Sebastian Bucher: My Experience in the Esslingen DDM Program

Sebastian is from Germany and completed the Esslingen M.Eng. in Design and Development in Automotive and Mechanical Engineering in 2012. Sebastian is now working in Germany as a Reliability Engineer for Robert Bosch GmbH.

Here are Sebastian’s thoughts about his time in Esslingen.

Q - How did you become interested in the DDM program?

I did my Bachelor in Esslingen as well and that was a nice experience. And I also wanted to do something international... therefore it was a perfect combination.

Q - What was the best activity you took part in during the DDM program?

The best activity I took part in was a project with Prof. Gärtner concerning Shear stress mesurement and Simulation on wings.

Q - How did the lectures and labs of the DDM program have an impact on your career?

They were very helpful, especially the fatigue lab with Prof. Häfele.

Q - What is the most rewarding part of your job?

In my job in the field of research I have to combine FEM-simulations, testing and project management... most rewarding when simulations and testing fit nicely =)

Q - What advice would you give to students who aspire to follow a similar career path and join the DDM program?

Do it in a foreign language (e.g. English for German students). You will learn a lot and get to know nice people from countries all over the world.

Q- Are you still friends with anybody you met in Esslingen?

Yes... inside and outside of my company. We still meet regularly for good food and drinks.

Q - Do you have a favorite or funny story about your time in Esslingen?

A couple of DDM friends still meet regularly. We call it the "Falotten-Treffen"... don't ask why =)

Q - How did the DDM program improve your life?

Without the DDM progem, I would not have found my current, highly interesting job.

Ohne das DDM-Studium würde ich nicht meinen aktuellen, hoch interessanten Job ausüben.

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