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Shrishti comes from India, the land of unity in diversity and culture. She graduated from Instrumentation and Control Engineering from the University of Delhi and started studying master's programme Embedded Systems here at KTH. She enjoys drawing, exploring the city, reading books, and have developed a new liking for cooking.

Why did you choose this master's programme at KTH?

The master's programme Embedded Systems provides me with a platform to pursue my interests in electronics and software at the same time, making it a perfect choice. The programme at KTH fits like a missing piece between my existing skills and my passion for working as an Embedded Systems engineer.

What are the best aspects of your programme?

The flexibility to select courses from other tracks and even other master's programmes is one of the best aspects of my programme. I choose what I want to study and learn depending upon my interests. This also allows me to learn different technologies and integrate them with Embedded Systems. Another thing that I like about my programme is the project and lab work in all the courses. The project and the lab work provide tools to understand the theory I study during the lectures. 

Have you chosen a specialisation track within the programme?

My keen interest in intertwining embedded systems and mechanical systems made me select the Embedded Controls Track as my specialisation within the programme. I learned to integrate the embedded systems with the mechanical systems and control the behaviour of the system using different control algorithms. 

What are some of your favourite courses so far?

One of my favourite courses is Hybrid and Embedded Control Systems. We designed and implemented control algorithms for trajectory planning and motion control for a robot. I also liked the course, Embedded Software which introduced me to the real-time aspect of the domain. The Embedded Systems Design Project course offered in year two is very engaging. We get an opportunity to apply our knowledge and learnings, from our first year to a research project at the university. 

How do studies at KTH differ from your previous studies?

Comparing to my bachelor's studies, studies at KTH are more hands-on and project-oriented. Unlike the semester system, the period system is more relaxing and gives sufficient time to focus on one-two courses at the same time. 

How is student life in Stockholm?

Student life in Stockholm is fun and exciting. Stockholm is very close to nature, and at the same time, doesn't lose the city vibe. One can always find possibilities and more students to explore the city and engage in activities like trekking, kayaking, picnics at the park, etc.

How would you describe your time at KTH so far?

My experience at KTH has been like a roller-coaster ride, starting with slight anxiety and excitement but then fun and enjoyment took over. The school offers me the freedom to study whatever I want and lets me decide my study pace. The professors and students are friendly and welcoming and create a learning and inclusive environment. I am always surrounded by people who help me grow. KTH makes me feel warm and homely. 

What would you like to say to students thinking of choosing KTH for master's studies?

Don't think twice and go for it! KTH and Sweden offer endless opportunities to grow both technically and personally. You will always be surrounded by great people to learn from and to enjoy along.