Is the engineering practice different in China and Switzerland?

To this question the China module of the Master of Science of Engineering, organized by SUPSI - University of Applied Science of Southern Switzerland and ZHAW - University of Applied Science of Zurich in cooperation with swissnex-China, try to answer. The Master students spend 3 weeks in China learning the basic of chinese culture and economics as well as having seminars on various subjects in which there is an on-going cooperation like waste water treatment, dies and mold manufacturing, logistic and preventive maintenance, quality, sustainable innovation, ICT, etc. Also several visits to companies both swiss and chinese are organized and workshops are held to better understand the engineering approach in China and Switzerland. After this period the Master students have a good perception of opportunities offered by the Chinese market but also the difficulties to overcome in order to have a successful business and manufacturing in China.