The School of Engineering Week included debates, study visits, workshops and diplomas ceremony.
To celebrate its 44th anniversary, the School of Engineering of the University of Minho, held an event with the theme “Challenges 4.0”, on February 6, at the Noble Auditorium of the Azurém Campus. The debate launched the theme of the great challenges of the EEUM, namely its connection to the businesses, the construction of career of its students, mobility and student housing and the future of higher education in Portugal. The panel was attended by Carlos Mineiro Aires, member of the Order of Engineers, Sven Ost, Bosch Car Multimedia board of directors member, Jorge Batista, co-CEO of Primavera BSS, Domingos Bragança, mayor of Guimarães, Miguel Bandeira, councilman of the Municipality of Braga, as well as João Monteiro, dean of the EEUM.
More than 3000 job opportunities, summer internships and dissertations were presented on Labor Day, Azurém Campus, on February 5th. The proposals came from more than 90 companies, such as BorgWarner, Bosch, Sonae Arauco, ZF Group, Accenture, Continental, Leica , APTIV and Jerónimo Martins.The Job Day also counted with company stands, information sessions, personal interviews and details on scholarships and projects abroad.
Besides the debate, during the week there was room for clarification sessions with psychologists and parents/guardians. Access to higher education and support services at universities, as well as career opportunities are sometimes poorly debated topics in basic and secondary education, especially in a specific area such as engineering. With this session, the School of Engineering aimed to deconstruct these themes and elucidate the educational agents, so that they can also better clarify their students.
The event also included activities dedicated to future students, currently attending secondary schools. During this day, the students visited the various departments of the School of Engineering, where they were able to get to know – in a practical way – each of the scientific areas.
The School of Engineering Week was also marked with the Graduation Ceremony, where the Undergraduate Books, Course Diplomas and Merit Awards were awarded.
The School of Engineering Week is an event of dissemination of EEUM to the academic community, the student population of secondary education and the society.