The End-of-Course/End-of-Master’s Project (TFG/TFM) at the Higher Polytechnic School (EPS) of Mondragón Unibertsitatea (MU) has several objectives:
On the one hand, it plays a very important role in the training process of EPS engineers, as the satisfactory execution of a project with characteristics that are appropriate to the future professional profile aims to help the student expected to have their first supervised experience professional as an engineer.
The academic engineering plans at EPS were designed so that students can alternate between study and work throughout their training process. Thanks to this, most of our students have close contact with the company throughout their training. Nevertheless, the TFG/TFM aims to establish a student-company relationship that is appropriate to the characteristics of the professional profile, that is, it aims to show the student what the engineering work consists of.
On the other hand, the End-of-Course/End-of-Master’s Project is also intended to provide a service to companies, as this has a great value from two points of view:
- The contribution to the company’s technological and organisational development. The qualification of students, even if they are not experienced professionals, is very high. This means that the results achieved after the completion of the one-year TFG/TFM are of considerable value.
- The recruitment of qualified personnel. In most cases, students carry out the project at the company on a full-time basis. During this time, they have the chance to acquire in-depth knowledge of the company, its technology, organisation, culture, procedures, etc. while integrating it into their work teams. The company also trains them, knowing them and valuing them, which allows it to judge with greater knowledge if they are suitable people for professional integration into the workforce.
Eneko Arbide Mimenza
"Implementation of a Condenser Test Bench" // Ingeteam (Zamudio, Bizkaia).
“Ingeteam is a company that develops power converters for different sectors in its different divisions (Wind, Marine, Industry, etc.) My project was carried out in the division specialising in Power Stacks design. The main purpose of the project was to develop a test bench, which allows the characterisation of the power capacitors and validate them for their different applications, enabling a more robust and optimised design. The experience was very rewarding, since, in addition to delving into many of the aspects studied in the Master’s Degree, I delved into other unknown subjects. It also allowed me to start my career in the professional world at Ingeteam itself."
Sergio Zarate Barriga
"Diagnosis of lift drive failures" // MU para Orona.
“Orona is a strong company dedicated to the development of lifts. My End-of-Master’s Project consisted of deploying a fault detection algorithm in the lift drive. The experience has been very enriching, as it gave me the opportunity to acquire new knowledge in electrical machines and have a wider vision about their application in lifts. In fact, it has been so motivating that I am encouraged to do my doctoral thesis on the subject of machine control in collaboration with Orona.”