Thematic minor overview
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
LDE Leiden, Delft, Erasmus LD Leiden, Delft EUR Erasmus University Rotterdam VU Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
This overview is valid for Academic Year 2021-2022
The admission matrix for 2022-2023 is not yet known. This will be published in March 2022.
The old admission matrix (2021-2022) for TU Delft students can be found here (and here for LEI - EUR students).
On this page you will find a list of minors that will be offered during the 2021-2022 academic year. The offer for 2022-2023 will be available in March 2022.
RoboticsIn the Robotics minor the students will learn how to build a robot for a customer in a multidisciplinary team. The first quarter focusses on the theory by following courses. In the second quarter the students will build the robot and show it to the public and customer.
Security, Safety & Justice (LD)Contents of this minor How do we protect our society against terrorism? Can we secure the complex world of cyberspace? Are self-driving cars safe enough? Who is responsible if something goes wrong? How do we balance surveillance and privacy? The media pays attention to these questions with regard to safety, security and justice every day, so it is not surprising the topic deserves academic attention as well. This minor will provide you with the basic academic knowledge to understand the background of these questions better. The emphasis in the minor lies on the security element. The minor SSJ enables you to broaden your horizon regarding security-related topics in society. The knowledge base that this minor offers to analyse security-related topics is multidisciplinary, and centres around three broad academic themes, which are connected to specific academic fields: Security Safety Justice Security covers a broad range of research fields encompassing criminology, antiterrorism studies, and security management; the safety theme contributes via insights from risk management; and justice provides important concepts from legal studies, history and philosophy. Knowledge of essential concepts from all of these fields is necessary to understand and analyse today’s security and safety issues. This unique blend of knowledge from social and technical sciences allows students of the minor SSJ to address and analyse current-day security-related topics. To provide this broad spectrum of knowledge to students TU Delft and Leiden University set up a cooperation. Leiden University primarily contributes with knowledge from the fields of public administration and legal and antiterrorism studies. TU Delft contributes in the areas of risk analysis and risk management, technology assessment, and system analyses. What do you learn? The minor SSJ gives insight into security issues you read about in the newspaper: terrorist threats, criminality, integrated security and stability. Basic knowledge and research techniques are acquired centered around three themes: security, safety, and justice. The insights and analyses are applied to current topics, for example in the transport sector, critical infrastructure, and cyber security. After completion of the minor, students will be able to: Recognize safety, security and justice aspects in contemporary issues, and be able to synthesize scientific arguments for their presence. Form an opinion on SSJ issues, which is grounded in scientific analysis and argumentation. Apply basic analytical techniques to contemporary SSJ issues. These techniques include: system analysis, risk analysis and perpetrator analysis. Assess the value of scientific publications and use them in the analysis of SSJ issues, and be able to find publications that give deeper insight in these contemporary issues. Recognize the role that SSJ issues have in their own study major, describe this role and explain it to others. Brochure Handbook 2021-2022 More information For your questions about registration at TU Delft: email@example.com . For your questions about registration at Leiden University: firstname.lastname@example.org . K.L.L. van Nunen (TU Delft) +31 15 27 83264 K.L.L.vanNunen@tudelft.nl Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management Dr. A. Bartolucci (Leiden University) email@example.com Minor code: WM-Mi-099 Language: English Access: All Maximum number of participants 60 Overview subjects The minor consists of 6 courses of 5 ECTS each and takes place during the first semester. The semester is divided into two blocks of eight weeks each. In every block, three courses are taught. The courses: Topics of Law & Security (Leiden University) Researching Crisis and Security Management (Leiden University) Security & Organisation (TU Delft) Security & Technology (TU Delft) Terrorism & Counterterrorism (Leiden University) Security Integration Project (TU Delft) The central theme in the minor is the prevention of harm caused by uncertain events (incidents). In our complex society, many things can go wrong, and specific groups in society have often gone to great lengths to make such events less likely or less catastrophic and knowledge about risk management has emerged. Think for example about aviation safety and security. Knowledge can be gained from these domains to understand how security problems can be approached. In other domains, safety and security issues and particularly potential protective mechanisms are still heavily debated. For instance, is the police allowed to hack criminals? The minor covers both incidents caused unintentionally (safety, such as accidents) and incidents caused intentionally (security, such as terrorist attacks). The question is not only how such harm can be prevented (such as by reducing the number of incidents or their impact), but also what side-effects such measures may have, and under which conditions these measures are acceptable or not. The minor covers the following lenses from which SSJ can be studied: Risk management. The Security & Organisation course provides a (mathematical) framework for reasoning about probabilities, frequencies, impact etc. of events (together known as risk), methods for assessing risk, and psychological views plus a management cycle for dealing with such events in organisations. Research methods. The Researching Crisis and Security Management and Security Integration Project courses cover available methods for scientific study of safety and security issues and associated dilemmas, in terms of for example small numbers of events and secrecy. Law. The Law & Security course investigates the relation between law and security, in particular the tension between security (preventing crimes) and basic human rights. Social sciences. The Terrorism & Counterterrorism course zooms in on terrorists and their motives and behaviour as a source of risk, and how counterterrorism can help reduce the success of attacks. Ethics / Science and Technology Studies. The Security & Technology course focuses on the role of technological developments in safety and security, in particular the assessment of potential safety and security issues of new technologies. The different perspectives are integrated in the Security Integration Project. For whom? The minor is multidisciplinary in nature, and is taught by lecturers from both the Faculty of Governance & Global Affairs at Campus The Hague, and from the Faculty of Technology, Policy & Management of TU Delft. The courses take place in The Hague and Delft, respectively. When admitting students, priority will be given to bachelor students from Leiden University, TU Delft and a limited number of students from Erasmus University Rotterdam. If there are still places available, students from other universities will also be admitted. The minor enables students to broaden their horizon, working together on security-related topics with colleagues from other universities. Register for this minor
Spaces of DisplayDuring this interiors minor, students design a (small) exhibition space with a fully detailed fragment of the building or interior. The minor consists of two quarters, each divided into two separate courses: The Design project and the Tools course. Language : English Participating institutions : Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment Maximum participants: 25 Education methods: Design project, excursion, lectures and workshops Selection minor: Yes, admissible TU Delft students will be selected based on their BSc programme to achieve an even interdisciplinary group. During the first quarter, students design a small space for a carefully selected artefact and its users at a specific location in a city (Spaces of Display 1). The Tools Course (Tools for Spaces of Display 1) focuses on specific skills that contribute to a coherent design project. Students learn how to work within the complex combination of these 'tools'. Various workshops and lectures focus on the position of the designer, the relationship to the city, the design of a space within the field of the exhibition branch, and the analysis of reference projects based on relevant themes. Based on a thorough analysis of the location in the city, the choice is made for the artefact/product and a specific user group. This allows the possibility to explore the full range of related interventions. During the second quarter, students design and build a fragment of the building on different scale levels (1:10/1:5 and sometimes even 1:1) based on the outcome of their space or display (or that of a fellow student) designed in Q1. This design project (Spaces of Display 2) runs parallel to a Tool course (Tools for Spaces of Display 2). The workshops and lectures in this quarter make a substantial contribution to the theme of the project. 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 minor is not open to students from Leiden University and Erasmus University. BSc students from other Dutch universities: this minor is not open to students from other Dutch universities. BSc students from HBO: students from HBO institutions (Architecture or Industrial Design) are asked to provide a letter of motivation to establish whether you have 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. Spaces of Display Quarter 1 Spaces of Display Quarter 2 Minor code: BK-MI-209 What will you learn? At the end of Q1 you will: have acquired knowledge, insights and skills in the domains of architectural and interior design, analysis, and presentation; have the skill to establish the connection between idea, function and material elaboration of a small scale design; have knowledge of different cultural and social conditions, and awareness of their implication and effects on architecture and the interior; be able to develop a consistent architectonic / interior design. This covers the materialisation of the overall space as well as the design of a lighting scheme; have developed abilities in the targeted analysis of design precedents and the effective representation and communication of findings, using various representation techniques as well as digital and physical models. Course overview Spaces of Display 1 (BK7064) (Design project - 10 ECs) Tools for Spaces of Design 1 (BK7066) (Lectures/ analysis/workshops - 5 ECs) For course descriptions, please visit the study guide . Minor code: BK-MI-210 What will you learn? At the end of Q2 you will: have the skill to establish the connection between idea, function and material elaboration of a fragment of the building / interior; have acquired knowledge, insights and skills in the domains of furniture / interior design, analysis and presentation; have developed abilities in the targeted analysis of design precedents and the effective representation and communication of findings, using various representation techniques as well as digital and physical models; be able to develop a consistent fragment. This covers the materialisation of the object itself as well as the detailed scale; the processing of technical and aesthetic aspects plays an essential part in this. Course overview Spaces of Display 2 (BK7065) (Design project - 10 ECs) Tools for Spaces of Design 2 (BK7067) (Lectures/ analysis/workshops – 5 ECs) For course descriptions, please visit the study guide . Contact Ir. Leontine de Wit L.M.M.deWit@tudelft.nl Students about this minor: “Spaces of Display is a full semester of taking a closer look at exhibition design. For me, zooming in on the details was something new, different but most of all very inspiring. To top it off, we designed our own exhibition at the end of the course in which we could put everything we had learned into practice. It was great to see everyone’s reactions to our design at the exhibition opening!" - Julia van der Ploeg “As an architecture student, the minor adds a new level of detail to the knowledge we have. It’s a creative and inspiring minor and the opportunity it gives to work something out in 1:1 scale challenges you in a fun and interesting way.” - Renzo Westerbeek Register for this minor Please note: additional registration requirements at the bottom of the page
Spatial Computing in Architectural DesignThe new generation of architects will be expected to improve the quality and the performance of existing and new buildings in face of new environmental, social and economic challenges, such as providing affordable quality houses at a mass scale. This often requires formulating and solving multi-disciplinary design and decision-making problems in a collaborative setting. However, the fundamental question is: “How do we know if our interventions or designs will yield better results?” In other words, can we model, analyse, simulate, and evaluate the functioning of buildings? How can we improve the sustainability, affordability, and quality of buildings in quantifiable ways, and validate our design assumptions? To effectively deal with complex multi-disciplinary problems, computational approaches need to be utilized to structure and/or automate analysis, synthesis & evaluation procedures required for optimization and systematic decision-making in the design process. The minor Spatial Computing offers a set of courses providing the fundamentals of computing in spatial (geometrical, topological, and/or graph theoretical) design and decision-making. This minor consists of a computational design studio and a course on computational simulations, both of which cover the applied mathematics and computation topics necessary for algorithmic design, modelling, analysis, simulation, and evaluation of buildings. Spatial Computing in Architectural Design is about formulating and solving spatial design problems in architecture. It involves developing computational procedures and models for the formulation of design requirements and rules, algorithmic generation of designs, analysis, simulation, and evaluation of building performance for design optimization of buildings. The aim is to logically deduce the design based on functional requirements and environmental considerations using generative design methods and collective intelligence. For whom? BSc students from TU Delft: BSc programme of Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences, Technology, Policy & Management, Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Civil Engineering, Industrial Design, Mechanical Engineering, Marine Technology, Aerospace Engineering and Applied Physics. BSc students from Leiden University and Erasmus University: this minor is open to students from a few specific BSc programmes of Leiden University and Erasmus University. For the exact BSc programmes from Leiden University and Erasmus University with which you can apply for this minor please check www.minors.tudelft.nl . BSc students from other Dutch universities & BSc students from HBO: students interested in rational and collaborative approaches to design as well as mathematical/computational [geometric] modelling are encouraged to enrol. Prior knowledge of mathematics and computer science (basic Linear Algebra, Calculus, and Python programming) is appreciated but is not considered a prerequisite; eagerness for learning is more important. Interest in game development would be very relevant and appreciated. What will you learn? You will learn to systematically design and underpin the decisions made for designing a complex building project. Specifically: to formulate a program of requirements based on the needs of a client; to use basic spatial mathematical constructs in architectural design and simulation; to perform spatial data visualization using existing software tools or programming; to distinguish and identify data modelling, analysis, simulation, evaluation and optimization methods; to utilize simulation in architectural design; to show by analytic models or simulations how a design is supposed to work; to compare design or decision alternatives according to evaluation criteria; and, to formulate design problems and draft algorithms for procedural design. Course overview The 15 ECs minor Spatial Computing consists of two courses and takes place in the second quarter. These courses introduce the essential mathematics and fundamentals of computing in spatial (geometrical, topological, and/or graph theoretical) algorithmic design, simulations, and evaluation in the context of a design challenge and a series of assignments. Both courses include lectures and hands-on [programming] workshops, group-study, and seminars. For the seminars, experts on specific topics will be invited to broaden the scope of students. Virtual Reality and Rapid-Prototyping facilities will be available for experimentation to all students on demand. The computational design studio will involve work on an architectural design challenge (urban housing) and practice design in groups. Computational Design Studio ( BK7083 ): 9 ECs Computational Simulations ( BK7084 ): 6 ECs The minor Spatial Computing runs in Q2 (November-January) and amounts to 15 ECTS of educational workload. For the Q1(September-October) you can take a total of 15-16 ECTS Self-Composed Minor , next to other options mentioned on this website you can consider choosing from the following courses: Course Code Title Responsible Instructor Degree ECTS Quarter AESB1311 Linear Algebra Dr. E Ensiz BSc 5 Q1-Q2 AM1020 Kaleidoscope Drs. I.A.M. Goddijn BSc 6 Q1 AM1030 Linear Algebra 1 Dr. J.A.M. de Groot BSc 6 Q1 For course descriptions, please visit the study guide . Contact: Dr. Pirouz Nourian firstname.lastname@example.org Contact Prof.dr.ir. Sevil Sariyildiz I.S.Sariyildiz@tudelft.nl Dr. Pirouz Nourian P.Nourian@tudelft.nl Register for this minor
Sustainable Urbanism - The Green-Blue CityDutch cities have to deal with urgent environmental problems. Climate change has become a visible problem in the urban environment of the Netherlands. Cities cope with heavy rainfall in short periods of time and heat stress occurs more often, even leading to more casualties. At the same time, it is clear that both the structure of our cities and their (public) spaces cannot be changed at will. They have a long term life span, creating a friction with necessary social and environmental changes. How to achieve this is the aim of this minor. Image by Erik Fecken, In: Waterplan 2 (2007-2012), Gemeente Rotterdam Used with permission of the Municipality of Rotterdam. Minor code: BK-MI-216 Language : English Participating institutions : Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment in cooperation with AMS-institute. Maximum participants: 30 Education methods: Research and design studio, lectures, workshops, excursions and study groups. Part of the course is offered as distance learning course. Selection minor: Yes, admissible TU Delft students will be selected based on their BSc programme to achieve an even interdisciplinary group. The task of the urban planner is to introduce and design sustainable urban interventions, creating future proof neighbourhoods within the framework of a green blue city. In the Sustainable Urban Design studio ‘City and Public Space’ of this minor a sustainable urban design is the main subject. In this studio the minor students will develop design proposals, in interdisciplinary teams. Focus in the studio is on concrete sustainable design exercises. The course Basic Techniques for Sustainable Urban Design will make the minor students equipped and prepared to perform well in the design studio. They will apply theory and use their knowledge background in the group design process. For whom? BSc students from TU Delft: faculty of Civil Engineering, Industrial Design and Technology, Policy & Management. This minor is not open to students from the BSc programme Architecture TU Delft . BSc exchange students of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment are admissible. BSc students from Leiden University and Erasmus University: this minor is open to students from a few specific BSc programmes of Leiden University and Erasmus University. For the exact BSc programmes from Leiden University and Erasmus University with which you can apply for this minor please check www.minors.tudelft.nl. BSc students from other Dutch universities: students with a background in urban planning, regional planning, landscape architecture, social sciences, and other studies related to the topic of climate change are asked to provide a letter of motivation to establish whether they have the right frame of reference. BSc students from HBO: HBO students with a background in urban planning, regional planning, landscape architecture, social sciences, and other studies related to the topic of climate change are asked to provide a letter of motivation to establish whether they have the right frame of reference. Course overview The programme consists of two courses of a total of 15 ECs and takes place in the second quarter. City and Public Space: Sustainable Urban Design (studio) (BK7225) 10 ECs Basic Techniques for Sustainable Urban Design (BK7215) 5 ECs For course descriptions, please visit the study guide . Contact Claudiu Forgaci C.Forgaci@tudelft.nl Students about this minor: “I’ve enjoyed creating design solutions for an assignment that is actual daily practice!” “Working on an urgent topic as climate change, creating a resilient plan for Rotterdam while using tools of urban planners, is what inspired me.” “The interaction between students with different backgrounds created additional value to the project.” “I've learned to search for possibilities!” Register for this minor
All thematic minors at TU Delft are in English, with the exception of the following minors:
- Educatie (Education)
- Ondernemerschap (Entrepreneurship): Med-Tech Based Entrepreneurship
- Ondernemerschap (Entrepreneurship): Technology Based Entrepreneurship