Engineering in Prague

Ref: 10003269

Eligibility

BEng students from the School of Engineering, specifically those on Engineering and Sustainable Development and Engineering programmes, are eligible to participate in this opportunity. The maximum number of places on this opportunity is 25 and the minimum the trip will go ahead with is 10. DMU staff will be accompanying the group.

DMU students are only eligible to receive one academic-led trip bursary per year. Please check our eligibility criteria for further details.

Description

Engineering students applying for the trip to Prague can expect to undertake a visit to the Skoda Automotive museum and plant. Here, “tradition, Evolution and Precision in Harmony” is the leitmotif of the whole Museum project, three worlds offering a host of experiences with special emphasis on “thrilling, educational and surprising”. The presentation is a multimedia interactive mix of cars and stories, offering a variety of options, from cars and other exhibits on display to viewing photos, watching films, reading documents, and much more – flexibility is one of the key features of the new ŠKODA Museum.

Students will also be able to visit the TPCA plant on the same day. Toyota Peugeot Citroën Automobile Czech s.r.o. is an automobile manufacturing company in Kolín and represents the largest manufacturer of small vehicles in Europe. During the second day of the visit, students will experience the Ledvice Power Plant at Boleslav. The Ledvice Information Centre focuses on the traditional coal power engineering and it is the first of its kind in the Czech Republic. In terms of topics it complements the other information centres of the CEZ Group focused on nuclear power engineering and renewable resources.

Cultural activities

During this visit, students will have an opportunity to sample Bohemian cuisine, and experience Czech culture at its finest. Cultural studies (optional) activities, will include a day trip to the former Theresienstadt Jewish Ghetto and to the Terezin Holocaust Memorial.

Alternative visits may include venues such as the Sedlec Ossuary at Kutna Hora (estimated to contain the skeletons of between 40,000 and 70,000 people), followed by lunch at a local medieval eatery which boasts an alchemical menu.

Travel and accommodation

  • Travel – Students are required to independently book their travel.
  • Accommodation – The faculty will book shared accommodation for this opportunity and students will be expected to pay the full amount following confirmation of their place.

Contact details

Visa information

In order to participate in this trip, you are responsible for ensuring that you meet the Czech immigration requirements. EU nationals will not require a visa to travel to another EU country.

Non-EU nationals will require a visa to travel to Czech Republic and are responsible for obtaining a Schengen visa. Further information related to obtaining a visa can be found here.

The #DMUglobal team can provide visa support letters as required, and proof of enrolment can be obtained from the Student Gateway. You must ensure that you apply for your Schengen visa as soon as you have been formally accepted to this opportunity by #DMUglobal. You are responsible for checking processing times and meeting all application requirements in order to ensure that you receive your visa prior to departure. Be aware that immigration decisions are made by individual embassies.

Key Information

  • Departure date: Monday 24 February 2020
  • Return date: Friday 28 February 2020
  • Estimated cost of travel and accommodation: £360
  • Students will also be required to pay for: UK and in-country transfers, visits and tours (£60), food, drink and visa (if applicable).
  • #DMUglobal bursary: £150
  • Deadline for application: Thursday 31st October 2019 9am
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