On our exam day on 11 July, three undergraduate and four masters students – including one foreign student – passed their final exams. The five-member examination committee, chaired by Dr. Zsolt Szalay, Associate Professor and four senior managers from the department’s industrial partners, had the opportunity to listen to the graduating students, who gave a 10-minute presentation on the results of their research for their thesis. The examination committee included Zsolt Pesze, Managing Director and Sándor Geszti, Local Stream Manager of the Industrial Services Business Unit at TÜV Rheinland InterCert Kft., Tibor Turóczi, Connectivity Product Owner of Jaguar Land Rover Hungary Kft. and Gábor Molnár, founder-owner and Managing Director of MouldTech Systems Kft.
Tibor Turóczi, Connectivity Product Owner of Jaguar Land Rover Hungary, said at the end of the exam, “It was a very positive surprise to see the students’ brave choice of topics, the high quality of their presentations and the preparation behind them. I would like to welcome at least half of the students I met today to the company, because I am impressed by how prepared and open-minded they are.”
Sándor Geszti, Local Stream Manager of the Industrial Services Business Unit at TÜV Rheinland InterCert Ltd. added: “The seriousness and professional content of the presentations required 100% deep attention, so the questions asked came naturally. Students were visibly engaged in the chosen task and the research topics were interesting. It was an exciting experience to participate in this important event.”
Gábor Molnár, owner of MouldTech, said, “We have had a stable, reliable cooperation with the Department of Automotive Technologies for years, which creates great value for us. We have cooperated in several R&D projects. I am particularly pleased that today’s final exam included two diploma projects related to MouldTech research, such as the E-Tipo 184 design.”
Zsolt Pesze, Managing Director of TÜV Rheinland InterCert Ltd., in his closing speech after the exam, set a sign of the way forward for the newly qualified vehicle engineers: “We can now be sure that you have a solid knowledge base, which will be complemented by experience and maturity in the coming years. But what will distinguish you from others? Your personality, your flexibility, your attitude to your partners and how you represent yourself and your company.” He concludes, “Based on my personal experience, I would advise you to keep expanding your knowledge, to participate in university research projects as much as possible, for example through a PhD.”
Zsolt Szalay, Assiciate Professor, congratulated the students on their achievements and wished them a successful professional career. He thanked the committee for their work and concluded his remarks:
“It is a great honour and pride for me that the final examination of our department was attended by renowned industrial partners, who are at the forefront of innovation, and that their prominent leaders raised the prestige of the event with their personal presence.”