Teaching theoretical know-how is one thing, conveying practical experience is another: a good university education should provide both. That’s why Munich Technical University (TUM) puts on the ‘Engineers in Practice’ lecture series. For this they regularly invite experts from industry to the Garching campus to share their experience as engineers in the world of work.
In summer 2016, an audience mostly of mechanical engineering students was able to hear for example how power plants are optimized, what needs to be considered when carrying out an implant, or what an engineer does in management consultancy. To round off the series on 29th June, automotive engineering designer BFFT gave a report on energy storage systems as components for e-mobility. Starting with a brief presentation on the Ingolstadt company and its core skills (driver assistance and energy storage systems as well as digitalization), BFFT expert Andreas Pesl gave a glimpse into the world of high-voltage batteries, charging stations and hybrid vehicles – a world which could well be an interesting working environment for members of his audience.