Blended Intensive Programme (BIP) „Materials Technology and Processes“ October 2023

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 virtual periods.

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)

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

Which are the Participating Universities

Invited:

  • IT Sligo (Ireland)
  • Hellenic Mediterranean University (Greece)
  • Karlstad University (Sweden)
  • Karelia University (Finland)
  • Stellenbosch University (South Africa)
  • University of Cyprus (Cyprus)

Planned:

  • Partner Universities will be selected


How many students from each university can participate

4 students per partner institution


Place

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


Dates of the physical period

23rd October - 28th October 2023 (arrival 22nd October, departure 29th October)


Dates of the virtual period before and after the mobility

1st October - 15th November 2023 (21 days)


Language

The BIP will be held in English.


Fees

We don't charge any fee.


Costs

Travel costs and living expenses are covered by the participants. The sending partner universities from EU countries can use their Erasmus KA131 funds for the mobilities of their participants. Attention: We have to include blended mobilities in our IIA.


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 sent to the home university within 14 days after the end of the post-processing period. Each student will also receive a scan by email within 14 days.

Preliminary Programme in Esslingen

Official Programme:
23.10. - 28.10. 2023

Arrival: 22.10.2023
Departure: 29.10.2023

The program is continuously updated.

22. October

We cordially invite you to a Welcome Pub Meeting. Our academic and administrative BIP Coordinators will have a glass of beer with you.
When: 08:00 pm
Where: Karmeliter, Obertorstr. 8, 73728 Esslingen


23. October 2023
When Where What
08:00 am - 09:15 am City Center Campus, Building 10
Room S 10.107
Welcome by the Faculty and the International Office
09:30 am - 11:00 am City Center Campus, Building 10
Room S 10.107
Lecture „Metallography of Additive Manufactured Steel”
Lecturer: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lukas Löber
11:15 am - 12:45 pm City Center Campus
Room S 10.107, Building 10
Lecture “Sheet Metal Forming”
Lecturer: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Wagner
12:45 pm - 01:00 pm Entrance of the University Cafeteria Group Photo
01:00 pm - 01:55 pm University Cafeteria Lunch
02:00 pm - 04:00 pm Esslingen
Meeting point: Entrance of the University Cafeteria at 01:55 pm
Guided City Tour (free of charge)
04:00 pm - 06:00 pm Stuttgart
Meeting point: Entrance of the University Cafeteria at 03:55 pm
Go-Kart
https://kart-stuttgart.de/eng/

24. October 2023
When Where What
09:00 am - 09:30 am City Center Campus
International Office, Building 17
Morning Coffee
09:30 am - 11:00 am City Center Campus Lab Work in teams /
Porsche factory tour
11:15 am - 12:45 pm City Center Campus Lab Work in teams /
Porsche factory tour
12:45 pm - 01:30 pm University Cafeteria Lunch
02:00 pm - 06:00 pm Stuttgart Company Visit

25. October 2023
When Where What
09:00 am - 09:30 am City Center Campus
International Office, Building 17
Morning Coffee
09:30 am - 11:00 am City Center Campus Lab Work in teams /
Porsche factory tour
11:15 am - 12:45 pm City Center Campus Lab Work in teams /
Porsche factory tour
12:45 pm - 01:30 pm University Cafeteria Lunch
02:00 pm - 06:00 pm Stuttgart Company Visit

26. October 2023
When Where What
09:00 am - 09:30 am City Center Campus
International Office, Building 17
Morning Coffee
09:30 am - 11:00 am City Center Campus Lab Work in teams /
Porsche factory tour
11:15 am - 12:45 pm City Center Campus Lab Work in teams /
Porsche factory tour
12:45 pm - 01:30 pm University Cafeteria Lunch
05:00 pm - 08:00 pm Hilltop Campus, Building 1
Foyer
International Night (free of charge)

27. October 2023
When Where What
09:00 am - 09:30 am City Center Campus
International Office, Building 17
Morning Coffee
09:30 am - 11:00 am City Center Campus Lab Work in teams /
Porsche factory tour
11:15 am - 12:45 pm City Center Campus Lab Work in teams /
Porsche factory tour
12:45 pm - 02:00 pm City Center Campus, Building 1
Senate Hall
Farewell Lunch Buffet (free of charge)
02:00 pm - 06:00 pm Stuttgart
Meeting point: Entrance of the University Cafeteria at 02:00 pm
Mercedes-Benz-Museum (free of charge) or
Porsche-Museum (free of charge)

28. October 2023

Full day excursion to Lindau and Bregenz at Lake Constance (free of charge)
Lindau and Bregenz are two beautiful cities right on Lake Constance in Bavaria and Austria. Both cities offer many attractions and great pubs and restaurants. We will take you by boat across Lake Constance from Lindau to Bregenz. in Bregenz we will take the cable car up the Pfänder, which is Bregenz's local mountain. From the Pfänder you have a fantastic view of the entire Lake Constance.


29. October 2023

Departure


Lab Groups anD Times

  Tuesday 24.10.
09:30 - 12:45
Wednesday 25.10.
09:30 - 12:45
Thursday 26.10.
09:30 - 12:45
Friday 27.10.
09:30 - 12:45
Group 1 Metallography Metal Forming Fatigue Company visit
Porsche Stuttgart
Guided factory tour
Group 2 Company visit
Porsche Stuttgart
Guided factory tour
Metallography Metal Forming Fatigue
Group 3 Fatigue Company visit
Porsche Stuttgart
Guided factory tour
Metallography Metal Forming
Group 4 Metal Forming Fatigue Company visit
Porsche Stuttgart
Guided factory tour
Metallography

 

Blended Periods

Preperation Blended Period 25.09.2023 - 21.10.2023 (20 Days- Workload 30 hours)

Students are provided with documents 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.
 

Date Time What Who Where
02.10.2023 10:00 am -
12:00 am
Preparatory Meeting
Introduction to Esslingen University
Questions and Answers
Yvonne Haug and Diana Budde  
02.10.2023   Lecture
„Fatigue in Additive Manufacturing“
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Steffen Greuling
 
 
02.10.2023   Guest Lecture    
    Guest Lecture    
    Guest Lecture    
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Post-processing Blended period 01.11.2023 - 30.11.2023 (Workload 20 hours)

During the post-processing blended period, the teachers at the Home University review the learning outcomes of the BIP program. The students must prove the knowledge they have acquired 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)

It is up to the Coordinators of the Home University to decide how to review the learning outcomes. 

  • Group presentations
  • Individual presentations
  • Workshops
  • Written reports

The home universities will notify Esslingen University by November 30, 2023 at the latest of those students for whom the review of learning outcomes has been successful.
Esslingen University of Applied Sciences will send the Transcript of Records (ToR) to the students according to notification from the home university.

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. 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. Of course, we will take gender separation into account.

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

The students have to pay a contribution of €30 per night after arrival (total amount for the whole week = 210 Euro). It is not possible to book accommodation for single days only, it has to be booked for the whole week.

Arrival 22.10.23

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 29.10.23

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 have reserved Single Rooms in the Hotel ECOINN in Esslingen very close to the university (right on the Campus City Centre). We will ask you to register in our database and in this context you will have to register to a room in ECOINN. We have arranged a special discount price with the hotel (about 57,50 Euro per night including breakfast). The reservation covers 22. to 29. October.

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