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Festive atmosphere at the final presentation day

Published: 3 June 2019

90 graduation students had ironed their shirts and perfected their Powerpoints when it was time for the final presentations of theses at the Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics.

It was a day filled with presentations, like a conference, when the prospective engineers presented their thesis projects for students, supervisors and clients. In most cases, the thesis work had been carried out as a sharp project at a company. Smart technical solutions and sustainability were recurring themes in the wide range of presentations.

The following courses at Luleå University of Technology were represented during the day: MSc in Mechanical Engineering, MSc in Sustainable Energy Engineering, MSc in Materials Science and Engineering (EEIGM), MSc in Engineering Physics and Electrical Engineering, BSc in Automotive Engineering and the Master's programs in Tribology, Materials Engineering and Composite Materials.

Some voices from the day:

– I thought the thesis day was well planned and there was the opportunity to listen to presentations in many different subjects. The time as a student has gone fast and a contributing cause for that I think depends on the friendly atmosphere and a broad range of student activities. I think my program has had a good plan and I have gained a lot of knowledge before entering the working life, says Emma Nordekvist, who has studied MSc in Mechanical Engineering.

– Having read at three different universities and now be able to complete the thesis at Luleå University of Technology, it was really something to remember. My time in Luleå has been a wonderful experience. Of course it has been cold, but it was great to experience real winter with snow, winter sports, walking on the ice track in central Luleå and not least fika (coffe breaks)! The contrasts with dark days in the winter to have bright days in the summer were also special, as well as the Northern Lights, says Nayan Dhakal, who graduates in TRIBOS Master.

– The fun thing with the thesis day was to listen to what all the students have been doing the last six months. It was exciting to see how different areas everyone actually had been working with. Five years go faster than you think and my tip for new students is to make sure you have fun while studying, says Björn Svensson who now earns his MSc degree in Mechanical Engineering.

– The thesis day is good as it is built as a conference with several rooms for presentations. I appreciated it very much as a student in previous years when I could see examples of what degree projects can be about and be inspired. The study period has been very educational since I have developed my theoretical knowledge, but also learned to formulate problems, run projects and present my results in a good way, says Joakim Sandberg, who graduates in Materials Science and Engineering.