Find out about the goals of the EGPR course.
The goals of the project as a whole may be classified into four distinctive categories:
1. To gain additional professional knowledge in the fields of industrial design, mechanical engineering design, electronics, fluid mechanics and agricultural machinery.
This goal will be partially achieved by organising the appropriate lectures, given by specialists in the field and partially by students performing autonomous research by studying the available literature and other public sources of information (e.g. internet).
2. To acquire communication skills. Students will learn to use communication equipment autonomously. They will share messages with other team members simultaneously, keeping all involved partners informed.
They will organise presentations and present their work publicly to other groups, instructors, and industrial specialists and users. Individual ideas will have to be presented to other team members over a long geographical distance, using the available communication media (videoconference equipment, documents and messages sent by email, chat sessions, etc.).
3. To acquire teamwork skills. Students will be organised into groups and will try to define the list of activities, necessary for completion of the assignment. They will develop the skills to formulate a concept by starting from scratch.
They will organise brainstorming sessions to express and discuss the ideas and to evaluate them. Because students come from different institutions, they will bring together different knowledge and experience. It is therefore expected that multiple aspects of the concept will be thoroughly considered. Students will share the individual tasks, which will be agreed upon in their team meetings.
Students will learn to overcome the cultural and cognitive differences between the fellow team members. Each team's work will be presented publicly to other groups and the instructors.
4. To materialise the concept. The industrial partner expects the elaboration of the chosen concept in the form of a working physical prototype. In order to achieve this, the project work has to be carefully planed and the milestones met at prescribed deadlines.
The students will use local workshop facilities to materialise the components or purchase standard parts (components). The final product will be assembled during the workshop at the host institution.
Take a look at EGPR factsheet.