In April 2020, Daniel was one of many first to start a dual master’s program in Information and Communication Technology with Deutsche Telekom. He’s now in his second semester and wish to let you know a bit concerning the course in addition to the expertise he has gained throughout his research.
I already had my eye on Deutsche Telekom again once I was doing my twin bachelor’s program in electrical engineering (majoring in vitality know-how). After ending my diploma and efficiently making use of in February 2020, I had my first day of labor at Deutsche Telekom – filled with expectations – as a part of my twin grasp’s program on April 1.
Why I selected to do a twin grasp’s program?
Earlier than beginning my bachelor’s, I used to be very enthusiastic about electrical engineering and particularly vitality know-how. Throughout my diploma, nevertheless, I noticed I had a ardour for communication know-how. I used to be quickly sure that I needed do a grasp’s in ‘Info and Communication Expertise’ following my bachelor’s diploma. I knew I needed to take this route at Deutsche Telekom so I might become involved with Europe’s market chief for telecommunications. Efficiently finishing my diploma would due to this fact open up many alternative profession alternatives. What I discovered notably necessary was the mixture of concept and sensible studying. The sensible duties inside the firm aid you higher perceive the theoretical subjects you study on the college. This expertise wasn’t as intensive throughout my bachelor’s diploma. What I additionally actually appreciated was the chance to adapt the course to my very own private pursuits and targets with the choice of varied elective modules.
Work and examine – how does it really work?
Regardless of the state of affairs being made tougher by the coronavirus pandemic and the onboarding course of occurring digitally in consequence, I used to be quickly capable of finding my bearings at Deutsche Telekom. My work at Technik Deutschland is with the ‘Cellular Backhaul’ tribe. It’s chargeable for the event, planning, and operation of aggregation platforms for cellular communications, together with the related community administration methods – that’s, the community between the cellular communication websites and the mounted community. Cellular Backhaul can also be chargeable for the event and operation of Technik Deutschland’s radio relay system in addition to the planning and setup of the central backhaul elements for the radio entry space (BSC, RNC, IP-SEC, LAR). We’re at the moment pushing forward with the rollout of ‘NGMA’ (Subsequent Technology Cellular Entry), our 5G connection platform. This implies we’re considerably concerned within the rollout of the 5G network. It’s due to this fact really an space wherein the longer term turns into actuality.
After numerous weeks with the Group and having received to know my colleagues, gear, and the tribe’s duties, it was already time for the primary digital lectures to start in mid-April. These passed off within the type of teletutorials on the Leipzig College of Utilized Sciences (HTWK). Because the topic space of this grasp’s diploma is comparatively far faraway from the themes concerned in electrical vitality know-how, I had been worrying whether or not I used to be ready for the content material and challenges introduced by this course earlier than starting and even at the beginning of the lecture sequence. I used to be already over this worry after only a few lectures, nevertheless. The entire lecturers tell us they have been open to all questions and in addition supplied us with advisable literature and different supplies on the topic’s foundations if requested.
All through the semester, the lectures happen within the type of teletutorials (all the time on-line) and on-campus courses. The teletutorials run alongside my regular working hours with the corporate, which implies my calendar can generally be very full. To not fear although – my colleagues are all the time very understanding if I’m unable to attend a gathering on account of a teletutorial. The on-campus courses are cut up into two blocks, every unfold throughout three weeks. Throughout this era, I’m not in work and am centered solely on lectures, seminars, and tutorials. The change to on-line working in the course of the coronavirus pandemic labored very well, each on the college and at Deutsche Telekom.
On this course we even have exams on the finish of the semester, after all. They happen as soon as a semester in a single week of exams round 2-3 weeks after the final on-campus session. The exams are a mixture of written compositions, oral technical discussions, and traditional written checks.
The benefit: every thing is out of the way in which after this week of exams. There may be then one other lengthy interval once more with none exams.
How Deutsche Telekom helps me
At occasions when on-campus courses will not be carried out nearly because of the pandemic, the journeys to Leipzig at the beginning and finish of the finding out interval are paid by Deutsche Telekom and also you obtain monetary help for the lodging prices. Every scholar additionally receives a paid journey dwelling after two weeks. This implies you might be even supported in sustaining direct contact along with your family and friends at dwelling in the course of the intervals when you find yourself on-campus. Deutsche Telekom has areas all throughout Germany and permits college students to hold out the sensible phases at 9 totally different areas (together with Berlin, Bonn, Bremen, Munich, Münster, Leipzig, Darmstadt), so websites are additionally accessible close by. I selected Bonn, the place Deutsche Telekom additionally has its headquarters. The weeks spent in Leipzig are then a welcome change and provide loads of alternatives for energetic exchanges with my classmates – in individual once more as soon as we have now the pandemic behind us.
Daniel has impressed you and you have an interest in studying extra concerning the Twin Grasp’s program? Right here you could find all details about the study curriculum and an outline of all current job offers.