09:39 | 22/04/2022 Companies
(VEN) - Bosch Vietnam and Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT) today have launched the on-campus Bosch Automotive Lab. Equipped with Bosch’s continuously variable transmission (CVT) and fuel level sensor (FLS) test benches, the lab aims to enhance the learning experience of technical students majoring in various automotive engineering programs from HCMUT’s Faculty of Transportation Engineering.
“Bosch is committed to the future of education in Vietnam, especially when it comes to technology and innovation, and this is embedded in our values – to enrich the society that we operate in,” said Guru Mallikarjuna, managing director of Bosch Vietnam. “We look forward to more university-industry collaborations in Vietnam and are honored to play an active part in shaping the skilled technical workforce of the future.”
This experimental set-up, together with industry-relevant modules adapted into the university’s current curriculum, is designed to help students better understand fuel measuring mechanisms for automotive vehicles and the characteristics of a CVT. As testing and training activities are expected to rise, more test benches will be added in the future. The FLS test benches are especially useful as they speed up the verification process of an automotive design or model, accelerating the application of lab-scale technologies into real-world problems, thus, boosting local innovations efforts.
“With the addition of Bosch Automotive Lab on campus, our students can enjoy a more diversified curriculum, with high-quality equipment to enrich their learning experience,” shared Prof. Mai Thanh Phong, President of HCMUT. “It is our mission to prepare and mold our students into a highly desirable workforce not only for the local job market but abroad.”
Bosch’s first visit to HCMUT in December 2020 placed the foundation for this collaboration in the following years. With the guidance from the Faculty of Transportation Engineering, Bosch’s second visit in March 2021 for a site survey successfully determined the lab's location in the university, which led to both parties officially signing an Agreement Contract of Sponsorship on October 25, 2021; and after 17 months, Bosch Automotive Lab was finally established.
Through the partnership with Bosch, HCMUT’s automotive engineering students are also provided with the opportunity to learn and train under the guidance and mentorship of Bosch’s technology experts, besides access to various talent development and internship programs at the company.