Thematic minor overview


On this page you will find a list of minors that will be offered during the 2022-2023 academic year.

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Airport Development Minor

(former Airport of the Future) LR-Mi-228 The minor Airport Development 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. 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 Development 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 Development 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 Development provides an appealing opportunity to look beyond the boundaries of their own discipline. Check all TU Delft minors Watch the recording of the Online Minor Event 2022 View the brochure Coordinated by the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering Selection criteria: - ECs: 30 Language: English Maximum participants: 80 Non-selection minor: Selection minor: Education period: Q1 and Q2 For Whom? BSc students from TU Delft, University of Leiden & Erasmus University Education methods: Lectures, exercises and project What will you learn? The development & operational aspects of the airport system: an airport & its associated subsystems, including airlines. Register for this minor Open registration Course overview See below Contact Contact information For whom? 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. What will you learn? After successful completion of the minor program “Airport Development”, 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 Course overview 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-228-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 register for the exam with course code AE1110-M. Register for this minor The registration for a minor takes place in two periods via OSIRIS. For more information about registration and application click below. More information about registration Contact P.C. (Paul) Roling +31152785132 P.C.Roling@tudelft.nl 0

Cities, Migration & Socio-Spatial Inequality

Cities, Migration & Socio-Spatial Inequality BK-MI-193 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. 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. Check all TU Delft minors Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment Language: English Maximum participants: 35 Participating institutions: Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Faculty of Social Sciences (Erasmus University Rotterdam), and the Faculty of Humanities (Leiden University) Non-selection minor: Selection minor: For Whom? Students who want to develop an interdisciplinary perspective on socio-spatial inequality, spatial justice, migration What will you learn? Develop an interdisciplinary perspective on socio-spatial inequality, spatial justice, migration, identity and diversity Course overview The programme consists of three interconnected courses with a total of 15 ECs and takes place in the first quarter. Education methods Interactive lectures, literature review paper, research and strategy design, site visits, and interviews with professionals. Register for this minor For registration please visit minors.tudelft.nl. Contact Contact information For whom? 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. BSc students from TU Delft: BSc programme of Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences, Civil Engineering, Technology, Policy, and Management, and Industrial Design. BSc students from Leiden University and Erasmus University: students from Public Administration and Sociology at the Erasmus University and students following the interdisciplinary bachelor programme Urban Studies at Leiden University (Faculty of Humanities). For all 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 backgrounds in human geography or urban planning (Amsterdam, Nijmegen, Utrecht) and urban sociology (Amsterdam, Utrecht). BSc students from HBO: this minor is not open to HBO students. 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 Contact Dr. Reinout Kleinhans R.J.Kleinhans@tudelft.nl

Climate Change, Adaptation and Mitigation

CT-MI-226 Climate change is arguably the most severe challenge that our planet is facing the 21st century. Human interference is perturbing the climate system through emissions of greenhouse gases, changes in aerosol concentrations and changes in land use. Climate science aims to estimate how the climate is changing in the near and more distant future and its impact on our living and build environment. Engineering solutions are required to cope with the evolving climate change impacts (adaption) and to prevent further emissions (mitigation). In addition, even more drastic solutions might be needed design to undo the already committed climate changes (climate engineering). Check all TU Delft minors Introduction to Climate Change Illustration of a cloud-brightening process by a ship that sprays salt particles into the air to reflect sunlight to slow global warming. Science Fiction or a Climate Engineering Possibility? Minor code: CT-MI-226 Language: English For students: All TU Delft BSc students as well as bachelor students from other universities with a basic background in physics and mathematics who are interested in the scientific, engineering, socio-economical and political aspects of climate change. Max. number of participans: 50 Non-selection minor: Selection minor: For Whom? All TU Delft BSc students, students from other universities with a basic background in physics and mathematics What will you learn? The multifaceted scientific, engineering, socio-economical and political aspects of climate change. Course overview Quarter 1 Quarter 2 Education methods Lectures and projects Register for this minor Visit the minor page for more information about registration Contact Contact details For whom? All TU Delft BSc students as well as batchelor students from other universities with a basic background in physics and mathematics who are interested in the scientific, engineering, socio-economical and political aspects of climate change. What will you learn During this minor you will get engaged in the multifaceted scientific, engineering, socio-economical and political aspects of climate change. From a climate science perspective, you will get an overview of the Earth’s climate system, learn how it is perturbed by human interference and discuss the consequences for the present and future climate. The impacts of climate change on humans and the build environment will be discussed: How is the delta where we live in affected by climate change through sea level rise, soil subsidence, changes in precipitation, river discharges, draughts, flooding and salt intrusion? Adaption, mitigation and climate engineering measures are a central part in this minor. Which engineering solutions (adaptations) can we design to cope with these changes? What are the possibilities and limitations of mitigation measures to meet the emission reduction requirements? And can we construct climate engineering solutions to undo the already committed climate change? Parallel to these engineering possibilities, the mitigation and adaptation options will also be analysed from an socio-economical and political perspective: how can we make engineering solutions feasible from a economical and acceptable from a social perspective. As a result, this minor will enable you to develop a broad view on climate change and its consequences and will be of great value for any specialisation later later on in your educational journey. After this minor the student: has developed a basic understanding of climate physics and climate predictions, is familiar with the different sources of uncertainties in todays’ climate predictions, and can explain the impact of climate change on humans and the natural and build environment. understands the effectiveness and limitations of climate adaptation options being considered; recognises the options to mitigate climate change, knows how to characterise them, and understands how they interact; can assess climate adaptation and mitigation measures from an economical perspective. Is able to assess the risk and probability of a certain manifestation of climate change; is able to design adaptation, mitigation and climate engineering strategies for specific cases along with political and economic implementation analyses. Course overview Quarter 1 During quarter 1 (Q1), 3 courses are offered: CT3080 The Science of Climate Change (5 EC) (4 EC lecture, 1 EC project/Assignment) CT3081 Climate Change Impact and Adaptation ( 5EC) (4 EC lecture, 1 EC project/Assignment) CT3082 Mitigation of Climate Change ( 5EC) (4 EC lecture, 1 EC project/Assignment) Quarter 2 During the first half of the 2nd quarter (Q2), 2 courses are offered: CT3083 Climate Engineering (4 EC) (3 EC lecture, 1 EC project) CT3084 Political Economy of Climate Change (5 EC) (4 EC lecture, 1 EC project) During the second half of the 2nd quarter (Q2) you will be working on you end-project (6 EC). CT3085 End-Project (6 EC) Contact Pier Siebesma Professor +31 15 27 85628 A.P.Siebesma@tudelft.nl Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences Building 23 Stevinweg 1 / PO box 5048 2628 CN Delft / 2600 GA Delft Room number: 2.15

    

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