Future engineers, both researchers and designers, can have a major impact on the future of society. They are at the basis of new technological developments and applications. Nowadays, the environmental impact is becoming increasingly important in all stages of design, research and production. Therefore, students have to learn how to deal with environmental aspects during the whole design process and how to evaluate these aspects in relation to technical and social aspects. In the introductory course Technology and Sustainability, students will acquire the necessary knowledge in the field of sustainable development and environmental problems on the basis of case studies and the standard work.
You van attend the following variants of the ontroductory course:
|0C900||Technology for sustainable development (ENG)||3|
|0C601||Technology for sustainable development (ENG)||3|
Sustainable Development is an area in which several fields of expertise converge. Problems in the field of sustainable development cannot be solved by looking from one discipline only. It is therefore important for students to learn to work together with students of other faculties in order to solve such a real-world problem. For the TDO-certificate it is obligatory to participate in a multidisciplinary project (MDP) sustainable development or an equivalent interfaculty project (IFP) of at least 6 ECTS.
Each year the Technology and Sustainability Studies (TSS) group organizes several multidisciplinary projects that provide students of different faculties the opportunity to tackle a real-world problem in the field of sustainable development. Often the subjects for these projects are supplied by an external ‘client’, which ensures a high real-world factor in the assignment. A project team consists of four to seven students of at least two different faculties. Projects start every semester. Mail the TSS secretariat or visit http://www.ifp.tue.nl for information on possible assignments.
In some cases the TDO multidisciplinary project can replace a similar project of your own faculty. The other way around is also possible: the project of your own faculty can replace the TDO MDP. The condition still holds that the project should be in the field of TDO. Reports must be handed in at TSS for judgment.
The following course can be attended:
0C706 - Multidisciplinairy project sustainable development (8 ECTS)
The courses that include the TDO-certificate are listed below per category and per faculty. To obtain the certificate, you have to attend at least one policy course and two technical courses, of which you attend at least one at another faculty.
Courses besides the list of elective courses
Some subjects that are not in this list, such as a project or an internship, but that are carried out in the field of TDO, could count for the certificate. Reports of these internships or projects should be handed in at TDO for judgment.
Also subjects of other universities could be included in the certificate. Of course, it is required that these credits are approved by your own education. Furthermore, the student has to be able to show a study guide or a reader in order to evaluate the content of the subject.
Choose at least one policy course out of the following list
|0C903||Energy and consumer||3|
|0C940||System innovations and strategic nichemanagement||3|
|0C941||System innovation: governance of transitions||3|
|0C943||Reflections on sustainability||3|
|0C944||Development patterns of energy systems||4|
|OEM72||Energy and economy||3|
|OPM10||Novel technologies and human behavior||6|
Choose at least two technological courses of which you attend at leat one at another faculty:
|0LM11||Energy analysis for industry and the built environment||3||IE&IS|
|0LM12||From industrial ecology to cradle-to-cradle||3||IE&IS|
|3F011||Fusion on the back of an envelope||4||TN|
|3P250||Energy and sustainability||3||TN|
|3SE28||Thin film techologies for photovoltaics||1||TN|
Fundamentals of Systematic Low Noise Design
|4M050||Design for heat and flow||3||W|
|4P510||Renewable Energy Sources||3||W|
|4S610||Energy from Biomass||4||W|
|5EE40||Electrical power engineering and system integration||4||EE|
|5N510||Decentral Power Generation||4||EE|
|5PS10||Environment and Power Engineering||3||EE|
|6BO01||DBL Sustainable Energy||4||ST|
|6SE25||Energy: sources, carriers and storage B||ST|
|7S620||Durability aspects of building materials||3||B|
|7S750||State of the art in building performance simulation for integrated solution||3||B|
|7S815||Design of sustainable energy systems for the built environment||3||B|
|7T644||Sustainable building technology design||3||B|
|7Y700||Sustainable building systems||3||B|