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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 SemesterEPS 2010

Avans Hogeschool

University of Professional Education

Den Bosch, The Netherlands

EPS coordinator: Lourens Boot ([email protected])


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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 ?


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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)


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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


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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


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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


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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



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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)


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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)


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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%


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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



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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


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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%



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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.


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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


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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


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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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