Amir Awan, a graduate from the Interactive Media Practice MA course, has just been hired as XR Designer and Developer at the world-leading organisation Bryden Wood.
Bryden Wood is a world-leading organisation in built environments using digital technologies and innovation to drive engineering capabilities forward. Bryden Wood offers architecture, engineering, design, operations consultancy, software expertise, mathematical modellers and much more under one roof and won the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise, for Innovation in 2018.
Amir, who graduated from the Interactive Media Practice MA course, spoke about his journey from his studies to landing a top job at a global leading organisation. He said: “My student journey at Westminster has been excellent and transformative towards my career. Studying Computer Science was great, my first stepping stone. However, the Interactive Media Practice MA highlighted, progressed and really developed my learning to a much higher level. We worked collaboratively in small teams, using key emerging technologies such as AR, VR and Mobile.
“We were really encouraged to think critically and creatively with opportunities to innovate through various approaches and methodologies. The methods of working were integrated, flexible and solution driven. This ecosystem really mirrored Bryden Wood’s working philosophy. During the completion of my masters’ programme, I ended up with several employment opportunities. The opportunity to work as an XR Designer/Developer at Bryden Wood is amazing. The culture is great, and I am working on some fantastic projects using a range of creative technologies such as VR simulations for architectural purposes.”
Speaking about Amir’s success, Savraj Matharu, Course Leader and Founder of the Interactive Media Practice MA course, said: “It’s fantastic to see our students achieving success throughout their time at Westminster. Amir’s studies touch on key areas of our School’s disciplines, Architecture, Computer Science and Digital Media. We have seen a wave of recent graduates entering into employment in diverse careers through technology, which is often challenging. It’s a true credit to our University in keeping up with modern times and embracing challenges faced in the fourth industrial revolution.
“It’s great to see how impactful a master’s degree can be for a student, being transformational for Amir’s career and future prospects. There is a strong industry demand for disruptive technologies and digital innovation, through transformative technologies, which is likely to rapidly increase in industry 4.0.”
Westminster’s Interactive Media Practice MA course combines a range of creative technologies from VR, AR, IOT, and Design Thinking to building powerful apps for mobile and wearable tech with live industry briefs.