Thematic minor overview
- Abbreviation studies
A+BE Architecture and the Built Environment AE Aerospace Engineering AES Applied Earth Sciences AM Applied Mathematics AP Applied Physics CE Civil Engineering CS&E Computer Science and Engineering CSE Clinical Technology EE Electrical Engineering IDE Industrial Design Engineering LST Life Science & Technology MST Molecular Science & Technology MT Marine Technology TPM Technology, Policy and Management
- Abbreviation universities
LDE Leiden, Delft, Erasmus LD Leiden, Delft EUR Erasmus University Rotterdam VU Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
On this page you will find a list of minors that will be offered during the 2020-2021 academic year.
Registration period for selection minors:
Leiden, Delft and Rotterdam and external students: 1 to 15 April 2020
Registration period for non-selection minors:
TU Delft students: 1 to 31 May 2020*
Leiden and Rotterdam students: 1 to 31 May 2020
External students: 1 to 31 May 2020
*For TU Delft students there is an additional registration period for places that become available on TU Delft minors. This period is from 15 to 30 June 2020.
Advanced PrototypingDo you want to build functional, high-fidelity prototypes with the latest materials and digital fabrication techniques? The Advanced Prototyping Minor brings together the most recent agile manufacturing methods and emerging materials in creating functional high-fidelity prototypes. Prototypes are used in various design and engineering disciplines as an early version of a product or a system. They are built for a variety of purposes including to test an idea or concept (e.g., ‘proof-of-concept prototypes’), to represent certain aspects of an intended design (e.g., visual/ functional prototypes), and to trigger discussion in a multi-disciplinary design team (e.g., ‘boundary objects’). The course aims at equipping you with a wide range of advanced prototyping skills, techniques and materials to create prototypes, which capture both function and appearance of the intended design. To that aim, the course covers a broad interdisciplinary foundation, in-depth knowledge and practical skills, through (guest) lectures, hands-on workshops and multidisciplinary research/design projects. In addition to the knowledge and skills necessary for building prototypes, the course injects necessary critical and creative thinking to determine which of these techniques might be applied and at which point in the design process, by considering economics, feasibility, fidelity as well as environmental sensibility. The structure of the minor Advanced Prototyping is shaped around two knowledge/skill-building courses on digital fabrication and emerging materials , and a group project, which combines and applies the related knowledge and skills in the context of specific prototyping assignments. The minor offers: lectures and guided workshops on a variety of digital fabrication methods and materials processing collaboration with other disciplines, including engineering, science, arts, and design. access to the facilities/labs, including the Center for Design for Agile Manufacturing (CDAM), Digital Fabrication Lab (DiFaLab), Emerging Materials Lab, Material Incubator (Mi) wet lab and BioLab at Science Centre. Steel Bike The programme The minor Advanced Prototyping spans a full semester of 30 ECs. Inspirational lectures The minor starts with introductory lectures on prototyping theory, basic skill training and inspirational (guest) lectures on prototyping in practice. Knowledge/skill building courses The two courses Prototyping with/for Digital Fabrication (PDF) , and Prototyping with/for Emerging Materials (PEM) will run in parallel in Q1. These emphasise the role of these technologies and materials in prototyping advanced responsive, adaptive and/or ultra-personalised prototypes (i.e., prototyping with ), and the role of prototyping for showing the potential of these material and fabrication technologies (i.e., prototyping for ). In PDF course, you will be exposed to the theories, methods, and techniques on digitalisation, design automation and digital fabrication, including 3D scanning technologies, 3D modeling and parametric design tools (Rhino and Grasshopper), (multi-material) 3D printing, laser cutting, CNC milling. In PEM course, you will be exposed to the science and art of working with living materials (e.g. bacteria and fungi) in designing structural and responsive prototypes with these materials. Workshops To apply the learned skills and to reach concrete and assessable results, lectures are accompanied by small workshops. Advanced Prototyping project The obtained knowledge and skills in Q1 are synthesised in the Q2 course of Advanced Prototyping Project , through an iterative design process, aiming at building (multiple) prototype(s). In addition to constructing prototypes, you will be testing and evaluating the prototypes and eventually exhibiting both the process and the prototypes at a public venue (e.g., the main hall of IDE faculty). For whom? Advanced Prototyping Minor suits both design-oriented students with science/technology background and ‘science/technology’ oriented students with art/design background. The aim is to build project groups by combining students from these different backgrounds to create an environment in which students can reflect on the contribution of each discipline for advanced prototyping. Selection takes place by means of a random draw, based on the following formula: 1/2 from Industrial Design Engineering (TU Delft) 1/4 from Engineering disciplines (TU Delft) 1/4 other disciplines This allocation is done to meet the interdisciplinary nature of the minor. Minors of the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering are open only for students from academic programmes. Brochure Info and Enrollment For more general information on minors such as enrollment, selection and other minors go to main website of the TU Delft. Contact Industrial Design Engineering Willemijn Elkhuizen W.S.Elkhuizen@tudelft.nl
African Dynamics (LDE)This LDE minor is a valuable opportunity to build your understanding of integrated and sustainable development approaches in Africa from leading academics of the universities of Leiden, Delft, and Rotterdam, as well as guest speakers.
Airport of the Future MinorThe minor Airport of the Future is jointly organised by the faculties of Industrial Design Engineering (IDE), Civil Engineering and Geosciences (CEG), Technology, Policy and Management (TPM), and Aerospace Engineering (AE). The minor is aimed at engineering students from all bachelor programmes offered at TU Delft, who are interested in the design, planning, management and operational aspects of airports. Minor description Minor structure Learning goals Who is this minor for? How to register? Minor description An airport operates in a competitive, dynamic, complex, and unpredictable environment. Development and growth of any large airport is to a large extent determined by its ability to balance business realities, long-term expansion requirements, and environmental and social demands. The minor Airport of the Future is oriented to those engineering students who would like to understand how airports are designed, planned and operated in such a complex and uncertain environment. The issues confronting airports, both at the operational and strategic level, are truly multi-disciplinary in nature. The minor Airport of the Future is able to cover the entire multidisciplinary field of airport development, planning and operation through clustering of knowledge from various branches of science and technology available within the TU Delft. The minor focuses on the actual problems that can arise in airport design and operation, and on the practical effective ways to deal with them. Theory and methodology appear only to the extent that they are relevant and useful. Participating students need no specific experience or skills to successfully complete the minor. The domain of airport design, planning and operation involves a wide range of disciplines. By harnessing all of TU Delft’s expertise in the domain of airport development and operation, the full range of aspects can be covered within the minor in a comprehensive and coherent manner, including airport landside accessibility issues (CEG), passenger and baggage flows in an airport terminal (IDE), airside issues (AE) and logistics (TPM). Students participating in the minor will be exposed to the full array of multi-disciplinary issues, and will be part of a multi-disciplinary team, working together to produce “total solutions” for the key airport issues. In this sense, the minor Airport of Future provides an appealing opportunity to look beyond the boundaries of their own discipline. Minor structure The Minor (30EC) is composed of the following courses: Air Transportation (3EC) Airport Planning, Design and Operations (4 EC) Logistics 2 (5 EC) Landside accessibility of Airports (6 EC) Strategic Planning for Airport Systems (6 EC) Designing an Airport (6 EC) The minor code is LR-Mi-167-year TPM students who follow this minor will do the course AE1110-I Introduction to Aerospace Engineering I instead of Locgistics 2. TPM students need to registrer for the exam with course code AE1110-M. Learning goals After successful completion of the minor program “Airport of the Future”, a student must be able to: Demonstrate understanding of the system concepts that address the technological, operational, logistic, economic, regulatory, safety, security and environmental problems associated with the development of airports. Implement and integrate regulatory requirements and adopted international airport design standards Understand and deconstruct the complex interrelationships and interactions among airport capacity, airport demand, policy changes, investments, and environmental issues and the effects that changes in any of these can have on airport profits and performance Structure and formulate problems related to the design of airport airside and landside facilities and logistic processes Deploy computer simulation software packages and information management systems used in industry in the planning and design of airports in order to generate and synthesize the information needed to support the decision making process Creatively solve problems in airport design, planning and operation Make informed tradeoffs among conflicting objectives and requirements of the various airport stakeholders and policy makers Judge the right balance between economic, environmental and social interests in sustainable airport development. Communicate, report and operate effectively as a member of a (multi-disciplinary) team Who is this minor for? The minor Airport Development is designed for all TU Delft students, and students from Leiden and Rotterdam in the following programs: Econometrics and Operational Research (EUR), Informatics & Economy, Molecular Science & Technology, Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics. How to register? The registration for a minor takes place in two periods via OSIRIS. For more information about registration and application click below. Read More P.C. (Paul) Roling +31152785132 P.C.Roling@tudelft.nl 0 Brochure
ArchineeringThe minor Archineering focuses on materialisation as an essential part of any design product. In a number of intense and hands-on prototyping exercises more insight in the personal design process and integration of technology and design will be acquired in this minor. More experienced designer students will be able to improve themselves on specific aspects like Digital Fabrication and 3D printing. Students new in the field of architecture will explore and discover the fun of designing, sometimes even scale 1:1. Language: English Participating institutions: Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment Maximum participants: 30 Education methods: Design projects, workshops and research Selection minor: Yes, admissible TU Delft students will be selected based on their BSc programme to achieve an even interdisciplinary group. For whom? BSc students from TU Delft: all faculties. BSc students from Leiden University and Erasmus University: this minor is not open to students from Leiden University and Erasmus University. BSc students from other Dutch universities: students who would like to improve their design skills and delve deeper into the materialisation of their designs are asked to provide a small portfolio and CV to establish whether they have sufficient design skills and the right frame of reference. BSc students from HBO: HBO students who would like to improve their design skills and delve deeper into the materialisation of their designs are asked to provide a small portfolio and CV to establish whether you have sufficient design skills and the right frame of reference. This minor consists of 2 quarters (both of 15 ECs); each with a separate content. For students of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment TU Delft it is possible to follow either just quarter 1 or just quarter 2, or to follow both quarter 1 and 2. For all other students who are admissible to this minor, it is only possible to follow either quarter 1, or both quarter 1 and 2. Please be aware that each quarter has a separate minor code. If you would like to follow both quarter 1 and 2, you should register for both minor codes in Osiris. Archineering Quarter 1 Archineering Quarter 2 Minor code: BK-MI-203 What will you learn? In this minor you will work on a series of short design tasks and will learn to: foster design results, in which the relation between design and materialisation is a key theme; translate a design task in a complete and working draft proposal within 2 weeks; explore construction, climate design, digital manufacturing and detailing, and be able to experiment with these design aspects in your own design project; build, test and develop several prototypes and models on different information and scale levels. Course overview The programme consists of one course of 15 ECs. Archineering 1 (BK7460-13) For course descriptions, please visit the study guide . Minor code: BK-MI-204 What will you learn? In this minor you will work on one research & design task and will learn to: foster design results, in which the relation between design and materialisation is a key theme; translate a design task in a complete and technically engineered proposal; do research on the technology aspects: construction, climate design, digital manufacturing and detailing, and be able to experiment with these aspects in your own design project; build, test and develop several prototypes and models on different information levels and scale levels; Course overview The programme consists of one course of 15 ECs. Archineering 2 (BK7461) For course descriptions, please visit the study guide . Contact Ir. Roel van de Pas R.R.J.vandePas@tudelft.nl Students about this minor: "I really liked the fact that the first part of the minor consisted of many small design tasks; I was amazed I could produce so much in such a short time!" "With every assignment, I noticed it was easier to design." "I enjoyed learning so much more about the design process!" " After all the small assignments in Archineering//1, the nice thing was, you could totally deepen one subject to max in a large research & design assignment in Archineering//2." “By actually making something 1:1, you need to force yourself to understand it 100%, otherwise you can not construct it …” Register for this minor
Architecture Presentation - Visions ReviewedDuring this minor, students will develop understanding of spatial design as the creation and communication of narratives. Through a sequence of (re)presentation exercises, students develop skills to produce and present, inspiring and relevant imagery to convey the stories behind projects. This exploration is first guided by the study of existing plans and continues with the (re)presentation and development of students’ own designs. Minor code: BK-MI-198 Language : English Participating Faculties: Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment Maximum participants : 30 Education methods : workshops, lectures, presentations, one to one assistances Selection minor: Yes, admissible TU Delft students will be selected based on their BSc programme to achieve an even interdisciplinary group. During the second quarter of the first semester, three integrated courses for a total of 15 ECTS, make up the minor Architectural Presentations. Throughout these courses students explore a range of (re)presentation tools and techniques. The first four weeks consist of a series of one-week exercises; Pecha Kucha style presentation, Conceptual Modelling, Imaginative Drawing and Poster Design. Through lectures and workshops, students are stimulated to make, envision and experiment intensively. They will develop skills and understanding of how ideas behind projects are conveyed in an inspiring and insightful way. Case study projects will feed the Pecha Kucha presentations (Presenting Project facts). From there, students will develop their own narratives through modelling and drawing workshops, finalized by a Poster design (Presenting Project Visions). In the second part of the minor students will translate their conceptual design into a storyline and -board to produce a moving image in a medium of choice - e.g. drawings, models or footage (Presenting Project Prospects). This exercise in filmmaking stresses the value of approaching spatial plans as narratives; of the relationship between narrator and viewer, the aspect of time and movement, of the relationships between different scales and perspectives. The total process, is constantly documented and reflected upon in a personal online page. For whom? BSc students from TU Delft: BSc programme of Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences and Industrial Design. BSc students from Leiden University and Erasmus University: this is minor is not open to students from Leiden University. For students from Erasmus University only students from specific BSc programmes can participate (see: www.minors.tudelft.nl BSc students from other Dutch universities with an interest in spatial design and presentation techniques, are asked to provide a portfolio and motivation letter to establish whether they have sufficient design skills and the right frame of reference. BSc students from HBO with an interest in spatial design and presentation techniques are asked to provide a portfolio and motivation letter to establish whether they have sufficient design skills and the right frame of reference. What will you learn? After finishing this minor, you are able to: unite the storyline and representational products of an architectural project; generate inspiring design ideas through conceptual models and drawings; generate a storyline and storyboard to communicate a design idea; create a poster conveying the character of a design in an inspiring/clear way. present following a given format in a clear and evoking way (Pecha Kucha-style). translate a storyline into a short film through drawing, filming, modelling, writing and/or editing). document and reflect on your working process through an online blog. Course overview The minor is offered in the second quarter and consists of three courses with a total of 15 ECs. Note that the three sub-courses are highly integrated thus, taking courses separately is not recommended. All three courses continue during the ten weeks of the Minor. Presenting Project Facts (BK7140): 3 ECs Presenting Project Visions (BK7141): 3 ECs Presenting Project Prospects (BK7142): 9 ECs For course descriptions, please visit the study guide . Contact Mieke Vink M.G.Vinkemail@example.com Peter Koorstra P.A.Koorstra@tudelft.nl Register for this minor
Bend and BreakIn deze minor ga je aan de slag met ontwerpproblemen voor dragende constructies en kritische onderdelen uit weg- en rail infrastructuur, en leer je over specifieke eigenschappen van primaire en gerecyclede bouwmaterialen.
Biomedical EngineeringAlways wondered how technology can improve health care?
The minor emphasizes the relation between medicine and engineering. Lectures, also from physicians, and exercises will highlight the recent developments.