Labs and Exams



Final two weeks before Christmas holidays, of which one has passed already, are filled with Laboratory experiments and couple of exams. Last monday we had to get up early because our Lab in Control Engineering began already at 7:30 in the morning. It was quite a battle from my side to get up so early on a monday, but that’s what it is sometimes. We had a similar Water-tank experiment like last time but this time we had a Function Generator in addition to the regular stuff (Oscilloscope, multimeter, etc.). And we didn’t have a real water thank this time either, maybe next time. In the evening just the usual German History and Culture lecture. Last lecture before the exam on that course, preparation can begin.

On tuesday we didn’t have anything special, just lectures from 7:30 to 12:30, the evening was filled with preparation for the German language exam that took place the next day. On wednesday we had quite a busy day, Project Management in the morning, Control Engineering during the day and the German Language exam in the evening. In my opinion the exam went well and I think that Janne shared my thoughts as well. Me and Janne having taken the German Basics course in Finland are in the A2 German class, while Juhana with little to no German language background took the A1 test. Probably went well also.

Thursday was an easy day, only lectures from 9:15 to 12:30. After that me and Janne prepared for the next tuesdays laboratory. It’s expected to be quite a grind to complete it on tuesday, so it’s wise to prepare it as much as we can. Last time we sat in the lab for 30min extra and still didn’t turn the experiment in, we had to continue on our own. We got it done nonetheless. This time we will be better prepared and hope to finish in time so we don’t have to take the laboratory with us to the Christmas holidays. The more we can rest during the holidays the better. Still at least 4 exams, 1 presentation and 2 labs before the semester ends at 7.2.2020. If we’d have liked the easy way out we’d have stayed at home.

Friday was a long day still, 7:30 to 18:30. At least we had a 2h 45min break between the lessons. The day ended with the last Simulation Technology lab and we got to leave around 45min earlier than expected, which was nice. We went to play pool in our standard bar/restaurant Route 66. Couple of friends, finnish and american, joined us for burgers and beers from Esslingen.

Weekend was full of preparation for the German History and Culture exam that takes place on monday. Juhana remembered to take it easy sometimes and went to bathe to the Schwimmbad in Esslingen, while Janne and I chose to stay at the dormitory to study for the exam. Juhana doesn’t probably even need to study because he is genuinely interested in history, so he is familiar with all the stuff we have gone through in the lectures. I personally have not been that interested in history so for me it’s a challenge to learn everything in a short time. Again, if we’d have liked the easy way out we’d have stayed at home.

One more blog-post before the holidays, Janne will take care of that. Pic of the Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas market) as a cherry on top.

Frohe Weihnachten und ein glückliches Neues Jahr!


Mittelaltermarkt & Weihnachtsmarkt Esslingen.
| Author: Simo