What made you choose the University of Oulu?
Back in India, I was working on the design and development of Wireless communication systems. I have travelled to Oulu to work for companies like Elektrobit and Nokia Siemens Networks. Oulu has been the centre for research, design and development of every wireless communication technology. The Centre for Wireless Communications at the University of Oulu has been a big contributor in that. Studying wireless communication engineering at the University of Oulu was an easy choice.
What was it like to study wireless communications engineering in Oulu?
The WCE studies are very well structured and give students theoretical as well as practical knowledge of state-of-the-art wireless systems. Students have the flexibility to choose their study plans according to their career goals. Coming from a computer science background myself, the WCE programme really helped me understand the telecommunication bits of the system and was crucial for my career.
What have you been doing after completing your Master’s degree?
Currently, I am working as senior engineer at MediaTek designing modems for smartphones. I am also pursuing my Ph. D. from University of Oulu.
What are your career plans?
My career goal is to be at the forefront of the wireless communication industry, designing and working with the latest standards and devices.
Do you have any advice to those considering studying WCE in Oulu?
I would definitely recommend the WCE programme for students who are considering a career in telecommunications. The programme provides you necessary knowledge and skills, combined with an opportunity to do research on the latest technologies under CWC.
Last updated: 13.7.2016