The course sponsor was once again the Dutch company deVlamboog, which manufactures welding equipment and welders’ protection equipment. The task was to develop integral protection for welders against excessive light and poisonous fumes and gases. From the previous years’ developed mask concept the students had to develop a working prototype with an integrated camera and visualization system. The final product was targeted ad the most advanced welding procedures in problematic environments such as nuclear power plants. One of the main requirements of the products was the ability to record the welder’s view for later reference and checks in a safe environment. The original partner Universities from Slovenia, Switzerland and the Netherlands were joined by a new partner, University of Zagreb from Croatia. The course began on 2nd February 2004 with an introductory videoconference meeting. It finished with a closing workshop in Lausanne between 23rd May and 30th May 2004. 48 students participated in 2004 EGPR, forming five international teams, each developing its own prototype.