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An orientation and preparatory year for young women interested in engineering and science

Shape the future!

  1. You are female, tech-savy, and you want to grow as a person?
  2. You want to do something other than a voluntary gap year?
  3. You dream about building the next generation of solar cells or the first zero-emissions aircraft? Mathematics and physics are not a problem for you?
  4. You are thinking about studying engineering but you would like to try it out and see if it is really something for you?

proTechnicale offers your a unique oppotunity!

Meet our 8th year!

Click on the picture and meet out this year’s proTechnicale participants.

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Eleven-month course for young women preparing for academic study and helping with career orientation

proTechnicale is an eleven-month course for women between high school graduation and university, helping them to develop profound technical skills. Participants also have the chance to build up a network in industry and in the academic world and to develop their own personalities. Participants benefit from clear career orientation before they embark on university studies, as well as providing optimal preparation for the studies themselves.

The goal is to inspire young women with enthusiasm for engineering careers and to prepare them for what lies ahead. They acquire extensive knowledge of the fascinating engineering fields of aerospace and alternative energies. And the preparation for university is not just pure theory; practical projects with peers also constitute a key focus.

PROGRAM TIMES OCTOBER – END OF MARCH

REGISTRATION DEADLINE END OF JUNE

We reward early birds! If we receive your application until 6th January 2019, we will grant a discount of 500 € to you.

Program

Internship 1

Duration: 4 weeks

Location: company in Hamburg

Internship engineering: Engineers will give you insights into diverse and interesting high-tech fields.

Introduction

Duration: 3 weeks

Location: campus

Introduction Mathematics: high school Mathematics, mathematical basic know-how for scientific and technical professions

Introduction Physics: high school Physics, physical basic know-how for scientific and technical professions

Introduction practical philosophy: philosophers and theories, why philosophy?

Business application training, Business etiquette guide

Aerospace

Duration: 3 weeks

Location: Hamburg

In cooperation with Institute of Aircraft Propulsion Systems (ILA) of University of Stuttgart: fascination flying– technicale know-how, planning and construction of a model gilder, testing

Mathematics

Duration: 2 weeks

Location: Freiburg

St. Ursula Gymnasium Freiburg: intense workshop in Mathematics differential equations, fractals, robobotics Simultaneously: vocal coaching, philosophy und engineering

Intensification

Duration: 4 weeks

Location: Hamburg

Workshop philosophy: personality and philosophy, engineering and ethics

Rhetoric/ writing workshop

Compact course systems: components/ systems, system theorie,  supply chain engineering/ economics, system society

Technical English, conflict management

Intensification 2

Duration: 16 weeks

Location: Company Hamburg

Orientation phase university education: free-style drawing, technical communiaction, CAD, rheology, university Mathematics, quality management, production (in cooperation with HAW Hamburg and TU Hamburg; credit points can be assigned for some of these courses)

Taster lecture at TU Hamburg

Simultaneously: introduction in scientific working, writing a scientific paper, philosophy, Physics, workshop improvisational theatre, Model United Nations

Internship 2

Duration: 5 weeks

Location: company in Germany

Internship 3

Duration: 6 weeks

Location: company abroad

Conclusion

Duration: 3 weeks

Location: campus

Presentation of the scientific paper, company simulation game, closing event 

 

proTechnicale

The innovative orientation year for young women interested in engineering and science

Main topics of the program

Aerospace

Renewables

Philosophy

proTechnicale offers a comprehensive program, including an internship in the industry and an internship with an international company abroad, to help you prepare for university studies. Engineers will give you insights into diverse and interesting high-tech fields. At universities and research facilities you will get to know the academic and research worlds, a helpful step in preparing to study. You come face-to-face with the fascination of engineering and technology including in the environmental field, one of the important advantages offered by the program.

But proTechnicale invites you to experience more than just the adventure of engineering. Forward thinking, critical engagement with yourself as a person, philosophical reflection and the interaction between engineering and humanities are integral aspects of the program. As part of this approach, debating and rhetorical skills are trained in small groups. A writing workshop completes the preparatory program. Interaction with your peers introduces you to the positive aspects of group learning.

  • 3 internships in Germany and abroad
  • visits of seminars and lectures at various universities
  • comprehensive program with focus on aerospace and renewables
  • approriate courses and coaching in pesonal development and philosophy

The proTechnicale location

Since 2016 we have been located at ZAL TechCenter


Flagship project of Hamburg

proTechnicale is an innovative educational concept, that you can benefit from by preparing your first steps in stuying and at university

proTechnicale meets pTMUN

Each year the participants of proTechnicale prepare for a Model United Nations conference.

Who we are

Our team and lecturers

Flagship project of Hamburg

proTechnicale is an innovative educational concept, that you can benefit from by preparing your first steps in stuying and at university

proTechnicale meets pTMUN

Each year the participants of proTechnicale prepare for a Model United Nations conference.

Who we are

Our team and lecturers

An internship is ideal to get insights into different professions

Concept

Study orientation for young women interested in engineering and science

Shall I start studying?

Shall I start studying? If yes, which discipline is right for me? And: Which university is the best? Many graduates ask these questions after school ends. The decision for the right study discipline is not easy. Therefore student counsellation can help, to learn more about different options. Another possibilty is, to challenge yourself and your talents – for example by participating in our orientation and preparatory year proTechnicale.

Study orientation

Study orientation is a wide subject and can mean different things. Some graduates choose a gap year, a voluntary social or ecological year after their graduation. Others prefer internships or decide to work & travel to get to known their strengths and interests better. All of this can support your final decision for one discipline and university. proTechnicale combines these possibilities and is a little more specific at the same time: After an exciting and challenging year with proTechnicale, our graduates go on to commence their studies equipped outstanding experience, excellent study skills and a network of contacts spanning universities and companies in their chosen discipline.

 

Qualification

proTechnicale is far more than usual study orientation. Beside orientation in engineering and scientific topics you will be prepared to your studies in machine engineering, Physics or other engineering disciplines. On top of that credit points can be assigned too, so will profit twice.

 

proTechnicale offers an 11-month course for young women between high school and university. The course gives participants the chance to develop in-depth technical competencies, build up a network in the engineering field and the university sector, and to experience personal growth. We know how exciting engineering careers can be, and our goal is to share that excitement with you and to prepare you for a future in an engineering field. You will explore the fascinating fields of aerospace and renewable energies in depth. Our focus is not on pure theory, but on practical project work with likeminded people.

It is a comprehensive program with many internships in local and international companies. Engineers will show you what they do and you will gain insight into their work environments and high-tech projects. At universities and in labs you will get to know the academic and research side of technology.

Pupils and graduates interested in proTechnicale, will find further information on this website. Please contact us via +49 (0)40-79755919 for personal information.

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