Leveraging on a practical educational approach that moves beyond classroom lectures is what TUM Asia does to ensure that its curriculum stays relevant and practical to the needs of the industry.
Close cooperation with key industry players gave TUM Asia students a chance to visit renown German companies; Daimler, Rohde and Schwarz, and SSI Schaefer. Visiting these companies gave students the opportunity to yield insights into how they can apply what they learnt to the workforce in the future.
The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology students visited Rohde & Schwarz and learnt more about their Research and Development departments as well as their service centre.
“I was surprised that they only had 3 head engineers to assemble the high demand products”, mentioned Karen Kang, a student who went for the company visit.
“We learnt about the functions and operations at Rohde & Schwarz, and witnessed the technology and equipment used to test products such as hand phones and televisions. This shows how much confidence they have in their own test equipment.” It was an extremely enriching and enjoyable experience for the students to learn more about what Rohde & Schwarz does and how they contribute to the industry.
TUM Asia’s Master of Science in Transport & Logistics students were able to visit Daimler and SSI Schaefer, gaining direct exposure to leading companies of the industry. “The company visits introduced us to the functions and challenges in warehouse operations and enlightened us to the usage of technology in warehouse management systems”, said Kunal Thakkar.
“Not only were we able to gain a unique first hand encounter with the warehouse processes and technologies, but we were able to make our first business contacts which will help us in our future career path,” said Nicholas Bischoff, a student in the Master of Science in Transport & Logistics programme.
Students were also able to witness the differences between the two warehouses and their contributions to the industry. “With two completely different types of warehouses, we were able to see the possible opportunities for future storage handling systems.”
This article was first published in the TUM Asia DIGEST Newsletter, which is available for online reading here.