What has been the most interesting course?
I’m interested in robots, so the most interesting courses have been the Electrical Engineering Workshop course (Sähköpaja) and the Proto Workshop course (Protopaja). At the Electrical Engineering Workshop course, our team made a self-loading transport drone. At the Proto Workshop, we made a transport robot that was a small car on wheels that could transport small packages.
I have also enjoyed courses in industrial engineering and management since I’m interested in entrepreneurship. I appreciate that you can take a really wide variety of courses at Aalto.
What tools you have gotten from your studies to working life?
Course work has included working on projects related to business and industry, which has improved our teamwork skills and time management enormously. At various events, such as Dash Design Hackathon, students get to solve real challenges posed by companies.
I have also gained work experience at the university by working as a course assistant at the Electrical Engineering Workshop and at a couple of other courses. Showing other people how something works has helped me learn in a new way.
I like how the School of Electrical Engineering takes care of us and celebrates our achievements. The school encourages students with scholarships and overall patches – being treated this way makes us motivated to learn and be active.
How do you see the future of the field?
My dream is to develop robots that can interact with people and perform everyday tasks. They would give people more time and opportunities to do things that are much more interesting.
The future in this field is really promising, and COVID-19 only accelerated the development of automated processes. For example, the number of parcel lockers has grown very rapidly.
I'd recommend the field to anyone interested in electronics. It’s a really interesting world – there's always something new to learn more about!
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