Here I am posting my personal statement again ..I have done some modifications in it..plz check it and if there any mistakes then plz correct them.I will be waiting for replies from all you guys..
I wish to pursue my graduate studies at your esteemed institution, as I believe that a Masters degree will help me to to develop myself as a well trained chemical engineer and establish a career in the chemical industry.
At school, I developed a great interest in the basic sciences and mathematics because I was amazed by the role science and mathematics played in helping mankind lead a better life. A number of processes and products, including fermentation for making alcohol and various foods, the use of enzymes for tanning leather, the use of bacteria for biological waste treatment and the production of antibiotics from mold culture, have been used and developed in the past are the examples of the role played by science and mathematics in helping mankind.
This led me to choose an undergraduate course in chemical engineering.I thought that chemical engineering was the only field which involved study of the basic sciences and mathematics. Chemical engineers have been improving our well-being for more than a century. From development of smaller, faster computer chips to innovations in recycling, treating disease, cleaning water, and generating energy, the processes and products that chemical engineers have helped create touch every aspect of our lives.
In the period of study at <college name>, I have undertaken various courses like Heat transfer, Fluid mechanics, Mass Transfer, Mechanical Operations, Process Control, Chemical Reaction Engineering, Energy Management etc. which have introduced me to various theoretical concepts and methods which are widely used in chemical industry.
During my undergraduate study I had done two research projects. My major project, entitled the preliminary plant design of Nitric Acid, was aimed to produce nitric acid with minimum effect on the environment as well as at maximum productivity but at a low cost. My second project was Urea Coating which was aimed to reduce nitrogen loss due to Ammonia volatilization. Both research projects enhanced my research ability and broadened my academic vision.
During my study as an undergraduate student, I also got an opportunity to visit various chemical industries around Pakistan. My first industrial visit to an oil refinery was a great experience. I was simply astounded to see the giant distillation towers and heat exchangers. I was also taken to the plant control division where I was shown how the entire plant was automated and how the entire process could be monitored using the computers. It was just awesome that an entire plant was being controlled by just a few operators monitoring the various critical parameters at their terminals. This kindled my interest in the usage of computers in chemical industries which led me to explore more applications of computers in chemical engineering. Topics such as Process control, Process optimization, Modeling and simulation interested me.
Visits to these industries also enlightened me on the various environmental issues confronting the industry; it made me aware of the role of the chemical engineer towards protecting the environment. A course on environmental engineering in my final year introduced me to the concept of sustainable development and how a chemical engineer could contribute towards reducing pollution.
A Master's program in chemical engineering will go a long way in preparing me for a fruitful career development in the future. I am sure that exposure to cutting edge facilities and interaction with renowned faculty at your institution will help develop my knowledge and versatility and help me to face stiff global competition.
It would be a great privilege to be able to do my graduate studies at <UNIVERSITY NAME>, and I am quite confident that I will match the high standards set by your university."