Magneti Marelli has teamed up with Turin University to offer a Master’s Program in “Automotive Suspensions: Technologies and Products for Mechanical evolution and Smart Actuation”. This is the first time such a program is being offered and the aim of the program is to train people in the automotive industry on the design of advanced suspension systems. The course will have a maximum enrollment of 20 candidates and will make it possible for even young graduates to get highly specialized skills.
The Masters level program will be conducted in English and students who are upto 30 years of age from any part of the world, who have a (Master of Science degree or equivalent) in Mechanical Engineering, Automation Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering or Telecommunications Engineering are eligible to apply for enrollment. The deadline for applications is 8 January 2018.
The course has been set up by a joint Scientific Advisory Board comprising specialists from both the polytechnic and the company. Students who are enrolled for the program will have a total of 380 hours of classroom activities and 550 hours of internship which will be spent at the Magneti Marelli plants in Turin and Venaria Reale. The course strikes the right balance between theory and practice with classroom-based lessons, experiential forms of teaching, simulations, business cases and know-how developed in the field.
The teaching staff will comprise academic and corporate experts drawn form both the Politecnico di Torino and Magneti Marelli. Thus, the students drawn from different backgrounds will acquire the multidisciplinary skills needed to cope with the challenges caused by the fast pace at which the automotive industry is evolving.
From the technical perspective, the Program will cover technological topics related to suspension design and chassis design, ranging from the mechanical aspects to production processes and technological aspects. The focus will be mainly on electronic systems, control units and strategies, smart actuators for active and semi-active suspensions and intensive study of the energy management aspects at suspension and vehicle level. Students will also have modules on Quality, Company Organization and Program Management to prepare them for the internship stint.
Magneti Marelli will be backing the program through contribution of its experts for teaching, its plants for the internships and its equipment so that students can use them to complete their coursework projects. The company will also provide scholarships to the students, though details were not disclosed. The company will also explore the possibility of full time employment in various positions for students who graduate successfully.
Hamid Moaref has always been fascinated by cars and the automotive industry. His family has a longstanding association with the industry and has been in the tire business for the past 35 years. Raised in Dubai, Hamid attended Capilano University in Vancouver where he graduated with a BBA in marketing before attending an intensive course in magazine publishing in 2005. He has been the publisher and chief editor of Tires & Parts magazine for the past ten years.
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