Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical)



Yasser graduated from the University of Newcastle with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2003 and now works as a specialist in digital effects for Sony Pictures - a career that matches his ambition to be both an artist and a mathematician. Yasser was a technical engineer on the Oscar winning film "Happy Feet" - an opportunity he received partly as a result of his final year engineering project. The software he developed was used to create digital effects like waves and avalanches.

"The image processing techniques used in my final year project are directly related to the type of research and development done in film visual effects and animation", Yasser is now based in Los Angeles.

"I love that my job combines both creative and technical skill. I love that I can travel the world - the University of Newcastle gave me the foundation for my career. You never know where your degree can take you."

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