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Hassan comes from Pakistan. Before coming to Sweden, he graduated from his bachelor's programme in Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. He enjoys reading, cooking, playing basketball and also enjoys listening to heavy metal music.

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

Before starting my MSc, I had worked for almost 6 years as a Health, Safety and Environment Engineer in the Electric Power Industry. I wanted to gain specific knowledge within my career area, and this programme seemed the most relevant! 

What are the best aspects of your programme?

The best aspect of my programme is the hands-on experience we develop by working with real-world problems faced by companies and organisations in Sweden. The students are always encouraged to approach companies and work with them to solve their issues. This is the best training for later careers. 

Have you chosen a specialisation track within the programme? If Yes, which track and why?

I have chosen the Work Environment Engineering Track. It aligns best with my career history and future aspirations. Furthermore, my Bachelor's degree was in Electrical Engineering. It seemed a very logical choice. 

What are some of your favourite courses so far?

My favourite courses so far have been Evaluation and Measures of the Physical Environment, System Safety and Risk Management and Evaluation and Measures of the Acoustic Environment and Vibrations 

How do studies at KTH differ from your previous studies?

I would say there is much more open discussion and reflection in KTH. Also, most of the exams follow the open-book condition. There is an emphasis on learning from each other, not just the instructors. 

How is student life in Stockholm?

It has been challenging to adjust to Stockholm but so far, it's been very good! I have enjoyed life in the city, we are very close to nature and I like that very much. 

How would you describe your time at KTH so far?

I would say that KTH is the best place to be if you are an international student! There is a lot of support from the university, and the student scene is very vibrant. There is a lot of international exposure, so there is a lot to learn. 

What do you want to do after graduating?

That's a difficult question! I am torn between pursuing a PhD in Safety Engineering or moving towards Safety Consultancy. Both seem viable options at the moment. 

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

I want to say that KTH will be a wonderful experience, so don’t hesitate! The support, alumni networks, knowledge, and exposure are all priceless! So go for it!