Ask Oskar questions about KTH and read more about his decision to study at KTH, thoughts about Sweden, advice to prospective students and his plans for the future.
Hi! My name is Oskar. I'm 22 years old and currently in my first year of the Naval Architecture master's programme at KTH. When I'm not studying, I enjoy hobbies such as board games and 3D printing but most of all, I enjoy sailing, which I do as often as I can manage with my own boat, Ada, and usually a couple of friends as well.
Why did you choose this master's programme at KTH?
I'm doing a combined bachelor's and master's in the broad field of Mechanical Engineering at KTH. When it came time to decide what specific area to write my bachelor's thesis in, I figured that, given my interest in ships and sea travel, Naval Architecture might be interesting, and it did not disappoint. Carrying on with my master's studies in the same field felt only natural after that.
What are some of your favourite courses so far?
Having just started my first year at the master's programme I haven't had that many courses yet, but the course Ship Design is really great so far. I'm also enjoying the course Internal Combustion Engines 1 that I took as an elective for this period. Apart from that, I'm planning on taking a course called Sailing for Performance this spring which I can't help but get excited for.
How would you describe your time at KTH so far?
When I first came to KTH to start my bachelor's degree, I felt like I finally came home. I enjoyed the studies and the company of the other students.
The courses have been engaging and, for the most part, very interesting, and the student groups I've been involved with had kept my spirits high even when the studies gave me hard times.
What do you want to do after graduating?
Maybe not that surprising, but I want to design and construct boats or ships. My dream job right now would be as a designer for recreational sailing yachts.
What would you like to say to students thinking of choosing KTH for master's studies?
I would like to say that KTH is an excellent choice. The master's programmes allow for a lot of freedom with elective courses meaning you can tailor your studies to what you're interested in. In addition, the courses all feel well thought through, and most are very close to real engineering work.