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Regional challenge for future engineers

Publish date: 21.03.2016

Student association EESTEC LC Ljubljana, Faculty of Electrical Engineering - University of Ljubljana and Siemens Slovenia are Slovenian partners of a regional project PLC+ Challenge 2016. The objective of the project is to prepare perspective future engineers as much as possible for work in real-life environment. The project is a mixture of lectures and practical assignments that will decide the winners. National winners will compete at the regional, against teams from Croatia and Serbia.


Project PLC+ Challenge 2016 offers students from Slovenia, Croatia and Serbia an opportunity for theoretical upgrade of knowledge related to working with programmable logic controllers (PLC) and for further improvement of this knowledge with the help of leading PLC software which they will be able to apply to practical assignments that will decide national and regional winners.


In the theoretical part Slovenian students listen to lectures from Faculty experts and from experts coming from various Slovenian companies – besides Siemens representatives, representatives of some system integrators will share their experiences of working with PLCs. In the practical part students will be challenged by an assignment through which they will prepare a solution for controlling beer production process in a virtual environment. Three best teams from Slovenia will enter the regional part of the competition where they will receive a new task. The project is relevant mainly because it will give new, practical knowledge to the participating students and thus make them more competitive in the job market. Furthermore, it will give them a chance to compare their knowledge and creativity with students from other countries.


Deadline for entering the project was March 30th and 93 Slovenian students applied! Three national winning teams will be announced May 17th. Best teams in the region that will be awarded with a special education at Siemens and excursion to one of Siemens global expert references will be announced June 10th.


More information on the project (in Slovene language):

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