What is it like to study engineering? Which study programmes can I choose and what job opportunities will I have after graduation? 80 students on their last year of upper secondary school have been playing engineers for three days – and as a result they have learned more about their future possibilities.
Between 20 and 22 October the students from the region’s youth educations have had the opportunity to get a sniff at life as an engineering student. Through six different theme courses the students gained a good insight into the academic and social aspects of the study programme.
The Bridge Building courses reflect the range of the engineering courses; from the theory behind modern mechanical engineering, exemplified in a real Formel Ford racing car, to robotics and the information technology of the future, with its focus on computer architecture, microprocessors and programming. The young people went on a journey into the information technology and robotics of the future, and learned more about their own MP3 player and mobile phone.
- I am here, because racing cars sounded madly interesting! It has been really nice with a more scientific approach to cars. Now I have been given an explained for what the various physical expressions of the car actually mean, says 18-year-old Nick, who already knows that he wants to be an engineer. From theory to application
Bio Energy – the road to a better environment was on the agenda as well, and here the students were taught about sustainable utilisation of plants and about various types of bio energy.
- Sustainable energy appeals to me a lot, and I would like to work with energy – of some sort. That is why I think I might study engineering. During the course, I have learned a lot of specific things about bio energy – there are a lot more aspects to it than I thought, says 19-year-old Louise. Context makes sense
At the course Manufacturing and Management – Locally and Globally, the globalisation and manufacturing processes across borders were on the agenda. The course included project work with students and a visit to an interesting company on Fyn, where two engineers talked about their job functions.
Each course connected the theory behind the physical phenomenons with what we know from the real world. Not least the course Sound, Optics and Nanotechnology, which, among other things, provided the students with insight into the technology of the future in, for example, television, mobile phones and measuring equipment for hospitals.
At Innovation, Design and Creativity at the Mads Clausen Institute the students took on the creative engineering skills and were introduced to examples of engineering careers. For further information, please contact
Communications Officer Mette Christina Møller Andersen
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