Name: Christoph Müller
Master's programme: Embedded Electronics Engineering
What made you choose to do your Master’s in Lund?
I read the description on the webpage and it looked like a deeply chip-oriented program, which is what I was looking for. So it was really a perfect match, and I was really happy I got accepted. It was exciting because I had never studied anywhere outside of Germany before, and everyone made us feel really welcome here.
What do you like the most about being here?
One thing I really like is the more personal style of communication. In Germany everything is so formal. It was weird at first, adjusting to calling teachers by their first name. But it’s really good to have such a good relationship with the professors – you can always go to them if you don’t understand something. They are always extremely open and accessible.
I was also really impressed with the quality of the education. It exceeded my expectations. In Germany, sometimes it’s hard to ask questions in class. Here you can discuss things more, especially in the labs.
What is your programme like?
We have had a lot of fun projects. We reverse-engineered a chip from the package to what is going on in the various parts. In general, there are a lot of projects where you actually have to do something, which really helps us to learn a lot better.
One of the coolest things about the program was that as part of my Master’s thesis I was able to actually manufacture a chip. And now it’s being manufactured! I was able to create my own cells implemented on the chip, which is something even most companies are afraid of. We were able to learn a lot in a short time. It was a bit stressful, but finally we were able to make something that worked.
Would you recommend the programme to others?
Yes, absolutely. Coming here was the best study decision I ever made. I have even applied for a PhD position here at Lund, so I’m hoping to stay here for even longer!