individuals must
exhibit the necessary skills related to the current challenge to be able to
tackle it and deliver their tasks. I personally believe that having a higher
degree is a necessity in today’s complex environment, as it will greatly
benefit for moving along the person’s career and the professional
progression. 

In order to
have an effective role in this competitive world, everyone should be
specialized in a specific field, and I believe that talent and hard work are
not enough, one should also go for his own dreams, and try to achieve them by working
hard and innate diligence. In addition, I think that women have to do more to
show their underestimated abilities. I believe that it is essential right for
any human being to be provided with facilities and opportunities when he has
the ability and interest. Regarding these points and my strong desire to study
more in the field of Architecture, I have decided to pursue my education
towards a Master degree in this field. The idea of creating something, that
everybody utilizes for their daily living, which has my personal touch on it,
has kept me excited to pursue a degree in Architecture, and the more I get to
know about this “art”, the more I feel attached to it, wanting to learn more
and achieve more. I believe that I will be a successful person in this path
because I have learned to use my talents and capabilities in a right way and
work hard which are, in my belief, the most important tools in achieving goals.

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Architectures
play a pivotal role in society. The infrastructure that they help to build and
maintain can benefit communities and individuals for generations. For me, this simple statement
sums up what it is to be an Architect, a professional who has the opportunity
to work on projects that not only change our physical surroundings but also at
the same time improve the lives of literally millions of people. I
aspire to become one of these people, as I possess a strong desire to change
our surroundings, and make a better social condition in Iran.

To become a
competent Architect, I have passed my academic lessons as an outstanding
student and also obtained good software knowledge in architectural packages. I
believe that I had a fair amount of exposure in this field so far. This
exposure has given me a solid platform through almost four years of studying in
the university. I feel that I have not satisfied my urge to learn, especially
when there is still so much to take in. I plan to improve my knowledge and
skills which are necessary for my field of study, and I believe that
undergraduate study alone does not provide the specialized academic exposure,
essential to reach higher professional levels. I do not perceive a Bachelor’s
Degree as an end, I have a strong desire to push ahead, and I plan to invest a
lot in my education to build my career. My goal is to bring back the
international exposure that I have obtained to my home country in order to
improve the quality of buildings and raise the people’s standard of living.
After graduation, I can undertake the Architectural Practice Examination in
Iran, and become a registered architect, and do supervision and consulting work
locally. Another prospect is to work for the government which maybe doesn’t
meet my expectation salary at the beginning but the growth opportunities are
more. Pursue a professional career in one of the leading architectural
companies in Iran is another option for my future career plan. Apart from that,
I will have the chance to work with my aunt, as she is planning to open up her
own company after 20 years of working in the field of Architecture. 

Various
universities in the world are offering programs in Architecture; but, many of
them lack the industry relevance, while the others are based more on theory.
Unfortunately, the postgraduate programs in Iran are mostly based on theory due
to the lack of relation between universities and industry. I feel while the
Iranian universities have international standards, but the outcomes are not
suitable for industry and for entering the professional market, as most of the
employers are looking for people with both theoretical and practical skills.
The other obstacle in Iran for students is the difficult access to modern
laboratory and studio facilities and equipment, which causes many difficulties,
especially in art and architecture fields. I’ve decided to continue my
education at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) because of its
outstanding educational system and well-structured programs, which have been
known to resolve industrial problems and simplify challenges. QUT has many
recognized professors and state-of-the-art-teaching facilities, with almost
8000 international students from more than 100 countries, I am confident about
my choice regarding the selection of this university among all universities in
the field of Architecture.

As I read
through the QUT website, I realized that I will be able to complete
project-based architectural design units in a studio setting, and work on
projects with a practical edge that will teach me to think about how buildings
function and are constructed. Working on real projects will help me to develop
my industry knowledge and practice, and create an understanding of how
architects work in the real world. The Gardens Point campus is located in
Brisbane’s City Centre, so I can get inspiration from many architectural and
environmental sights around the campus, like the historic house museum and the
William Robinson Gallery at Old Government House alongside Parliament House,
and the City Botanic Gardens. So that, I can learn practical and project-based
architectural design, with a strong focus on environments, and sustainability
to make a positive effect on my own country’s architecture, and apply my
knowledge along with my practical skills to my workplace in Iran. I believe I
can gain valuable and dynamic experiences there and it will provide me with
essential skills and expert knowledge at the forefront of the industry.

Among all
cities in Australia, I decided to choose Brisbane. At first, I opted this city
because of my chosen University. QUT is the only University in Australia that
offers the one-year postgraduate program, and it suits me perfectly as I was
looking for the shortest way to gain international exposure and practical
experience so that I can enter to the professional sector in my home country,
Iran. Then I started reading about Brisbane, and I realized that Brisbane is
one of the oldest cities in Australia, and it is well known for distinctive
Queenslander architecture, which offers an inspiring study environment with
sunny weather, a relaxed outdoor environment, and beautiful natural scenery.
Plus, it has an extensive transportation network within the city, and it’s an
affordable city for a student. Last but not least, Brisbane shares less time
difference with my home country, compared to other cities in Australia, e.g.
Melbourne and Sydney, which makes it easier for me to keep in touch with my
family and friends.

Also, my
decision to study in Australia is attributed to the fact that, Australia is a
leading country when it comes to technical excellence and higher education, and
the universities do have closer bonds to the industry and the businesses around
them, which ties the theoretical aspect of education with the practical aspect.
This would not have been achieved without the right environment and support
from the government, that’s why I believe it is an excellent location for
studying and acquiring a degree, especially for international students. On top of
that, Australia is known for having a various vibrant culture, kind and
colorful people, safe environment and diverse society, and recognized as a
front-runner in higher education, which has convinced me to pursue a master’s
degree there. From various references, I have learned that Australia is the
hometown to 15 prestigious Nobel Prize laureates through the years, which could
not have been achieved without excellent infrastructure for education
institutes and strong support from the government. While, in my home country of
Iran, every year the government kept on decreasing the funding for universities
and the educational institutes, which resulted in a big gap in the practical
aspects of education and affected the existence of proper laboratories and tools
for learning. Plus, one of my strongest motivations to study abroad and pursue
a higher degree is to gain invaluable life experiences and grow as a person,
which will definitely be of great aid to my next step towards a successful
professional career in Iran.

I have
graduated in Architectural Engineering at the Islamic Azad University, Iran in
earlier 2016. After I graduated, I started looking for jobs in order to start
my career life, it did not take me long to realize that in order to indulge professional career in
upscale companies, build higher skill and to learn new technologies in this
field, higher studies in the field of Architecture in reputed International
Institution is very essential. Moreover, I decided to get my university
degree as well as my transcript and start applying for universities abroad. I
could not get my transcript unless I have my degree according to Islamic Azad
University rules, as you see in my degree (attached) the “Date of Central
Organization Certification” is 30/07/2017 this means I got my original
degree and transcript in mid-2017. This was the first reason for my delay in
continuing studying which I could not do anything about.

Therefore, I
decided to use this one and a half year and start studying for English in order
to get ready for the IELTS exam, and at the same time start teaching
architectural software in private classes, and working as a freelance artist to
save some money for my future study. Also, I joined other extracurricular
activities, such as workshops, attending to some international competitions,
research, and professional internships, aiming to increase my knowledge, gain
experience and get involved in academic activities. Although, I was away from
studying for some time I have always tried to strengthen my skills and stay up
to date with self-studying and being involved with architectural subjects. These experiences were instrumental
in developing my communication skills, and I learned how to work both
independently and as part of a group while meeting deadlines under pressure.
Overall, I expect that my undergraduate experiences will be immensely useful
when in graduate school, as I will be able to draw upon the skills that I have
learned and overcome any challenges that I may face.

I have been
brought up in a family that has strong inclinations towards science, learning
has always been my initial goal. I am the only child of my parents, who got
divorced about 15 years’ back. Ever since I have lived with my mother and I am
just looking for an opportunity to gain the essential experiences that I need
and come back to her as soon as I finish. My mother works for the government at
the moment, and according to my culture, I have a moral obligation to take care
of her after her retirement. My mother had completed her education abroad and
she always tells me that those years were the best experience she has ever had,
that’s why she encourages me to continue my education in other countries, to
experience more challenging situations in my life and take the advantage of
modern educational systems.

Finally, I
would like to express my appreciation for the time and effort you will invest in
this application, I am grateful for being a step closer towards pursuing a
higher degree in Australia by getting the admission from Queensland University
of Technology, in which I will try and do my best for achieving the desired
outcome of the program, I strongly believe that by joining to QUT I will have a
promising future and will be enabled to accomplish many achievements in my
career and field of interest. I hope that the Australian government will
consider my case and grant me the necessary visa on time, making it possible
for me to take the last step to study in Australia.