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Title: Engineering Practice within Chinese and Swiss Culture (MSE China Module)
Short Code: EVA_China
ECTS Credits: 6
Organizer Details: SUPSI DTI + ZHAW INE Institut für Nachhaltige Entwicklung
  • Group work reports and presentations - Gruppenarbeiten (Berichte und Präsentationen)
  • Module Thesis: Reflection report on two books and synthesis with personal experience during the module - Modularbeit: Reflektionsbericht über zwei Bücher und Synthese mit der persönlichen Erfahung während des Moduls
  • Written exam - Schriftliche Modulschlussprüfung 
Decision Date: 20 February 2023 
Start Date: 10 July 2023 
End Date: 30 July 2023 
Date Details:
  • 2022 edition cancelled for pandemic reasons and related travel restrictions.
  • 2023 edition is not yet under preparation.
  • No application/enrollment possible until further notice.
  • Updats will be published here by end of the year 2022.

Block Seminar 



Description (max. 300 characters):

In the module MSE students get direct and in-situ view of the Chinese market for Swiss companies with regard to procurement, manufacturing, sales and collaboration in the fields of technology and supply chain management. Students gather insight views about the opportunities and risks to enter the Chinese market and learn strategies to successfully deal with these framework conditions. The module also helps students to bridge the cultural differences between the two countries by facilitating mutual understanding and cooperation. 

Contents and Learning Objectives:

In line with engineering and logistics practice, manufacturing and servicing of technical products, the fields of planning and transportation are also in the focus. Field trips to Swiss and Chinese companies cooperating in common R&D and manufacturing technologies as well as supply chains provide the participating students an excellent insight into good and best practices in these fields.

Lectures with strong focus both on engineering and logistics/SCM create the methodological and theoretical foundations for a sound knowledge transfer, embedded in practical training and observation. 

  • Hessler, P., Country Driving: A Journey Through China from Farm to Factory, Harper: 2009, ISBN 9780061804090
  • Chang, L. T., Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China, Spiegel & Grau: 2008, ISBN 9780385520171

Teilweise Selbstfinanzierung durch Teilnehmende 


Modulverantwortliche Person (Mail und/oder Tel.): Luca Canetta, +41 58 666 65 53

Contact Person E-Mail: Luca Canetta
Status: will be held
Specialization: Business Engineering and Production (BEP)

Energy and Environment (EE)

Industrial Technologies (InT)

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)

Civil Engineering & Building Technology (CEBT)

Geomatics (GEO)

Spatial Development & Landscape Architecture (SDLA)

Business Engineering (BE)

Building Technologies (BT)

Computer Science (CS)

Data Science (DS)

Electrical Engineering (ElE)

Energy & Environment (EnEn)

Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Mechatronics & Automation (MA)


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