Thematic minor overview

A+BEArchitecture and the Built EnvironmentMST
Moluciular Science & TechnologyMEMechanical Engineering
CEGCivil EngineeringMT
Marine Technology
IDE
Industrial Design EngineeringAESApplied Earth Science
EE
Electrical EngineeringTBTechnology, Policy and ManagementLDE
Leiden, Delft, Erasmus
CT
Clinical TechnologyCSEComputer Science EngineeringLD
Leiden, Delft
AEAerospace EngineeringApplied PhysicsApplied PhysicsEUR
Erasmus University Rotterdam
LST
Life Science & TechnologyAMApplied MathematicsVU
VU University Amsterdam

 

 

Note: Are you a EUR or LEI student and have you selected a minor from the TU Delft list? If so, first look at the admission options in the EUR and LEI matrix.

Here you will find a detailed list of the minors offered 2018-2019.

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Archineering

The minor Archineering focuses on two main issues: technology as an essential part of any design product and making explicit the design process. Just like an athlete can train to become a master, a designer can train the design process. By training designing, engineering and prototyping in a number of short exercises and explicitly studying and reflecting on the design process, more insight in the personal design process and integration of technology and design will be acquired in this minor. Language: English Participating institutions: Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment Maximum participants: 30 Education methods: Design projects, excursions, workshops, building analysis, research For whom? This course is open to any Bachelor student who wants to delve deeper into the materialisation and engineering of their design plans, improve their design skills, and get more insight in the design process. Students from every (design) faculty at TU Delft should have received the adequate knowledge prior to entering this minor. Also, students from other universities or in HBO education can apply for the minor. In this case a portfolio and CV is asked, to check if design skills and frame of reference are sufficient. This minor consists of 2 quarters (both of 15 ECs); each with 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-203-18 What will you learn? In this minor, you will learn to: foster design results, in which the relation between design and technology is a key theme; formulate, use and develop a guiding theme to strengthen the coherence within your design project on all scale levels; translate a design task in a complete and technically engineered draft proposal within 2 weeks; do research on the technology aspects: construction, climate design, digital manufacturing and detailing, and be able to experiment with the design tools you find in your own design project; analyse buildings and compare them on various generic architectural aspects, to translate this in diagrams and to apply these as design tools in your own design process; build, test and develop several prototypes and models on different information levels; make the generic elements of the design process explicit and use these to reflect on your own design process. 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-204-18 What will you learn? In this minor, you will learn to: foster design results, in which the relation between design and technology is a key theme; formulate, use and develop a guiding theme to strengthen the coherence within your design project on all scale levels; translate a design task in a complete and technically engineered draft proposal within 2 weeks; do research on the technology aspects: construction, climate design, digital manufacturing and detailing, and be able to experiment with the design tools you find in your own design project; analyse buildings and compare them on various generic architectural aspects, to translate this in diagrams and to apply these as design tools in your own design process; build, test and develop several prototypes and models on different information levels; make the generic elements of the design process explicit and use these to reflect on your own design process. 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 Reviewed

The focus of this minor is the study of presentation techniques related to creative, visionary, and spatial projects. Case projects will be studied, re-presented and re-interpreted using a variety of techniques. The presentations will make urban, architectural, and landscape design concepts clear and imaginable. The presentation style will radiate the specific character of the design case project. During this minor, you will be able to experiment and practice a lot. The main goal is to develop a rich and various set of presentation skills. Minor code: BK-MI-198-18 Language : English Participating Faculties: Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment Maximum participants : 45 Education methods : Design projects, workshops, lectures and portfolio This minor will be held in the second quarter of the first semester and is comprised of three related courses with a total of 15 ECs. The minor can be studied as a stand-alone part, while it also combines very well with other Architecture and Landscape Architecture related 15 ECs minors that are held during the first quarter of the semester. The minor focuses on analytical, expressive and reflective presentation skills. A number of remarkable case projects will be provided. Students work in small groups to analyse and develop individual skills, resulting in group presentations to represent and develop the project features. Not only the physical aspects of the project will be studied, but also style, societal context, ideas and ideals, and ethics and aesthetics. The three sub-courses all relate to the chosen case projects. The 3 ECs courses focus on presenting factual aspects and poetic or conceptual aspects of the projects. These courses serve as preparation to the larger 9 ECs course, in which you can choose your own course components. For example, you can choose to focus on photography, text, drawings or models, either by hand or in digital forms. This allows you to develop your skills in your own preferred ways, while you contribute to the combined final project exhibition. For whom? This minor is open to bachelor students of TU Delft interested in spatial design, the built environment, and presentation techniques. Students from other universities and HBO students with in interest in spatial design, the built environment, and presentation techniques are also welcome (for example Academie van Bouwkunst, Landschapskunde, Stedenbouw, Architectuur Geschiedenis, WUR Landschapsarchitectuur en Ruimtelijke Planning). For students who are not from TU Delft, Leiden University, or Erasmus University Rotterdam, a separate selection procedure applies. After applying as described on the minor website you will receive an e-mail in which you will be asked to submit a portfolio and CV. After receiving your portfolio, you will be informed whether you are officially enrolled or not. What will you learn? After finishing this minor, you are able to: analyse and eloquently present a design project; visually present difficult concepts to an audience; research and develop comparisons metaphors and diagrams to clarify difficult concepts; compose images to illustrate concepts and ideas; communicate using models, images, schemes, technical drawings and infographics; make use of appropriate physical modelling techniques, materials, tools and instruments; express a project in either VR / AR / physical models / images or collages / text and in an exhibition; apply some enhanced imaging and modelling techniques, making scale models (choices in scale, material, colour, abstraction and detailing); apply various manufacturing techniques and photogrammetry. Course overview The minor is offered in the second quarter and consists of three courses with a total of 15 ECs. 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 Dr.ir. Martijn Stellingwerff M.C.Stellingwerff@tudelft.nl Peter Koorstra P.A.Koorstra@tudelft.nl Register for this minor

Cities, Migration & Socio-Spatial Inequality

International migration flows create a large array of integration challenges (language, education, employment, housing, social cohesion) in cities and neighbourhoods. Increasing population diversity coincides with growing socio-economic deprivation and patterns of socio-spatial segregation. Deepening divides and growing social inequality within and between cities and neighbourhoods are generally considered as undesirable and harmful towards life opportunities and social mobility of individual people. Increasing diversity also triggers questions in relation to national and urban identities, and even identities of neighbourhoods. This is reflected in the rise of populist parties and movements across Europe. Minor code: BK-MI-193-18 Language: English Participating institutions: Faculty of Architecture and the Built, Faculty of Social Sciences (Erasmus University Rotterdam), and the Faculty of Humanities (Leiden University) Maximum participants: 35 Education methods: Interactive lectures, literature review paper, research and strategy design (project team work), site visits, and interviews with professionals. Consequences of social inequality and diversity manifest themselves on the level of cities and neighbourhoods. These consequences pose challenges to the planning, (re)design and management of neighbourhoods, in particular housing, public space, and facilities. Consider for example the management and restructuring of declining urban neighbourhoods, redevelopment of vacant office buildings into temporary shelters, and (re)design of public space in ‘super-diverse’ areas. Such challenges cannot be solved with just design and engineering approaches. Understanding the intricate nature of socio-spatial inequality, migration and diversity in cities and neighbourhoods, and being able to develop planning, design and governance strategies requires a multi-, inter- or even trans-disciplinary perspective. This encompasses knowledge of international trends and developments, as well as geographical, sociological, planning and public administration perspectives on social inequality, spatial justice, migration, identity and diversity, their impact on urban and neighbourhood life, urban and neighbourhood design and their policy implications. For whom? This minor is open to bachelor students of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built environment, but also to bachelor students from the Faculty of Technology, Policy, and Management, the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, and the Faculty of Civil Engineering. Students from Public Administration and Sociology at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam may also apply, as well as interested students with backgrounds in human geography or urban planning (Amsterdam, Nijmegen, Utrecht), urban sociology (Amsterdam, Utrecht), and public administration (Leiden). This minor caters to the one-year LDE master specialisation ‘Governance of Migration and Diversity’ which is a co-operation between TU Delft, Leiden University and Erasmus University Rotterdam. This minor is intended for students who are highly motivated to develop an interdisciplinary perspective on socio-spatial inequality, spatial justice, migration, diversity, identity, and spatial design. You must have a passion for social scientific research and combine a strong academic curiosity with a determination to apply interdisciplinary knowledge in real-life situations of complex urban planning and design cases in the Netherlands. What will you learn? The CMSI-minor enables students to: develop an interdisciplinary perspective on socio-spatial inequality, spatial justice, migration, identity and diversity, including urban geography, sociology, urban planning and design, and public administration; acquire a methodological understanding which is essential to correctly analyse socio-spatial inequality, spatial justice, migration, identity and diversity and their consequences on various spatial levels; create (strategic) plans with socio-spatial strategies for intervention; assess the planning, governance and design implications of socio-spatial inequality, migration and diversity at the urban and neighbourhood level. The minor offers two additional (facultative) sessions that will offer students hands-on support with the writing and presenting elements in the minor, and will train students in presenting their review paper or project report. Course overview The programme consists of three interconnected courses with a total of 15 ECs and takes place in the first quarter. CMSI Lecture Series and Review Paper (BK7470): 6 ECs CMSI Collaborative Project ‘Tackling Spatial Inequality and Diversity’ (BK7471): 6 ECs CMSI Engaging with Practice (BK7472): 3 ECs For course descriptions, please visit the study guide . Contact Dr. Reinout Kleinhans R.J.Kleinhans@tudelft.nl Register for this minor

Companies and innovation: economical, ethical, juridical and safety perspectives

Contents Companies are not isolated entities but are embedded in a social context with multiple demands, restrictions and opportunities. Firstly, there are the markets a company is operating in, where the laws of economics rule: supply and demand, investment, financing and marketing. Secondly, there are restrictions (and opportunities!) set by the enforced rules of the law. This is how society puts demands on the entrepreneur. For instance, the legislator demands there is competition and price arrangements are forbidden. Thirdly, there are considerations regarding safety or security and risk, that is, the safety (or security) of the product(s) the company produces, but also the safety of the workers involved in the production process and environmental safety. Finally, current opinions about what is ‘good’ and ‘immoral’ determine the company’s ethical playfield. A successful, innovative company is able to connect the playfields of market, law, ethics and safety. In this Minor we will look specifically at technological innovation within companies and the social factors and restrictions surrounding these. Insight into these viewpoints is important to make sensible decisions and to be able to design products that are both technologically and socially relevant and acceptable. The aim of the Minor 'Companies and innovation' is to offer students insight into how economics, law, ethics and safety and risk considerations impact technological developments and innovation as well as responsibilities of companies. This focus on important social issues such as safety and security, ethics and economics (corporate social responsibility and risk-conscious innovation) make the minor relevant, attractive and challenging for enterprising students, students interested in the management of organizations and for students wishing to overall broaden their horizon. More information Drs. ing. E.O. de Groot (Eelco) +31 (0)15 278 96 83 e.o.degroot@tudelft.nl Faculteit Techniek, Bestuur en Management Dr. F.W. Guldenmund (Frank) +31 (0)15 278 24 88 f.w.guldenmund@tudelft.nl Faculteit Techniek, Bestuur en Management What do you learn? The main objectives of the minor are: Understand and apply the basic building blocks of (corporate) business administration (Management, Finance/Marketing, Logistics, Production); Analyse organizational business processes, i.e. to be able to identify relevant organisational, technological and market factors that influence innovation, their success and failure; Provide a broad juridical framework within which technological innovative products can be framed and judged; Analyse and manage risk and safety (or security) issues that organizations have to deal with, e.g. product safety, occupational health and safety (OHS), privacy, etc.; Reflect on corporate responsibility of (innovative) companies from an ethical perspective; Apply knowledge and insight from course modules in a realistic business game; Study social responsible, technological innovation within a company through a case study; i.e. develop, write and present a business plan to an expert panel for an innovative product including market and business-economic analyses, pertinent juridical considerations, risk analyses and ethical reflections. Additionally, the minor provides students with: A broad view on economical, juridical, ethical-philosophical and safe boundary conditions (within as well as outside a corporation) that provide limitations as well as incentives for innovation by companies; Cooperation, communication and practical skills to work in an interdisciplinary team together on a solid business plan for an innovative product of their own choice; A basis for responsible entrepreneurship; Encounter various experts in the field of safety and risk, economics/ business, marketing, innovation/ invention, etc. Overview subjects Foundations of Business Administration (2 ECTS) (Q1) Business economics, choice of technique and innovation (5 ECTS) (Q1) Responsible management of risk and safety (5 ECTS) (Q1) Technology and law (5 ECTS) (Q2) Technology, Innovation and ethics for companies (3 ECTS) (Q2) Business game (4 ECTS) (Q1 + Q2) Integration course, incl. foundations (6 ECTS) (Q1 + Q2) Example previous case studies SaveWave, a portable flare for windsurfers Easyserve, a self-stabilising serving tray Callcase, integrated earplugs for a mobile phone Measalt, a salt mill to handle salt daily doses Bambox, a foldable lunchbox of sustainable materials Bikefinder, identify your bike with a wireless key Pullbin, a bin within which garbage can be pressed firmly together Bike-evolution, a crankcase lock and remote identification for e-bikes For whom? Enterprising and creative students, students interested in the management of organizations and for students wishing to overall broaden their horizon. NB. Some courses (Integration course, Business game) of this Minor are taught in Dutch.

Delta Expert, Water for the Future

As a “Delta Expert”, you’ll know about what is going on in the field of water studies across the globe. You’ll not only learn about the Dutch Delta Programme, but also about other deltas in the world. You’ll undertake a field trip to neighbouring countries and gain a broad knowledge base. Together with water experts, you’ll study hydraulic structures, water treatment and water resources management from an interdisciplinary perspective. You’ll get to design and build your own measuring sensor that focuses on a typical feature of water, and you’ll finish the minor with a research project of your choice. Minor code: CT-MI-166 Language: English For students from: All TU Delft BSc students National and international students who wish to learn about water issues or specialise in water issues at a later stage Max. Participants: 35 What you will learn? student experience Courses in the minor Register Through introductory courses, you’ll learn about a wide variety of disciplines relating to water issues. Through excursions and by talking to experts, you’ll learn about key water-related issues. You’ll learn about measuring water characteristics and will get to make your own measurement device. In the research project, you’ll gain in depth-knowledge on a topic of your choice. "In this minor, you can choose your own research topic. I liked the fact that this was the first time that I did a research project to get results, not a mark. Several experts offered their expertise. I was really lucky that I was able to do research in Zambia and I had the opportunity to publish the results in an article." Bart van Osnabrugge Challanges Do you know how often water has been drunk before you drink it? Do you know why the Dutch river problem lies in Germany? What can we learn from the Mississippi Delta? Study guide See the digital Study guide for a list of courses and their contents. Register? Visit minors.tudelft.nl Contact Ir. Wim Luxemburg +31 (0)15 27 85717 w.m.j.luxemburg@tudelft.nl Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences Room: 4.81.1 Dr. Ir. Matthieu de Schipper +31 (0)15 27 89220 m.a.deschipper@tudelft.nl Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences Department of Watermanagement Video Measuring Water on TUDelft TV Introduction video about this minor Lecturer Rolf Hut in 'De wereld leert door' Measuring Water

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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
-Security, Safety and Justice (LDE)
-Sailing Yachts