On July 30, a group of 12 students from different colleges of Shenzhen Technology University (SZTU), organized by the International Cooperation and Student Affairs Office, headed for Singapore to participate in an 11-day summer school hosted by Technical University of Munich Asia (TUM Asia). TUM Asia is an overseas campus established by TUM in Singapore in 2002. It is the only overseas campus of TUM and the first overseas campus of German universities. SZTU established a partnership with TUM Asia in September 2019 and organized students to attend its 2019 summer school.
SZTU students arrive at TUM Asia. [Photo/International Cooperation & Student Affairs Office]
The summer school combined professional courses, company visits and city tour, which offered the students an immersive experience of the integrated educational models of Germany and Singapore, as well as the knowledge of cutting-edge digital technologies, innovation practices, history, cultures and urban construction of Singapore.
On July 31, teachers and students from TUM Asia held welcome activities for the summer school participants. Ms. Daphne Ang, head of Admissions and Student Recruitment of TUM Asia, attended the activities.
Students at the welcome activities [Photo/International Cooperation & Student Affairs Office]
Students attend the summer school courses. [Photo/International Cooperation & Student Affairs Office]
The summer school courses mainly cover topics about Industry 4.0, such as additive manufacturing, electric transport, machine learning and open data, and traffic demand management, allowing students to gain rich interdisciplinary knowledge and learn about digital transformation.
Mr. Benjamin Moey, managing director of I2Mavericks in Singapore [Photo/International Cooperation & Student Affairs Office]
On August 1, in the “Introduction to Industrial Additive Manufacturing” lecture, TUM Asia invited Mr. Benjamin Moey to introduce the key technologies of additive manufacturing (3D printing) in the Industry 4.0 era from multiple perspectives.
Dr. Andreas Rau from TUM Asia [Photo/International Cooperation & Student Affairs Office]
On August 4, Dr. Andreas Rau gave a lecture titled “Demand Management – How to Reduce Congestions and Make the Transport System More Efficient”. Combining real-world cases and government measures in Singapore, he shared feasible methods to tackle road congestion and improve traffic efficiency.
Prof. Dr. Constantinos Antoniou from School of Engineering and Design of TUM [Photo/International Cooperation & Student Affairs Office]
Prof. Dr. Constantinos Antoniou lectured on some recent applications of machine learning and open data in transport. He introduced artificial neural network prediction models which can accurately predict traffic conditions and optimize traffic smoothness, giving students insights into the cutting-edge trends and innovative technologies in traffic control.
Dr.-Ing Ali Bawono from TUM Asia [Photo/International Cooperation & Student Affairs Office]
Dr.-Ing Ali Bawono gave a lecture titled “Planning the Future of Electromobility to Achieve Sustainable Transportation”. He analyzed the advantages of electromobility and strategies to popularize the application of electric vehicles, highlighting the vital role of policies and economic systems in promoting electromobility.
TUM Asia focuses on integrating theories and practice and combining engineering education in Germany with related industries in Asia. Through industrial visits during the summer school, TUM Asia enabled the students to interact with industrial experts and further learn about Industry 4.0.
Students at Siemens Advance Manufacturing Transformation Center (AMTC). [Photo/International Cooperation & Student Affairs Office]
On the afternoon of August 1, the students visited AMTC in Singapore which was jointly founded by universities and enterprises such as Siemens, TUM Asia and Georg Fischer AG (GF), aiming to promote the development of additive manufacturing and the digital transformation of enterprises. Through this visit, the students gained an overall understanding of digital enterprises and technologies.
Participants visit the Singapore branch of Festo, a well-known German company. [Photo/International Cooperation and Student Affairs Office]
On August 2, the students went to Festo Singapore to take lectures on Industry 4.0 at the Competence Center for Digitalization, Technology and Innovation (CDTI) jointly established by Festo Didactic and TUM Asia. They also visited Festo’s advanced equipment rooms and production line.
Participants visit Yamazaki Mazak Singapore. [Photo/International Cooperation and Student Affairs Office]
On August 3, the students arrived at the Yamazaki Mazak Singapore, a globally renowned machine tool manufacturer in Japan. Through taking a lecture and the factory tour, they learned about Mazak’s development and products, as well as its advanced technologies and practices in the field of intelligent manufacturing.
Participants visit Civic District of Singapore. [Photo/International Cooperation and Student Affairs Office]
A special city tour also took place during this summer school. The teachers from TUM Asia led the students to the Civic District to explore the historical and cultural heritage and features of urban planning in Singapore.
SZTUers visit NEWater Visitor Center of Singapore [Photo/International Cooperation and Student Affairs Office]
At the NEWater Visitor Center, the students learned about the status of water resources, sustainable development concepts, water recycling solutions and innovative technologies in Singapore.
SZTU students give presentations to share their insights gained during the summer school. [Photo/International Cooperation and Student Affairs Office]
Participants visit a German microbrewery to learn about German beer brewing process and dietary culture. [Photo/International Cooperation and Student Affairs Office]
With their global vision expanded and innovation awareness raised, the SZTUers truly gained a rewarding and memorable experience from the summer school.
Drafted by Olivia（赖丽伟）/ International Cooperation & Student Affairs Office
Revised by International Cooperation & Student Affairs Office
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