3 undergraduate programs in the field of Mechatronics and Robotics, Shipbuilding and Construction and Mechanical Engineering and Production will prepare students for the business world and successful career start
The programs are designed to integrate practical phases and theoretical ones with periodical rotation, which allows students to receive flexible and also fixed practical hours. This model has been selected because it allows integration of the practical phases without major restructuring of the curricular plan.
The partnership will test the dual approach and optimise the modules while providing various best practice examples of university-business cooperation for the region. Based on the evaluation results, the partners will improve and further develop the programs. The details about the dual curricula in each higher education institution are as follows:
- Pilot implementation of dual program in the field of Mechatronics and Robotics – Sibiu, Romania (includes cooperation between Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Schaltsysteme SCS Sibiu and Continental Automotive Systems Sibiu) – 4-year bachelor program, intended for 10 students, which will start in October 2018 with a theoretical phase. The program will continue with 2 theoretical phases during 3th and 4th academic semesters, as well 2 practical phases per 3 months during summer breaks and 60 to 90 flexible practical hours per semester.
- Pilot implementation of dual program in the field of Shipbuilding and Construction – Varna, Bulgaria (includes cooperation between Technical University Varna, Keppel FELS Baltech Ltd and MTG-Dolphin PLC ) – 4-year bachelor program, intended for 10 students, which will start in October, 2018 and will follow the same model as the described above in Sibiu.
- Pilot implementation of dual program in the field of Mechanical Engineering and Production – Pula, Croatia (includes cooperation between Polytechnic Pula, Holcim and SUC)
– 3-year bachelor program, intended for 5 students, which will start in October 2018 and will follow the model as ones in LBUS & TUV with one difference – dual students will have only fixed in-company practical trainings for 3 months in summer and 1 month in winter breaks.