Free Online Course: Sustainable Aviation by TU experts

News - 16 February 2023

Can we fly climate-neutral in the future? What will the aircraft of the future look like, what energy carriers or fuels will they fly on and what choices can you make yourself? From 16 February, TU Delft experts share their knowledge on sustainable aviation in the free online course 'Sustainable Aviation: The Route to Climate-Neutral Aviation'. Both lecturers from TU Delft and guest lecturers from the aviation industry will discuss recent innovations and promising developments leading to climate-neutral aviation in the course. Participants will gain insight into the challenges and trade-offs encountered on the road towards it. No prior knowledge or technical background is required.

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The course is suitable for politicians and policymakers in aviation, climate and transport, for media professionals (such as journalists, copywriters and programme makers) and professionals in aviation or transport. Students, (high school and up) and others interested in the topic can also learn a lot from this course and are welcome to join. Enroll here!

We need climate-neutral aviation. The challenges are enormous, but solutions must and will be found. Through this MOOC we want to share what we know, so that all of you can be part of this ‘clean sky revolution'.

― Henri Werij, Dean Faculty of Aerospace Engineering at TU Delft

What you’ll learn

The course starts with the basics of how planes fly and how they affect the climate. We then discuss solutions. Here, alternative propulsion methods, energy carriers and fuels (think flying on batteries or fuel cells) and new aircraft designs (including the Flying-V) will be discussed. We will also puncture some common myths.

We will not only look at technical solutions, but especially at making the whole aviation system more sustainable. Think sustainable airports, aircraft production and operation, and human behaviour. The course encourages critical and creative thinking about the future of aviation and how you can be part of those solutions.


The course starts on 16 February 2023 and lasts for six weeks. On average, 4-5 hours per week are needed to follow the lectures and practice with the assignments. Conveniently, the course can be followed at a time that suits you, while there are still plenty of opportunities to ask questions to lecturers or discuss with fellow students. The course is in English. There are no costs involved. More information here.