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
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.
Advanced PrototypingLearn 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.
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 Development Minor(former Airport of the Future) 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. 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 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. 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 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 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.
Cities, Migration & Socio-Spatial InequalityInternational 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 Language: English Participating institutions: Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, 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. Selection minor: Yes, admissible TU Delft students will be selected based on their BSc programme to achieve an even interdisciplinary group. 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 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 Dr. Reinout Kleinhans R.J.Kleinhans@tudelft.nl Register for this minor
Climate Change, Adaptation and MitigationClimate 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). 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 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. Max. number of participans: 50 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. What will you learn? Courses in this minor Videos Register 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. 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) 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) Introduction to Climate Change Watch the introduction Introduction to Climate Engineering Register? Contact Prof. dr A. Pier Siebesma +31 6 10 48 70 84 A.P.Siebesma@tudelft.nl Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences Room 2.15
Communication Design for Innovation (CDI)SEC-MI-177 Successful innovation is impossible without communication. In a rapidly changing society an engineer is expected to have more to offer than substantive knowledge and technical skills alone. Good communication to foster links between engineers, the public, the media, politicians and businesses is extremely important. Society challenges us to consider the social relevance of technology and science and requires us to devise and implement suitable communication strategies for innovative developments. Communication is crucial; it is the catalyst that converts a good idea into a successful one. Knowledge of communication is therefore an essential addition to science students' skill sets. Clear and targeted communication enhances the quality of science and technology and makes you even more interesting to potential employers. Faculty of Applied Sciences ECs: 30 Language: This minor will be taught in English on request. Maximum participants: 50 Minimum participants: 30 Non-selection minor: Selection minor: Criteria: At the start of the minor, you must have completed your foundation courses (propedeuse) and achieved at least 90 ECTS of your Bachelor. Contact Suzanne Karssen-Minekus +31 (0)15 27 89171 firstname.lastname@example.org For whom? All BSc students with a science or technology background What will you learn? Communication skills, social design, visual thinking Course overview Quarter 1 (15 ECTS) Quarter 2 (15 ECTS) Education methods Lectures, teamwork + project work, self study Register for this minor Please check the registration procedure on the TU Delft Minorpage. Participating institutions Faculty of Applied Sciences For whom? This minor is open to all Bachelor's students at TU Delft. Students from other universities with a science or technology background can also take this minor. The minor is particularly targeted at students from Twente, Eindhoven, Leiden, Rotterdam and Wageningen universities. At the start of the minor, you must have completed your foundation courses (propedeuse) and achieved at least 90 ECTS of your Bachelor. For students who wish to take a 15 ECTS minor, it is possible to take just the first part of the minor and stop there. What will you learn? In the Communication for Design Innovation (CDI) minor, you will learn how to design your communication processes and resources for all phases of an innovation process in which cooperation plays a key role. You will acquire understanding and skills that enable you to use communication effectively as an integral strategic component of innovation in order to achieve innovations that genuinely work in practice. Communication will become an intrinsic part of the way you think as an engineer. After completing this thematic minor, you will be a communicative engineer of the future, able to inspire loyalty from strategic R&D partners, spark interest from the government and engage the general public. First of all, you will learn what strategic communication entails and how it can be woven into innovation processes. Second, you will gain theoretical and practical understanding about collaborating in multidisciplinary teams. You will realise that these kinds of alliances are a fruitful source of innovation and understand how technology, communication and innovation combine. Third, you will learn how to analyze and design the social processes in which technology, communication and innovation come together. Fourth, you will design the communication resources required to support the process and the stakeholders. Throughout the minor, you will work on a genuine case from an actual commissioning party in the context of science and technology. In addition, you will take five masterclasses, in which you will acquire skills and fundamental knowledge that you will need as a professional communication engineer. You will begin your theory modules from day one and apply the knowledge you have acquired in the Communication Lab (C-Lab). The theory modules follow each other, while your multidisciplinary teamwork on communication/innovation design will continue throughout. Course overview Quarter 1 (15 ECTS) Substantive modules Sociology & psychology of collaboration in social networks SL4072TU (6 ECTS) Masterclasses (3 ECTS) Communication lab C-Lab part 1: analysis SL4092TU (6 ECTS) Quarter 2 (15 ECTS) Substantive modules Communication, marketing & innovation SL4062TU (4 ECTS) Masterclasses (2 ECTS) Communication lab C-Lab part 2: synthesis SL4151TU (9 ECTS) Education Methods Number of contact hours 36 hours Modes of instruction Lectures (8 h), teamwork + project work (20 h), self study (8 h) Examination method Substantive modules: assignments and exam C-lab: report Masterclasses: individual or group assignments Contact Suzanne Karssen-Minekus +31 (0)15 27 89171 email@example.com Students about this minor: “You discover that communication is very strategic and involves much more than simply a folder or a website.” “It's great to see how these students are able to make a substantial and relevant contribution to the realization of our projects within such a short time.” (Commissioning party for the minor in 2014/2015) "Broadening the scope of interdisciplinary cooperation in theory and in practice." "This minor really gives you a completely different mindset on innovation." “This minor gave me a deeper / different insight than I have received during my education so far. It was a nice group, and it was fun to follow the 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