Make it, test it, try to break it!

General description

Have you ever had one of those bad days in which everything breaks?

You roll in your bed and your bed breaks.
You get up, put on some pants and you tear a hole right in the middle.
You take a step and your flip-flops break in half.
You open the fridge and end up holding the door in your hand.
You pick up the jug of milk and it shatters.
You sit on a chair in your kitchen and it breaks.
You put whatever is left of your jug of milk on the table and the table falls through the floor

Is it bad luck or is it, maybe, Science?

It's most likely bad luck, but...

...what is it that keeps things from falling apart and how can you figure out if something will be strong enough to use?

That's what you are going to discover this summer in Timisoara!
Tensile strength, elasticity modulus and other sciency-like names will start making sense to you after our course on strength of materials!

BEST Timisoara presents:

Make it, test it, try to break it!

We offer you the chance to study Strength of Materials and Finite Element Analysis and find out the details we never see about why our everyday world doesn't fall apart!

Of course this happens during the day, but in the afternoon and during the evening it's even more fun!

Prepare for 12 days of awesomeness where you will:

  • Learn how objects break
  • Find out how computers simulate that, without breaking your valuable stuff
  • Actually break something the way you want it to break
  • Discover the marvelous city of Timisoara
  • See the Romanian culture, country and traditions
  • Make new friends and spend amazing moments together
  • Have the greatest time of your life
  • Return with awesome memories!

We want you here!

So don't stop while this is hot,
Click "Apply" and take a shot!

Find that button and click it! Timisoara is waiting for you!

Academic information

Fields of activity:
Applied Sciences , Automotive Engineering , Civil Engineering , Computational Sciences , Materials Engineering , Mechanical Engineering , Physics/Physics Engineering
Content and topics:
Strength of Materials and Finite Element Analysis.
Learning goals and objectives:
The aim of the course is to teach you how objects and materials behave when under stress. You will study the theories, experiment in the laboratory and create computer simulations.
Examination type:
Case study.
ECTS credits issued:
Not known yet

Information for applicants

Selection criteria:
Motivation letter and answer to questions. We will evaluate English level, interest in the subject, interest in location and personality. Make the motivation letter interesting to read and be original!

Practical arrangements

All of the following are covered by the event fee:

In the student hostels provided by the university.
We will cook great food for you throughout the whole event!
Train, bus and public transportation.