Sean Tse Cheung-Wan

2016 Scholar

Sean Tse Cheung-Wan

2016 Scholar

Sean is among the first students to be awarded the Vocational Education Scholarship under the Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholarships, and he is now pursuing a degree in aerospace engineering at Swansea University in the United Kingdom. He says the Scholarship has given him the opportunity to follow his dream. He greatly treasures the opportunity to study abroad and feels a responsibility to make the most of it.

Sean says that although he was never a top student in the past, his persistence and undeterred mind have taken him a long way. “A professor told the class that most people would be able to score over 70 in the first term, but in the second term, over 50 would already be a satisfactory score. However, my target is to maintain a score over 70 even in the second term. I have not slipped so far.”

In the second year, Sean has had to choose a specialist stream. With a strong passion for aerospace technology, he is unfazed by the difficulty of the course. “I chose Rocket and Space Technology. It is the most demanding discipline of the three and requires a broad spectrum of knowledge. I chose it because it would allow me to learn about aerospace technology and the design of rocket engines. That’s where my passion lies,” he explains.

Sean has not in the past been used to thinking out of the box, and has found it more challenging and time-consuming when there is no model answer to assignments. Sometimes, it means working all night with his classmates until sunrise. However, he has not found it a burden. Instead, he sees it as an unforgettable experience. Although Sean has only just begun his long journey to becoming an aerospace engineer, his perseverance will surely provide the launch pad to his dreams.