The educational scheme implemented in the frame of the E-DRIVETOUR project includes:
127 hours of online (web) lectures divided into two time periods of about two months,
2 mobility periods, of 14 days duration each, taking place at the end of each time period of the online lectures and during which all attending students will gather in one of the Universities for participating with physical presence in lectures and laboratory experiments (about 150 teaching hours),
14 days practical training in one of the industrial partners of the project (third mobility period) taking place after the end of the previous activities,
2 medium sized projects to be elaborated by the students in groups in each of the two Universities that will eventually lead to a scientific type paper prepared per group.
The initial planning of the program includes enrolment of 40 students, 16 from IHU, 16 from UoC and 8 from UTHR, made available through the respective admission procedure. These 40 students will be taught the same course simultaneously (online) in order to have the same knowledge and understanding when they participate in the two large scale laboratories (Mobility Periods A and B) where they will have to work on topic laboratories and on their two medium sized projects as well as during their 1-month practice period (Mobility Period C).
Educational schedule including the mobility periods
Focusing on the educational approaches per topic, the students will have to elaborate homework or small scale projects, personally or in groups, as well as lab reports. Besides the online lectures, the remaining lecturing hours together with laboratory experimental sessions are offered to the students during the first two mobility periods. The students are divided into six groups and work for a month in total on appropriately developed experiments on selected topics, like Automotive Energy Sources, Lightweight Materials, Autonomous Vehicles etc. Lab reports are required for all experiments in which the results should be presented and commented on. Local language lessons and cultural activities will provide a multidisciplinary character to the mobility periods.
A short but significant insight to the real world of vehicle electrification will be provided to the students though the practical training mobility. The students are arranged into four of the industrial partners, all active on electric vehicles from various points of view. This last learning mobility had a duration of 14 days per student. The four companies that will host students during the training mobility were eProInn, Salerno, Italy – TRIGGO, Warsaw (Lumniaki), Poland – EZEE Europe, Beauvesant, Belgium - Inteligg P.C/Hellenic Institute of Transport, Thessaloniki, Greece.
The medium sized projects will complete the overall training of students in an innovative way. The students will have to familiarize themselves with Augmented Reality technology through a freeware software and appropriately selected or developed 3-D models of equipment and electric powertrain parts. The projects will be completed with the corresponding reports and the preparation of a scientific type paper that will presented in a specifically organized session of an international workshop.
Students’ expected medium sized project. Indicative small scale electric vehicle (tricycle): (Left) Construction, (Right) Model through the AR application
Finally, the overall educational procedure will be completed with the exams. All students that will attend the lectures, online and in-class, participate in all three mobility periods, delivered the project paper and succeeded in the final exams will receive the skill certification provided by ECQA GmbH.