Some of us call this “thing” as Resources Engineering (RE), because that’s what they wrote on the registration form. The fact is, Resources Engineering is the program from Universität Karlsruhe (now Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), not from UGM nor ITB. When it is revealed that not all of us could get in there, I started backing up from calling this “RE” and resorted to “The Joint Programme”, as we actually studied in two universities, at least. What’s our major? that is the biggest questions worth a billion rupiahs. We studied in Master of Engineering System of Gadjah Mada University (which is now called Master of System Engineering, shocking) in all three majors, a kind of mashup. We also studied in Master of Mining Engineering of Bandung Institute of Technology, a much more clearer subject. And of course, for those who were fortunate, studied RE in Universität Karlsruhe, albeid not in full capacity. In summary, we studied “The Joint Programme”, a mashup postgraduate program, the one and only in Indonesia that guarantees to blow your mind away, literally.
It’s been 5 years since the first initiation of the joint programme and two years since the last batch of the joint programme started. Funny how the time flies. Most of us have graduated (or not) and thrown back to the real world. Some gets a new job, some gets back to the old jobs, some gets married, some gets new kids. Life goes on beyond the ups and downs that we experienced back then. As for our beloved alma maters, some gets a new name, some stands still. Well, at least we all have moved on.