Mitchell Trotter

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I’m a creative and ambitious master’s student with a genuine passion for design and engineering. I’m especially curious about their combination in the development of sustainable and quality solutions. I’ve been fortunate to have experience as an engineering intern, hospitality/retail employee, and graphic designer. I’m eager to apply this diverse experience and begin using my multi-functional knowledge from academia, as a graduate or junior in design and engineering.

Education 🎓

University of Strathclyde: MEng Product Design Engineering, Graduate with Merit (Aug 17 - June 22)

IET, IMechE and iED accreddited degree - Faculty of Engineering Dean’s List in my fourth year.

Subjects: Design, manufacturing, and engineering management classes. Including: Industrial Design (e.g. CAD/UI/UX), engineering fundamentals (mechanical- & electrical-based), manufacturing techniques (e.g. Plastics/Metals/DFM/CAM) and engineering management (e.g. Lean Six Sigma).

Danmarks Tekniske Universitet – Exchange Semester in Mechanical Design & Innovation (Feb 20 - May 20)

Subjects: Robust Design of Mechanisms (Statistical Tolerance Analysis), Design of Plastic Products (Part & Mould Design),  Innovation Pilot

Technical Skills 🧱

(*self-taught, ^4+ Years)

Relevant Experience 👷

Spirit AeroSystems: Project Management / Engineering Intern (Jul 21 – Sep 21)

University of Strathclyde: Bachelor's Project, Modular Automotive Headlamp (Sep 20 - May 21)

Mitchmaking, Personal Graphic and Motion Design Projects (2016 - Passive)

South Ayrshire Council, Leisure Attendant / Lifeguard (June 18 – Sep 19)

Qualifications & Achievements 🏆

Hobbies & Interests 🏀


Cycling is one of my favourite past times and is an effective form of reflection on the other aspects of my life. Cycling is a useful means of clearing my mind of all stressors; allowing for essential rest and rejuvenation. I've found this to improve my work ethic during term-time at University. Especially since co-founding and performing a temporary secretary role in the Strathclyde University Road Club, where I planned for weekend outings and other activities. Alongside participating in the weekly training and road cycle program.


I played Bagpipes in the 1st Troon Boys’ Brigade Pipe Band, working my way up to Pipe Sergeant in my final year, 2016. We won all major competition titles - Scottish, British and European in 2012, and World Championships in 2016. Following this was an invitation to China in 2013 to play in a series of festivals in Liuzhou, Beijing, and Shanghai. I continue to play my own set of bagpipes in my free time and for friends and family.

Graphic Design

I use Graphic Design throughout my personal and academic life as a method of improving the communication and presentation of ideas and various works. I also employ graphic design as a service - designing logos, business cards, flyers and more. This past time helps me to exercise my creativity and problem-solving abilities.