On July 30, UNIST held the opening ceremony for the new students of the second term of its AI Novatus Academia certification program to congratulate their new learning journey.
A total of 37 trainees attended the ceremony, which took place in the auditorium of UNIST AI Innovation Park. These students for the second academic term are comprised of two members from conglomerates, five from mid-sized companies, 23 from SMEs, as well as seven startups and other affiliates. Among those, 20 trainees work in the manufacturing fields, which has the highest percentage of among all professions.
Organized by UNIST AI Innovation Park, the AI Novatus Academia is an intensive program, specifically designed for industrial engineers who are interested in pursuing a certificate program. Started in February 2021, the program has been taught by faculty members, affiliated with the AI Graduate School and the Department of Industrial Engineering at UNIST, over the past five months.
This is a short-term intensive course, which integrated academic theory with hands-on learning. Upon completion of theoretical training, the trainees had the opportunity to practice the real-life projects, utilizing on-site data. Eleven projects were selected and topics were tailored to meet the needs of various industrial sites, which includes Automobile parts, Marine shipbuilding, Petrochemistry, Biohealth, Food, and Construction.