AQU-AutoUniverse - Automotive Quality Universities
The best european practices of Automotive Quality Engineering will be prepared and the knowledge transferred to the higher education, based on a great demand identified in the European Automotive Industry. This proposed strategic partnership project will benefit from the results of the AQUA EAC-2012-635_ENV 2 project, and the results will be implemented in courses of directly participating universities from the Czech Republic, Slovenia and Austria and implemented by partners on other universities e.g. France. All these universities educate thousands of engineers needed by the automotive OEMs and suppliers represented in the aforementioned European countries and beyond. Faced with the complex challenges of holistic quality engineering taking into account mechanics, electric/electronics and software, as well as product design, development, and manufacturing, these companies experience a substantial gap between the quality engineering skills of recent graduates and their actual needs and expectations. This gap leads to a significant decrease in efficiency, effectiveness and therefore competitiveness of these companies.
AQUA includes Automotive Quality Manager training with a European wide certificate. The trainers will be trained to be able to hold courses at the universities as a standard higher education course. Trainers will also share knowledge with other trainers. Courses will be ECTS granted courses with the certificate obtained from the ECQA (European Certification and Qualification Association). Also an online training environment as a part of the ECQA online campus will be set up, allowing joint teaching across the universities.