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In a world of globalization, innovation, mobility and connectivity, all industries are changing permanently and with it the complexity in development and engineering. Therefore, education has to keep up this accelerating pace and equip open minded, flexible and motivated individuals with skills, vision and competence – young engineers who are characterized not only by outstanding technical competence, but also by their communicativeness and ability to work in a team. As a multi- and interdisciplinary field, the automotive world can be exploited only through teamwork, due to the complexity of processes for designing, developing and industrializing modern vehicles.

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Turbo Assisted Automotive Engineering Education (TAAEE)

In a student engineering educational process related to the automotive industry at TUCN, an educational model was proposed, developed, and applied to increase students’ practical skills of learned theory.

The model is called Turbo Assisted Automotive Engineering Education (TAAEE). Like a combustion engine whose functional performance is improved up to 35-40% by using a turbocharging system, the educational model is designed to increase vocational training by amplifying practical skills and social abilities. The permanent connection between theory and practice makes the education system highly efficient for every single student. While for example participating in international race car competitions, internships in the automotive industry, dissertation papers nominated and proposed by companies or workshops on specialized topics, the students learn to see the bigger picture and to think outside the box.

The purpose of using the TAAEE model in the engineering educational process is to achieve a strong direct link between theory and practice and to develop students’ competences, contemporary attributes required by the modern automotive industry.

Scholarship

The scholarship program supported by Porsche Engineering Romania is destined to Automotive Engineering students who are accustomed to think laterally and love taking on new challenges. Bachelor and master students on the designated lines of studies at the Automotive Engineering and Transportation Department from the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca have the opportunity to apply for the scholarship and join the diverse and exciting world of Porsche Engineering.

Thinker in projects, share experience, get the connection between theory and practice – everything is combined in this scholarship. The purpose is to motivate and support the best students to become highly trained automotive engineers who will shape the automotive future.

Porsche Corner

This space is a dedicated place in the university where discussions and exchanges between students as well as between students and professionals take place. They can share their interest and enthusiasm for mobility in the automotive world at a ramp up platform for innovation - the so-called Porsche Corner. The purpose is to create a perfect environment where products designed by engineers from Porsche Engineering come into contact with young fresh minds of the students and vice versa.

Events

  • Monday, November 26, 2018, Master thesis nomination for graduates 2019
  • [Thesis List]

  • Wednesday, November 21, 2018, the list of final grades from the master scholarship evaluation. Congratulations to all candidates!
  • [Grades List]

  • Wednesday, November 21, 2018, the list of final grades from the bachelor scholarship evaluation. Congratulations to all candidates!
  • [Grades List]

  • Monday, November 19, 2018, starting at 1 p.m. will be interviewed for selection of bachelor candidates for the award of scholarships Porsche in Room D08A, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. Participation interview candidates will be in alphabetical order.
  • [Interview Schedule (Bachelor Students)]

  • Tuesday, November 20, 2018, starting at 1 p.m. will be interviewed for selection of master candidates for the award of scholarships Porsche in Room D08A, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. Participation interview candidates will be in alphabetical order.
  • [Interview Schedule (Master Students)]

  • List of scholarship students after the last session in 2018, valid for the academic year 2018-2019, semester 1.
  • [List of scholarship]

  • This year has debuted with a visit within the Porsche Stuttgart headquarters, facilitated by the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, with support from Porsche Engineering Romania. The participants, as representatives of the Porsche Engineering master’s program Advanced Techniques in Automotive Engineering (ATAE) and students with scholarship, had the chance to spend a whole day discovering the German automotive world. The first part of the study trip consisted in a visit of Porsche Museum, which is celebrating the 70 years anniversary of the brand’s existence. A complex exhibition illustrates the long-term history of series automobiles and race cars, marking the most important moments – from the VW Beattle design, going on to the Porsche no. 1, the first victory within the Le Mans 24 hours race and finally the prototype of the very first full electric Porsche, the Taycan. Students were impressed by the variety of exhibits, the consistency of the so well-known car design, all put together in a minimalistic setting. The final assembly plant was probably the major attraction of the tour, since visitors could step into the world of manufacturing engineering, usually hidden behind the closed doors. With a complex production process, based on the Just In Time principles, the product meets all the stages – from the paint shop to the delivery, the plant covers almost the whole area of the Porsche Platz, which is the birth place of the German company. Organized on more levels, the seemingly small space is not a drawback from following all the necessary stages for an efficient assembly process of the so much wanted supercars, loved by people of all ages. Therefore, students and teachers had the opportunity to watch all the steps, starting from the assembly of the powertrain to the chassis and the body, going further to the mounting of the interior parts and doors and last but not least, the final safety checks. Moreover, visitors were able to assist the assembly of the so famous engines or the sawing of the leather interior parts, that give the personal touch wished by the customer for each single product, through performance, quality and beauty. For an automotive engineer, visiting a plant is an essential experience to go through, having the main purpose of understanding all the stages preceding the delivery of the final product – stages that are possible only due to the work of specialized project engineers for each field.
  • Martie 1, 2018, Departamentul ART anunta startul unui proiect de cercetare-dezvoltare realizat in colaborare cu Porsche Engineering Romania SRL. Proiectul de cercetare-dezvoltare este finantat prin programul POC-A1-A1.2.3-G-2-15 Parteneriate pentru transfer de cunostinte, nr.contract finantare 11/01.09.2016, Tehnologii pentru vehicule electrice urbane inteligente URBIVEL, ID:P_40_333, My SMIS: 105565, contract subsidiar nr. 6/16.01.2018 cu tema „Dezvoltarea experimentala a unei surse energetice de inalta eficienta destinata grupului propulsor al unui autobuz electric”.
  • Friday, October 27, 2017, the list of final grades from the master scholarship evaluation. First 10th candidates were qualified for the scholarship. Congratulations to all candidates!
  • [Grades List]

  • Tuesday, October 24, 2017, the list of final grades from the bachelor scholarship evaluation. First 12th candidates were qualified for the scholarship. Congratulations to all candidates!
  • [Grades List]

  • Thursday, October 26, 2017, starting at 5 p.m. will be interviewed for selection of master candidates (2nd series) for the award of scholarships Porsche in Room D08A - Porsche Corner, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. Participation interview candidates will be in alphabetical order.
  • [Interview Schedule (Master Students 2nd Series)]

  • Wednesday, October 25, 2017, starting at 5 p.m. will be interviewed for selection of master candidates (1st series) for the award of scholarships Porsche in Room D08A - Porsche Corner, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. Participation interview candidates will be in alphabetical order.
  • [Interview Schedule (Master Students 1st Series)]

  • Tuesday, October 24, 2017, starting at 5 p.m. will be interviewed for selection of bachelor candidates for the award of scholarships Porsche in Room D08A - Porsche Corner, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. Participation interview candidates will be in alphabetical order.
  • [Interview Schedule (Bachelor Students)]

  • Automotive Engineering and Transportation Department in partnership with Porsche Engineering Romania announces the start of the registration for the Bachelor & Master Scholarship programs on 2nd October 2017 until 16th October 2017. The scholarship is designated to the Automotive Engineering bachelor students from the IV year and for the Advanced Techniques in Automotive Engineering master students from the I year. For registration and selection criteria please visit the designated link on the webpage. For details and questions regarding the scholarships there will be a meeting in Room D08a - Porsche Room in 11th October 2017 between 11.50 - 12.10 or 15.50 - 16.10. Good luck!
  • [Registration Link]

  • Monday, July 24, 2017, admission interview to the master Advanced Techniques in Automotive Engineering.
  • Friday, October 21, 2016, the list of final grades from the scholarship evaluation. First 15th candidates were qualified for the scholarship. Congratulations to all candidates!
  • [Grades List]

  • Friday, October 21, 2016, starting at 9 will be interviewed for selection of candidates for the award of scholarships Porsche in Room D08A, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. Participation interview candidates will be in alphabetical order.
  • [Interview Schedule]

  • Registration for the Bachelor Scholarship program starts on 1st October 2016 and ends on 15th October 2016. The scholarship is designated to the Automotive Engineering students for the IV year from the Automotive Engineering and Transportation Department. For registration and selection criteria please visit the designated link on this webpage. For details and questions in 10th October 2016 between 11.50 - 12.10 there will be a meeting in Room D08a - Porsche Corner.
  • [Registration Link]

  • The education and research protocol has been signed on July 13, 2016 together with Porsche Engineering Romania at the Automotive Engineering and Transportation Department from the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca. During the ceremony, several officials from the university and Porsche Engineering were present, including Rector - Prof.Phd.Eng. Vasile Topa, Senate President – Prof.Phd.Eng. Nicolae Burnete, Education Program Coordinator - Prof.Dr.Habil.Eng. Bogdan Ovidiu Varga and Mr. Malte Radmann - Co-managing Director Porsche Engineering GmbH, Mr. Dirk Lappe - Co-managing Director Porsche Engineering GmbH, Mr. Dirk Philipp - Managing Director Porsche Engineering Romania and Marius Mihailovici – Branch Manager Porsche Engineering Romania.