Blended Intensive Programme (BIP) „Materials Technology and Processes“

We are glad to offer the faculty-led Blended Intensive Programme (BIP) „Materials Technology and Processes“ to our partner universities. The BIP includes both a physical activity and a virtual period.

The goal of the programme is that students should become more familiar with topics related to Materials Technology and Processes.

What should the BIP foster

  • development of transnational and transdisciplinary curricula
  • innovative ways of learning and teaching
  • online collaboration
  • research-based learning

BIPs provide an opportunity to reach out to new groups of students, for example those in study fields where mobility opportunities have been limited or those who lack confidence to go abroad alone.

Blended Intensive Programme (BIP)

Facts and figures

 
Dates of the physical period

21st October - 26th October 2024

Arrival: 20th October 2024
Departure: 27th October 2024


Dates of the virtual period before the mobility

16th September 2024 - 16th October 2024 (20 days)


Academic Content

The goal of the programme is that students should become more familiar with topics related to Materials Technology and Processes.

  • Tensile measurements
  • Hardness measurements
  • Preparation of metallographic microsections
  • Fatigue tests
  • Sheet metal forming
  • FEM Simulation sheet metal forming
  • Laser cutting
  • Soft skills (e.g. time management, networking)

How many students from each university can participate

3 students per partner institution (+2 students for the waiting list)
Students must be accompanied by at least one academic advisor.


Place

Esslingen (next airport Stuttgart is 30 minutes away by bus)


Language

The BIP will be held in English.


Fee for students receiving Erasmus scholarship
210 € (including contribution to accommodation)

The fee also includes:
Public transport ticket
Daily lunch
Swabian dinner
Company visits
Mercedes museum
Social activities
Excursion

Costs

The sending partner universities from EU countries have to use Erasmus KA131 to cover travel costs and living expenses of their participants.
The cultural porgramme, excursions and lunch breaks are free of charge.


How many ECTS will be awarded

3  Credits


What is the Workload for the students

90 hours (50 hours blended + 40 hours physical)


Online Learning agreement

Each student has to complete an Online Learning Agreement (OLA). You can find out what data you have to enter from your coordinator at your home university.


Transcript of Records

The Transcript of Records (TOR) will be will be handed out on the last day of the physical period.


Participating Universities
  • Atlantic Technological University (Ireland) - confirmed
  • Hellenic Mediterranean University (Greece)
  • Karelia University (Finland)
  • Karlstad University (Sweden) - confirmed
  • Polytechnic of Lisbon (Portugal) - confirmed
  • Stellenbosch University (South Africa) - confirmed
  • University of Cyprus (Cyprus) - confirmed
  • University of Malaga (Spain) - confirmed
  • University of Porto (Portugal) - confirmed

Blended Period

Preperation Blended Period 16.09.2024 - 16.10.2024 (30 Days- Workload 50 hours)

Students are provided with documents and lectures via a learning portal for self-study, especially for the practical activities at Esslingen University. In addition, lectures by guest professors are offered.

Participation in the virtual events and lectures is compulsory.
 

Title Lecturerer When Where
Introduction to Moodle Zeynep Kara

16.09.2024
07:00 pm (UTC+01:00) Berlin, Amsterdam, Stockholm

 
Introduction to Esslingen University
Questions and Answers
Diana Budde
Zeynep Kara
23.09.2024
07:00 pm (UTC+01:00) Berlin, Amsterdam, Stockholm
 
"Testing of materials, either metallic and polymeric and their idiosyncrasies in testing, specially in Fracture Toughness and three point bending" Afonso Leite
Politécnico de Lisboa (Portugal)
30.09.2024
07:00 pm (UTC+01:00) Berlin, Amsterdam, Stockholm
 
"The tensile test for materials mechanical characterization" Alexandra Rodrigues

Politécnico de Lisboa (Portugal)

07.10.2024
07:00 pm (UTC+01:00) Berlin, Amsterdam, Stockholm
 
“Very high cycle fatigue of metals: Testing at 20 kHz” Anton Tkachuk
Karlstad University (Sweden)
14.10.2024
07:00 pm (UTC+01:00) Berlin, Amsterdam, Stockholm
 

 

Programme in Esslingen


Welcome  Meeting on 20. October 2024

with beer, beverages and German style hotdogs

When: from 06:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Where: International Office, Kanalstr.12, Building 17, 73728 Esslingen


21. October 2024
When Where What
07:30 am - 08:00 am International Office, Building 17 Morning Coffee and Snack
08:00 am - 09:15 am Building 10, Room S 10.107 Lecture "Fatigue of Metals"
Lecturer: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Steffen Greuling
09:30 am - 11:00 am Building 10, Room S 10.107 Lecture „Metallography of Additive Manufactured Steel”
Lecturer: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lukas Löber
11:15 am - 12:45 pm Building 10, Room S 10.107 Lecture “Sheet Metal Forming”
Lecturer: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Wagner
12:45 pm - 01:00 pm Meeting point: International Office Group Photo

01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

University Cafeteria Lunch
 
02:30 pm - 04:00 pm Meeting point: International Office Erasmus+ Coffee Break (Please bring pastries from your home country and information material about your university.)
04:00 pm - 05:00 pm Building 10, Room S 10.107 Only for lecturers
Presentations of home universities
05:00 pm - 06:00 pm Building 10, Room S 10.107 Only for lecturers
Guided tour through the laboratories of the Faculty Mechanical and Systems Engineering by Prof. Greuling
06:00 pm - 08:30 pm Palmscher Bau, Innere Brücke 2, Esslingen Swabian Dinner with typical regional food such as "Maultaschen" and "Käsespätzle"

22. October 2024
When Where What
08:30 am - 12:30 pm Meeting point: International Office Visit Porsche Museum - Group 2 (direct transfer to Trumpf)
08:00 am - 08:30 am International Office, Building 17 Morning Coffee and Snack
08:30 am - 10:00 am City Center Campus Lab Work in teams
10:15 am - 11:45 am City Center Campus Lab Work in teams
12:00 pm - 05:00 pm Stuttgart, Meeting point: International Office Trumpf Company Visit

23. October 2024
When Where What
08:30 am - 12:30 pm Meeting point: International Office Visit Porsche Museum - Group 3
08:00 am - 08:30 am International Office, Building 17 Morning Coffee and Snack
08:30 am - 10:00 am City Center Campus Lab Work in teams
10:15 am - 11:45 am City Center Campus Lab Work in teams
11:45 am - 01:00 am Cafeteria Lunch
12:30 pm - 05:00 pm Meeting point: International Office Bosch Company Visit - Group 1 and 2
02:00 am - 03:30 pm Meeting point: International Office Guided City tour - Group 3 and 4

24. October 2024
When Where What
08:30 am - 12:30 pm Meeting point: International Office Visit Porsche Museum - Group 1
08:00 am - 8:30 am International Office, Building 17 Morning Coffee and Snack
08:30 am - 10:00 am City Center Campus Lab Work in teams
10:15 am - 11:45 pm City Center Campus Lab Work in teams
12:30 pm - 05:00 pm Cafeteria Bosch Company Visit - Group 3 and 4
02:00 pm - 03:30 pm Meeting point: International Office Guided city tour - Group 1 and 2

25. October 2024
When Where What
08:30 am - 12:30 pm Meeting point: International Office Visit Porsche Museum - Group 4 (direct transfer to the Mercedes-Benz Museum)
08:00 am - 08:30 am International Office, Building 17 Morning Coffee and Snack
08:30 am - 10:00 am City Center Campus Lab Work in teams
10:15 am - 11:45 pm City Center Campus Lab Work in teams
11:45 pm - 12:45 pm University Cafeteria Lunch
01:00 pm - 05:00 pm Meeting point: International Office

Visit of the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart


26. October 2024
When Where What
Full day Meeting point: International Office Excursion to the Technik Museum Sinsheim and to Heidelberg (free of charge

 

27. October 2023

Departure


Lab Groups anD Times

  Tuesday 22.10.
08:30 - 11:45
Wednesday 23.10.
08:30 - 11:45
Thursday 24.10.
08:30 - 11:45
Friday 25.10.
08:30 - 11:45
Group 1 Metallography Fatigue Visit Porsche (8 am) Metal Forming
Group 2 Visit Porsche (8 am) Metal Forming Metallography Fatigue
Group 3 Fatigue Visit Porsche (8am) Metal Forming Metallography
Group 4 Metal Forming Metallography Fatigue Visit Porsche (8 am)

 

Accommodation

Accommodation for students

We have rented 5 apartments in Esslingen very close to the university. The apartments are very modern and comortable with fast WIFI, bathrooms, kitchen and terrace. Two or three students have to share a bedroom. Of course, we will take gender separation into account. Please follow the link to see the apartments: https://www.secondhome-stuttgart.com/ Of course, students can also book a hotel on their own responsibility but we recommend to take advantage of the offer, because that way they can get to know and network with each other. However, we strongly discourage students from looking for accommodation themselves as this will be very expensive.

How to apply for accomodation

Around mid-May we will ask about the registration of students and in this context they will have to register to a place in the apartment.

Costs

Students who receive an Erasmus scholarship must pay a contribution to the accommodation costs over the fee of €210.

Arrival 20.10.24

After your individual transfer from the airport to the apartments by bus or train our student tutors will suppport you with check-in. Check-in is available from 04:00 pm. There is only one key per apartment available, but the key can be deposited in a key box outside the apartment. Each resident will receive the code to open and lock the key box.

Departure 27.10.24

You will have to leave your room by 10:00 am at the latest. Our student tutors will suppport you with check-out.


Accommodation for Teachers

We recomend you to book your room in the Hotel ECOINN in Esslingen very close to the university (right on the Campus City Centre).

Nomination Process

Deadlines

Preliminary nomination by February 28th

The peliminary nomination does not have to contain names. It is sufficient to specify the number of students and the number of teachers you want to send. Please send your nomination to io-shortprograms[at]hs-esslingen.de.

Esslingen University will inform you by March 1st at the latest whether your group can take part in the BIP.

Final nomination by April 1st

The final nomination must include the students’ names and email addresses. Please send your nominations to io-shortprograms[at]hs-esslingen.de.

As soon as we have received your nomination list, we will inform the students about the application process.

 

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