Company corporation

The SSA (‘Stichting Studiereis Astatine’ or Foundation Studytrip Astatine) is an organization that offers the possibility to hire a group of students from the University of Twente for a case.
Most of our participants study the Bachelor Advanced Technology or are pursuing a Master of their interest at the University of Twente. Our participants are second years students or higher.
One of our objectives is to gain some hands-on experience by doing actual work for companies, mostly domestic. The students would like to know how it is to not only follow courses but also to apply the knowledge gained in the real world. By achieving this objective, we aim to travel to Singapore and Australia as a study trip in the summer of 2021. This means we will visit companies and universities at the destination to get a feeling of how real work and research is done not only domestically but also abroad.
In the following sections, you can find a short description of our skillset, examples of cases, additional clarification on our work procedure, and our financial proposition.

Skillset

The SSA consists of a group of 23 students from the University of Twente. These students have different skills and interests. All participants have followed the Bachelor Advanced Technology and are pursuing a Master or are still studying Advanced Technology. Advanced Technology is a very broad technical bachelor that contains courses in the area of physics, chemistry, and electronics.

To give an image of the skills our participants have, a skills list is compiled:


      – Java
      – HTML
      – C++


      – Excel
      – Solidworks
      – MATLAB/Simulink
      – Adobe Illustrator
      – LaTeX
      – Mathematica
      – Labview
      – LTspice
      – 20sim
      – COMSOL


      – General computer skills
      – Computer architecture
      – Algorithms
      – Networks


      – The understanding, designing and building of circuits
      – Impedance
      – Control systems
      – Working with Arduino's
      – Working with Raspberry Pi's


      – Differential equations
      – Difference equations
      – Calculations in the Fourier domain (both Fourier and Laplace)
      – Signal analysis
      – Algebra
      – Calculus


      – Drawing (both general drawings as technical drawings)
      – Working with Adobe Illustrator
      – Video editing
      – Design of posters
      – Design of web pages
      – Design of mobile apps


      – Fluid mechanics
      – Thermodynamics
      – Fields & Waves
      – Mechanics (both statics and dynamics)
      – Aerospace engineering


      – Material science
      – Semiconductors
      – Solar cells
      – Process engineering
      – Organic chemistry


      – Medical / medicine knowledge
      – Cells / DNA
      – Biomedical (robotics)
      – Anatomy
      – Animals, ecology


      – Literature research
      – Writing of reports
      – Citations
      – Analytical skills

    Case Examples

    Below, a couple of examples of casework are given:

    • Designing floor tests for a company that realizes many warehouses and was looking for a floor type for it. The students working on this case researched different test designs, wrote scripts for different tests, and reported on the results.
    • Making a technical design for a company that was looking for a good construction for a sunblind system.
    • Researching the applicability of small-scale hydrogen filling stations. This research consisted of three parts: the production of hydrogen, the transport of hydrogen, and a market analysis.

    Work Procedure

    If this has triggered interest in a possible corporation, we would love to discuss the possibilities over a cup of coffee or tea, in real life if possible but also online when we can. During this appointment, the specifics of the case the expected output will be discussed, and we can get a feeling of whether the case fits within our expertise and your request.
    Next, we will make an estimation of the hours required to work on this case. Before we then proceed with the case, we will sign a contract to clarify the case and all arrangements involved. This will all be done in consultation with your company.

    Financial Proposition

    Our rate for one hour of work done towards a case is around 30 euro exclusive BTW (depending on the wishes of your company). From experience, we know that most cases for the SSA are around 30 to 300 hours of work. Before any work is done towards a case, several arrangements will be discussed to ensure a good expectation of the work ahead for both parties. This involves making an estimation of the number of hours required to complete the case and write this down in a contract.

    If this has prompted any interest, you can always reach us via email or telephone:
    Mail: acquisition@ssa-ut.nl
    Tel: 06 44596903 (Carlo Boeve)
    Or you can fill in the form below!