Thematic minor overview

The minoroffer for 2023-2024 will be available from mid-March 2023. Until then, you can get an impression of the current year's offer.

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 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 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 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


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