EVA: Complementary Modules 2019-20

Complementary modules organized by all institutions participating in the MSE.

Please note:

  • The number of inscriptions is typically restricted
  • Please consider the status field: only modules with "registration open" status can be booked
  • Module inscriptions have to be made via your advisor to the contact person as specified in the offering
Title: Engineering Practice within Chinese and Swiss Culture (MSE China Module)
Short Code: EVA_China
ECTS Credits: 6
Organizer Details: ZHAW INE Institut für Nachhaltige Entwicklung
  • Grouip work - Gruppenarbeit
  • Module Thesis - Modularbeit
  • Written exam - Schriftliche Modulschlussprüfung 
Decision Date: 2 February 2019 
Start Date: 8 July 2019 
End Date: 28 July 2019 
Date Details:
  • "Swiss Week": 08.07.2019 - 11.07.2019 (Woche/Week 28)
  • "Chinese Weeks": 15.07.2019 - 28.07.2019 (Wochen/Week 29-30). 

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.): Stefan Dingerkus (dgks) stefan.dingerkus@zhaw.ch, +41 58 934 78 03, +41 79 770 91 61

Contact Person E-Mail: Stefan Dingerkus - stefan.dingerkus@zhaw.ch
Status: registration open
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)


[Responsible for this text: Stefan Dingerkus]