The Faculty of Management and Technology offers each year a three-week, full-time course in Technical Knowledge for International Management students during the semester break. We switched to online classes and exams, which means that you can participate in our courses via Webex and Moodle, and we offer an open-book online exam at the end.
1. Introduction session: 26th of June (via webex)
2. Self learning time: starting 03rd of July
3. Live online exercises: starting 17th of July until 4th of August
4. Online exam: 21st of July, 28th of July and 4th of August
Our block seminar is quite similar to a summer school and is designed for international students who have taken few or no technical courses so far, but are pursuing a technical business degree or who need technical knowledge for their future professional career.
For students from our partner university in Gannon, USA, the block seminar is mandatory. The seminar provides the technical knowledge they need to achieve their double degree in International Industrial Management in Esslingen.
The majority of our participants are international students from all over the world. Therefore, all courses are taught in English.
Jakov Cordas from Bjelovar University of Applied Sciences in Bjelovar, Hungary, had a great experience in our block seminar:
"The winter block seminar was an interesting experience which showed me how much I know or don't know about material science and processing, statics and international exchange. The lecturers, Mr Hoover and Ms Bot-Schulz, approached the current problem of Zoom-lectures with much care and creativity using every tool at their disposal to make our learning as easy and effective as possible. I'm more than grateful for their effort. Materials that were used in lectures (presentation, pdf) were very useful to me. I can confidently recommend this block seminar to anyone who does not have an engineering background, but also to non-native English speakers: I think this seminar is an excellent 'learning tool' to improve your English skills."
Natalee Stinebiser from Gannon University, USA, took part in the seminar:
"The summer block seminar of Material Science/Processing and Statics was an eye-opening experience. Through this, I had the opportunity to learn more about subjects that I did not have much knowledge about in a short amount of time and how they can be applied to my studies as a business student. I believe that the professors, Mr. Hoover and Ms. Bot-Schulz, were very creative in how they approached the online classes, especially with the COVID-19 pandemic, and quite helpful when we had questions regarding the subject matter and examinations. They also had an easy system, where we could access the class materials prior to the lecture and then ask questions during class time. I would recommend this to students if they are looking to learn a lot of information in a short amount of time!"
Alonso Sasagawa, University of Lima, Peru, shares his experience:
"It was a pleasure to be part of this course. Both lecturers, were such nice instructors, very understanding even when we were not the brightest students, I really appreciated it. As for the content, it was exhaustive, especially the Material Science and Manufacturing Technology courses. Finally, I think this kind of exposure, not just to the field, but also using a foreign language, prepares us with the terminology used in big companies, improves our capacity to adapt to new situations and gives us the confidence to keep taking part in international events, just like this one."