Students and faculty of CKYC and SHEAC join technology study tour to Shenzhen and Guangzhou

Release date:2024/03/28
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Students and faculty of Choi Kai Yau College (CKYC) and Stanley Ho East Asia College (SHEAC) of the University of Macau (UM) participated in a two-day technology study tour to Shenzhen and Guangzhou on 28 October and 29 October. The tour aimed to enhance students’ understanding of the latest technological advancements in aviation, unmanned aerial systems, electric transportation, and automotive technology, to stimulate their interest in the aviation industry and innovative transport technologies, and to prepare them for entering the industry.


On the morning of the first day, the students and faculty visited the Ai Fei Ke Aviation Education Base. Guided by an instructor, the participants visited the workshop to observe the aircraft manufacturing process and learn about aircraft design and production. In the afternoon, they visited the Guangzhou Automobile Technology Center, and gained insights into the latest achievements and innovations in automotive technology through listening to the staff’s presentation. They then visited the DJI Exhibition Center to explore the wide range of applications for unmanned aerial systems in various industries. On the second day, the students and faculty visited the BYD SkyShuttle Station to learn more about eco-friendly solutions for electric transportation and the importance of sustainable transport.


The technology study tour to Shenzhen and Guangzhou was a rewarding and eye-opening experience for the students. Some students said that the study tour enabled them to gain knowledge of the latest technologies, and that the explanations and demonstrations given by the instructors and staff were easy to understand. Additionally, the immersive learning atmosphere and the experiential learning approach of the study tour enhanced the students’ understanding of the related fields in science. The students also came to realise that behind every innovative achievement lies the collective efforts of countless individuals who persevere in their pursuit of research. As a Chinese saying goes, ‘It takes 10 years to forge a perfect sword.’ Throughout the study tour, the students was impressed by the country’s innovative achievements in the fields of aerospace, transport, and research and development. It also inspired the students to fear no hardships, strive for excellence, pursue a quest for technological advancements, and contribute to the country and society.