Sara Anttila has studied the MSc Programme in Sustainable Energy Engineering at Luleå University. Photo: Ted Karlsson. View original picture , opens in new tab/window

After the thesis about buses a job awaits

Published: 31 May 2016

Sara Anttila from Luleå has in her thesis on the program MSc in Sustainable Energy Engineering studied the most energy-efficient way to drive a bus. She looked at the entire energy chain from raw biogas to the wheels, for gas, electric and hybrid bus.

 – I came to the conclusion that it is possible to make significant savings by choosing the right type of vehicle, but also the driving pattern has a major impact on the result. The transformation to a sustainable transport sector will be both time and resource intensive, so it is important to have a good basis for long-term decisions and for what conditions the technology pays off best, says Sara Anttila who did her thesis at Scania and now completes her studies at the MSc Programme in Sustainable Energy Engineering at Luleå University of Technology.

It was via Scania's website Sara Anttila found the thesis and she thought it fitted perfectly into her education and what she wanted to do.

– It was very fun to do thesis work at a company. There were many knowledgeable people at Scania who contributed their time and knowledge and made the experience very rewarding. There was great interest from Scania's side, so I constantly felt that my work was important and relevant.

Sara Anttila already got a job after the education; she will work as a trainee at Sweco Energuide. She can definitely recommend others to read the MSc in Sustainable Energy Engineering.

– Do it! It is a very exciting program with a good mix of theory and practice. Try to study extra hard for the first two years; this will help a lot in the last three years. But do not forget to enjoy student life, you can for example join a student association that suits your interests, there are many to choose from.