PCIM exhibition Nuremberg

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Electronics and Mechatronic students enrolled on Power Electronics (ENGT3025/ENGT5255) are eligible to participate in this opportunity, with students from other relevant programmes also being considered. The maximum number of places on this opportunity is 15 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.


The main purpose is to visit the massive annual 3-day PCIM exhibition so that electronics and mechatronic students can see first-hand what the latest electronic components, materials and equipment is available from the hundreds of manufacturers and developers around the globe, big companies and small, and all in one place. This will complement and enhance greatly the academic teaching and practical work that electronic and mechatronic engineering students undertake during their coursework, and set them up to enter industry by complementing their academic knowledge with a sound knowledge of the latest electronics technology and suppliers. This is also an opportunity to engage with engineers from these businesses to find out more about their products and how they are used, and an opportunity to distribute your CV to businesses from everywhere in the world.

Cultural activities

Nuremberg was an early centre of humanism, science, printing, and mechanical invention. There are 3 castles to visit (free), the Palace of Justice where the famous Nuremberg trials took place, the German train museum, and many other cultural attractions. Most attractions are a short walking distance from the accommodations in the old town (centre), and there is an underground system to take us to/from the airport and outside of the centre if needed.

Travel and accommodation

  • Travel – Students are required to independently book their travel.
  • Accommodation – The faculty will book 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 German 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 Germany and are responsible for obtaining a Schengen visa.

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: Tuesday 7 May 2019
  • Return date: Friday 10 May 2019
  • Estimated cost of travel, accommodation and transfers: £350
  • Students will also be required to pay for: UK and in-country transfers, food and drink, and visa (if applicable)
  • #DMUglobal bursary: £150
  • Deadline for application: Monday 25 February 2019 9am