International knowledge transfer in the automotive sector

Steinbeis summer courses

The Steinbeis Transfer Center for Automotive Engineering Esslingen has been offering annual summer courses at Esslingen University since 2001. To date, 385 students from the Mexican Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey have attended the courses.

Apart from lectures, the program encompasses a variety of excursions (frequently to Bosch, Daimler, Eberspächer, Festo and Porsche), interim exams, final exams and a graduation – not forgetting local sightseeing. Courses have been running since 2001 on “Integrity of car structures”, “Feedback controls”, special topics related to automotive engineering, and mechanical systems. In 2010 there will also be a number of special topics from the field of automotive and mechanics. The plan now is to extend invitations to the program to other students and representatives of industry.

All seminars take place in English. Courses take place in July and last around two and half weeks. Course fees depend on the number of participants and seminars.


Professor Dipl.-Ing. Prof. h.c. (YZU) Gerhard Walliser
Steinbeis Transfer Center Automotive Engineering Esslingen (Waiblingen)

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