University of Twente

Netherlands

Available Courses

This course introduces students to Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The world is facing environmental and social challenges on a global, national, local and individual level, while also moving further into the information age. Availability of reliable and up-to-date information has become more and more important to make informed decisions to address global challenges. In many cases, data required to generate the information needed to tackle these grand challenges are geographical. Students will get lectures in combination with (un)supervised exercises. Lectures and exercises are designed such that the basics of storing, accessing and analyzing geo information are covered. Students are encouraged to find creative solutions in the use, design, and analysis of GIS functionalities. Treated are the concepts of multi-scale and geometric aspects of mapping in a GIS context, dissemination methods, and environments, with emphasis on online and interactive methods.

This course introduces students to Earth Observation (EO) techniques. Students will learn to deal with sensors, platforms and data processing techniques that are used to derive information about physical, chemical and biological properties of the Earth’s surface without direct physical contact. Students learn to think computationally by combining data, use multi-resolution data, assess aspects of spatial resolution, spectral information and thus make the most out of the available earth observation data. Students learn how to combine data, use multiresolution data, assess aspects of spatial resolution, spectral information and thus make the most out of the available earth observation data. The final phase of this module consist of an inter- or multi-disciplinary project.

This module starts with an introductory Acceleration program that sensitizes students to the dynamics of the entrepreneurial business model development for 4 days. These four days enable to solve potential deficiencies in necessary knowledge for operating in and communicating about businesses. Moreover, the acceleration program will also equip students with the knowledge and competences to develop a technologybased startup into a (successful) company. In a playful manner, participants work in multidisciplinary teams in the Acceleration program, the project as well as case work during the module. Knowledge that will be gained during the, below described courses, will be directly and practically applied in the module project. In which student teams develop a product and. or service concept into a business model. Using the leanstart up approach, students are encouraged to do field work and address secondary data, to test assumptions and claims during the development process of the business model. Consequently, the validity and feasibility of business models is continuously assessed and evaluated.

Over the last two decades the amount of new technologies that has been generated on IPRs (Intellectual property rights) has increased dramatically, making them the fourth production factor in economies today. However promising as the may seem, the commercialization of new technologies remains a challenge for many business and start-ups. In this course an invention is exploited by identifying conditions and potential adopters and users of the technology for the decision either or not to appropriate for future technology transfer purposes.

This course will introduce you to the fields of Cybersecurity and Cybercrime. Cybersecurity encompasses measures taken to protect a computer system, a network, or the Internet as a whole, against unauthorized access or attack. As far as the Internet is concerned, however, the spectrum of abuse is large: it ranges from cyberdeviance (a behavior outside or at the edge of the formal norms of society, but not yet illegal) to real cybercrime (an activity that violates a set of legal norms). And yet, between these extreme examples, our psychological, regulatory and ethical frameworks are still catching up with the advancements in technology and technological crime.

Current thinking about Smart Cities often results in the development of exciting blueprint images of futuristic cities, but it also raises fundamental questions, such as what are Smart Cities? And, how realistic are these concepts? This module demystifies the Smart City concept and designs solutions for supporting Civil Engineering processes in cities.

In the course, you will study Smart City the concept from a multi-disciplinary perspective. You will learn how the construction of Smart Cities affects the physical urban built environment, and – most importantly – you will get to know whether and how such Smart City solutions can be implemented in existing city space. After a mere high-level governance and management part that covers the Smart City concept, we address specific technology and engineering projects that, altogether, aim to make construction projects in cities better/smarter/faster/less disruptive.

We approach the aerospace industry from multiple angles. We study its macro-level development in conjunction with technological advances, macroeconomic, and political developments, but we also analyze the micro-level problems and decisions that airlines and airports face, such as route structures, business models, operations, costs and revenue management. We thereby create a healthy mix of qualitative and quantitative elements. The civil aerospace industry is the main focus, but military aerospace will also be briefly addressed, if only because civil and military aerospace are so intertwined. This course will focus on how the global aerospace industry developed over time, which problems individual airlines and airports face, and how the aerospace industry connects to the broader economy, society, and environment today. The disciplines of technology, economics, management and the human-machine interface are merged in a natural way and students learn to use an interdisciplinary approach to problems and questions concerning the aerospace industry.

The central theme in this course is the Conceptual Design of an Aircraft. In this design all knowledge gained during the lectures on Aircraft Technology, Aircraft Structures and Aerodynamics will be applied and integrated. The conceptual design will be carried out in groups of 6 to 7 students. The design must be presented and defended in front of all other minor students and the team of lectures. This course focusses on aspects that play a role in the design of an airplane. It concentrates on (incl. history of) application of high tech (mechanics, structures and aerodynamics) as well as the human touch aspects (decision making, business case). Special attention is paid to new composite materials that are used in aircraft industry.

Our society is confronted with many challenges in diverse fields. Fortunately, emerging technologies also give us many opportunities to overcome these challenges. New products allow us to feel safe in extremely crowded or remote places, to monitor our health status in real time, to acquire knowledge independent of our physical location or to transfer difficult tasks to intelligent robots. These products, however, are not developed within a single domain. To come up with successful solutions, combined expertise is required from different scientific fields. Thus, this course focuses on real-life problems of societal challenges in diverse fields like energy, healthcare and robotics. Creative design ideas and technological innovations in cooperation with different societal stakeholders are necessary to tackle these challenges. Students work on generating novel ideas and design concepts, and transforming the initial concept into a prototype.

Our society is confronted with many challenges in diverse fields. Fortunately, emerging technologies also give us many opportunities to overcome these challenges. New products allow us to feel safe in extremely crowded or remote places, to monitor our health status in real time, to acquire knowledge independent of our physical location or to transfer difficult tasks to intelligent robots. These products, however, are not developed within a single domain. To come up with successful solutions, combined expertise is required from different scientific fields. Therefore, in this course students work on realizing a concept by making use of a prototype in a multi-disciplinary team and will develop the skill-set necessary to design solutions. The prototype will be enriched with a business model addressing its feasibility. Close interaction with problem owners from the world of business, government or science is core to this course.

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Kompleks Kementerian Pendidikan, Kebudayaan, Riset, dan Teknologi. Gedung D Lantai 18, Jalan Jenderal Sudirman, Pintu Satu, Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia 10270

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