This year graduates stand out with high average grade for master’s thesis, diploma projects, and qualification works. No doubt, it is testimony of students and academic staff`s efforts, the quality of acquired knowledge, and it is the return on investment into academic infrastructure- laboratories, computer hardware, specialized laboratories, and others.
During the development of final works many ideas have been created, part of which were demonstrated as functional prototypes. Study programme Mechatronics represented three axis CNC plasma cutting table, CNC equipment for cutting of carbon fibre fabric, and Pellini drop weight tester. Some of the prototypes have been developed at RTA in the frame of science and research grants.
Students of study programme Clothing Design and Technology worked on tailor-made solutions as well as studied cross-sector innovations: laser-treatment technology in the design of women`s clothing, design for educational institution workers` uniform, and design solution for bath outfit.
Master`s thesis of electronic commerce and information systems dealt with the issues related to the appliance of IT technologies: technologies for ad exchanges and their use in electronic commerce, opportunities of the use and development of information and communication technologies in apartment blocks management, and others. Graduates of the study programme Laser technology have created new products which were presented as intellectual property of RTA with commercialization potential in the future.
As dean of the Faculty of Engineering I am pleased and proud of graduates, delighted for the work done, and sure that RTA, by choosing technologies and innovations as its future trend, is heading in the right direction.
Ērika Teirumnieka, dean of the Faculty of Engineering