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"With 2 degrees in 3 years, I have very good prospects."

Jonas Schüppen has developed a map display for area planning and route planning.

Jonas Schüppen is studying "Scientific Programming" at the Aachen University of Applied Sciences and at the same time is training as a mathematical-technical software developer at gts. We spoke to him about the content and perspectives of dual training.

What exactly does the dual study course "Scientific Programming" include?

Jonas Schüppen: “In summary, it is about solving mathematical problems with the help of computer science. The focus is primarily on mathematics with analysis, linear algebra, stochastics and numerics. Around 50% of the course consists of lectures and theory, the rest of the time I spend on training at gts during the semester. " 

Why did you choose this course?

Jonas Schüppen: “At our school, the course was presented as part of the career information days. Gts also introduced itself there. I just found it all really exciting. And I think the dual concept, including compulsory attendance, makes sense. Just like the fact that I already have an income and therefore no longer need a part-time job. Above all, however, the prospects are good, because after three years I have two degrees and a lot of professional experience. That is exactly what companies are looking for, in other words, a win-win situation. "

What are the tasks of a “mathematical technical software developer” - and what do you do specifically at gts?

I am currently working on optimizing and creating algorithms for working with polygons. These are used to improve the map display in our route planning software TransIT. In this way, for example, you can avoid gaps and overlaps when displaying areas. Other fields of activity are, for example, the calculation of the CO2 emissions of vehicles for certain routes and the work at the corresponding interfaces. I'm also working on TransIT Mobile, the gts app. "

In which areas can you work after graduation?

Jonas Schüppen: "You can work in all areas that require mathematics and computer science, for example insurance companies, banks, computer companies, data centers or research institutes."

 We have had very positive experience with our dual trainees and we hope that the students will stay with our company after they graduate.

Dr. Tore Grünert

What do you like about this job?

Jonas Schüppen: “That there are always new tasks and topics and that I can directly apply the theory from the university here in practice. I can work very independently and often develop things myself according to the principle of learning by doing. "

What are the greatest challenges?

Jonas Schüppen: “Before exams, I often have a 60-hour week and study with other students in the evenings and on weekends. Immediately after the IHK exams, the bachelor's thesis and the oral exam will soon come - that's a lot in parallel. But I'll be ready for that in 3 years. " 

How is the training integrated into the activities and range of services of gts?

Jonas Schüppen: “My focus and tasks at gts are closely coordinated with my projects at the university. At gts you are extremely flexible about my topics and different availabilities. I am very much supported. Conversely, I can pass on content from the university to my colleagues here. "

Scientific programming at the Aachen University of Applied Sciences

The dual study program Scientific Programming was introduced at the FH Aachen to train the need for mathematically particularly qualified programmers in research and in companies. The course is combined with training as a mathematical and technical software developer.

Jonas Schüppen is doing the dual studies at gts.

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„Mit 2 Abschlüssen in 3 Jahren habe ich sehr gute Perspektiven.“ - gts systems

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