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European Project Semester EPS 2010 . Avans Hogeschool University of Professional Education Den Bosch, The Netherlands EPS coordinator: Lourens Boot ([email protected]). Summary. What is EPS ? Why participate in EPS ? EPS program at Avans EPS projects at Avans How is EPS structured ?

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european project semester eps 2010

European Project SemesterEPS 2010

Avans Hogeschool

University of Professional Education

Den Bosch, The Netherlands

EPS coordinator: Lourens Boot ([email protected])

summary
Summary
  • What is EPS ?
  • Why participate in EPS ?
  • EPS program at Avans
  • EPS projects at Avans
  • How is EPS structured ?
  • Supporting courses
  • Why attend EPS at Avans ?
what is eps
What is EPS ?
  • European Project Semester is for third year students
  • Developed by Engineering College of Copenhagen (IHK); offered since 1995
  • EPS is offered by Avans Hogeschool in Den Bosch since Autumn 2002; recently also by Oslo, Lodz, Kiel, Valencia, Barcelona, Tarbes (Fra) and Vasa (Fi).
  • Project based learning on an integrated engineering design and business project
  • First 5 weeks: short, concentrated courses
  • Next 15 weeks: project work (through end of January)
  • 30 ECTS credits semester (Courses 6,5 + project 23,5)
why participate in eps
Why participate in EPS ?
  • Industry needs professionals with multi-disciplinary and multicultural project work experience
  • Great personal experience and broadens your horizon
  • Learn to work in a multi-cultural and multi-national group
  • Make many new international friends
eps characteristics
EPS - Characteristics
  • Work on an internationally oriented project, with a local company
  • Most projects have a multi-disciplinary focus:
    • Technical / Commercial
    • ICT / Commercial
    • Technical / Logistic
  • Multi-disciplinary and multinational groups

of 4 - 5 students

eps 2010 program offered at avans
EPS 2010 Program offered at Avans
  • When: - From 26 August – 28 January - Max five groups / 25 students
  • Where: Avans, University of Professional Education in Den Bosch, The Netherlands
  • Language: English; Proficiency level B1
participants in eps 2009
Participants in EPS 2009
  • Savonia Polytechnic, Finland - 1 student
  • Metropolia Polytechnic, Finland - 2 students
  • Fachhochschule, Kiel, Germany - 4 students
  • University of Cantabria, Spain - 2 students
  • Universidad de Barcelona, Spain - 1 students
  • ESIEE, Paris - 3 students
  • Universidad Polytech de Valencia - 1 student
  • UIT Le Mans, France - 1 student
  • Avans Technical Univ, Holland - 6 students
  • Telecom Bretagne, Brest - 2 students

Total: 23 students

eps projects at avans
EPS projects at Avans
  • Formation of project groups before arrival
  • Carry out an industrial project, at a company, in teamwork
  • Company pays monthly salary for minimal

2 students (ca € 700 - € 800; divide among

all group members)

examples of eps projects
Examples of EPS projects
  • Research Spanish, French, Polish and German market for new applications for QC Vision system (SPC in Nieuwkuijk)
  • Analyse the internal organization and evaluate opportunities for entering the German market (Hanenberg, Nistelrode)
  • Evaluate the installation of weightmeasuring devices in the production line of candy bars (Mars, Veghel)
how is eps structured at avans
How is EPS structured at Avans ?

Wk 0 Introduction Avans and EPS

Wk 1- 5 Supporting courses 75%

Project work 25%

Wk 6 -20 Project work 90%

Courses (English+Dutch) 10%

how is eps structured 2
How is EPS structured ? (2)

Wk 0+7 Social activity + cultural excursion

Wk 11 Interim report

Wk 19 Social activity

Wk 18 Submission final report

Wk 20 Presentation end report

EPS graduation ceremony

supporting courses
Supporting Courses:

- International Teambuilding

- Product design engineering

- Project management

- Cross-cultural business behaviour

- International marketing & Market research

- European law and intellectual property rights

- English and Dutch

eps assessments
EPS assessments

Courses – Total 7 ECTS

Project – Total 23 ECTS

  • Written end report: 45%

- Technical content 25%

- Commercial value 20%

  • Project execution: 35%

- Evaluation tutor + Peer assessment

  • Oral presentation final report: 20%
why attend eps at avans in den bosch 1
Why attend EPS at Avans in Den Bosch ? (1)
  • Live in a very centrally located country: close to Germany, England and France
  • Get acquainted with Holland, its culture and its business community
  • Den Bosch is a great city to live! Rent room € 250 - € 375 per month, p/p.
why attend eps at avans 2
Why attend EPS at Avans ? (2)
  • Reactions from some EPS students:
    • “EPS was an awesome experience and my English skills really impoved”
    • “It was an incredible experience, learned a lot and met a lot of really nice people”
    • “The experience to work in a company, with many foreign students was very valuable
why participate in eps at avans in den bosch 3
Why participate in EPS at Avans in Den Bosch ? (3)
  • Work at a modern university, five minutes walk from train station
  • Separate EPS workroom (incl 8 computers with internet access)
  • Large modern library with many additional computers, printers and workrooms
see you at avans in den bosch
See you at Avans in Den Bosch!
  • Final date for registration: April 30th, 2010!
  • Application form available:

Avans website: www.avans.nl (English section)

  • In addition to application form, you need to mail us:
    • Academic credits
    • Proof of Proficiency in English, level B1
    • Your curriculum vitae (resume)
    • Letter of motivation
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