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"We proposed to the students to resume the internships that were pending and we have had a very good reception."
The students of the Master's Degree in Industrial Engineering have recovered the practical activities that could not be carried out during the confinement.
The students of last year's Master's Degree in Industrial Engineering have returned these days to the classrooms of Tecnun to complete the practical training that was left pending due to the confinement. According to the director of the Master's Degree in Industrial Engineering at Tecnun on the San Sebastian campus, Noemí Pérez, these internships have been "very well received".
Why have you decided to resume the MII practices now?
The students work with hardware and software. Due to the confinement they did not have the opportunity to work with hardware. We proposed a more complex practice with software programming only and they did a very good job, but it seemed to us that handling hardware would be a good complement for them.
How has it been received by the Master's students?
Very good. We have had 15 students who have come to the two shifts of internships that we have offered. Taking into account that half of the students who took the course last year are already working on their TFM, we consider it a success. In addition, all the students who have come have done so with a lot of enthusiasm and I think the result has been very good.
What are the internships you are going to carry out?
We programmed a National Instruments myRIO board using Labview to control different sensors (magnetic, thermal, presence, etc...) and actuators (horns, leds, motors) to emulate the safety features of a manufacturing process in a company.
Why do you think it was important to resume the internship?
Although the alternative work we proposed to them ensured that their training was complete, our commitment to them was that they would be able to carry out the practical activities that they were unable to do during the confinement. In addition, for some of the students the contact with electronic hardware during their studies has been very scarce, so we considered it very beneficial for them to leave the master's degree having carried out some assemblies.