Saturday, May 26th the first in the history of SUSU defending of the Master’s dissertations by international students under Mechatronics and Robotics program was held at the university. 14 people from China and Iraq presented their projects.
“This year the Polytechnic Institute is releasing its first graduates under the Master’s program in Mechatronics and Robotics being taught in English. Today a meeting of the State Certification Board was held, the Chairman on which is Vice President of SMS Group international company and Professor Pino Teze,” shares Andrey Radionov, Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs.
Besides Professor Pino Teze, the Certification Board included representatives of Siemens Company and Metran Industrial Group.
“Siemens comprises employees from around the globe, including people from China and Iraq. And China features one of the largest company’s representations in the world. Everyone has a chance to join us. If guys prove themselves, our company will be happy to welcome them,” shares his thoughts Ivan Gutnik, Head of the Service Department at Siemens.
The defending, just like studies, was held in English.
“We should do justice to the lecturers who trained these students. It was some kind of a challenge for them – teaching students from foreign countries in English. They do have different worldviews, and different background. It is really worth much to train guys well and prepare such good works,” notes Aleksandr Kenzin, Head of the Control Systems Department at JSC IG Metran.
Mechatronics is considered to be one of the most promising and in-demand fields of engineering. The graduates can find jobs in modern international companies and at high-technology production enterprises, which deal with engineering, manufacture, adjustment, and operation of state-of-the-art robotic equipment.
“Half of the works presented today had a very profound scientific base, and the other half was intended for serious practical application,” notes Pino Tezeе, Vice President of SMS-Group Company. “These students have a very good status. This major will ensure many job offers for them. Now, in the era of Industry 4.0, I’m sure that there are many perspectives for mechatronics to jointly with the IT field be developing new modern devices and solutions.”
Many of the graduates expressed their wish to continue their studies at SUSU.
“I’m grateful to the Department’s staff for their invaluable help, and I’m very happy to obtain my diploma. I think I’ll continue my studies as a postgraduate here since SUSU has very good professors,” shares his plans Albajrakdar Mahmud Shakir, Master’s student from Iraq.
Once the dissertations defending completed, Pino Teze congratulated the Master’s students and awarded them with diplomas.