Switzerland 2019 Global Seminar

Mechantronics in Switzerland (ME 3080)

Seminar description

CSE mechanical engineering professors Frank Kelso and Sue Mantell will lead this seminar for juniors and seniors interested in product design, robotics, programming, and development. Based at the Zürich University of Applied Sciences in Winterthur, the program is a specialized, concise course in mechatronics—complex systems, composed of mechanical components, computers, and sensors. You will work in teams to design, build, program, and demonstrate robots under the guidance of U.S. and Swiss faculty.

Among the seminar’s highlights are insights into successful leading Swiss and German production and services enterprises, and the world’s leading lab in high-energy research—CERN (Geneva). The seminar also includes a cultural and geographical survey of Switzerland, its land, and people as well as several excursions to the Swiss Alps, Zürich, Geneva, and Munich, Germany.

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Seminar details

Term: May Session 2019

Dates: Thursday, May 16-Thursday, June 6, 2019

Eligible students: Upper division CSE students, non-U of M students. Admission is by application.

Credit: Students will receive three credits for ME 3080

Faculty leaders: Frank Kelso and Sue Mantell, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Language prerequisite: No language prerequisite is required.

Estimated program fee: The final program fee for this seminar will include three credits, round-trip airfare, housing, excursions, international health insurance, and group meals. Past seminars have been approximately $4,900–5,600. Final costs for this program have not yet been finalized. Contact CSE International Programs for more information.

Questions? For more information, contact the CSE International Programs team at cseabroad@umn.edu or 612-624-5091.