EEUM hosts first Blended Intensive Program

On September 25th – 29th, for the first time at the EEUM and coordinated by Prof. José Machado, from the Mechanical Engineering Department, took place the new project Blended Intensive Program (BIP) entitled: Cyber-Physical Systems Design in the context of Industry 4.0

BIP are short physical learning, teaching and training programs for students (5-30 days) combined with a compulsory virtual phase (cooperative online learning exchange). The physical activity should take place at a university or subject-specifically with an institution affiliated with the university.

In this project are attending the teachers and students from the Partners:

– University of Minho, Portugal – Coordinator

– University of Cassino and Southern Latium, Italy

– Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania

– Rzeszów University of Technology, Poland

– University of Cagliari, Italy

– Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Poland

The teaching course for the students is dived in five modules:

  • Modelling and Simulation of Mechanical Behavior of Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Assessment of Risk of Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Robotic Applications of Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Interconnectivity of Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Smart Maintenance of Cyber-Physical Systems

During the week (25 – 29.09.2023) all team worked in person at the University of Minho, and then until the end of October, the project will run based on online teaching methods and tools.

This project is a great opportunity to strength the cooperation between universities and for the students to get the new knowledge, to share the experiences from studies at their universities and to establish the new institutional collaborations.