TU Delft Open & Online Education

Introduction

WELCOME TO ONLINE LEARNING AT TU DELFT

Are you looking to make your career in science, design or engineering? Then join the community of online learners at TU Delft!

Online learning at TU Delft

A key part of our DNA involves developing innovative ways of learning that allow you to benefit from what we have to offer. Since 2013, TU Delft decided that online learning programs were the best way to share its knowledge with people around the world. Wherever you live, and whatever your goals and ambitions may be, our diverse portfolio of courses will suit your needs. Our course portfolio offers great value, and helps you to stay on top of your game, whether you are looking to change career, broaden your skillset, or acquire further academic qualifications.

Why choose TU Delft Online Learning?

  • Course work & interactions are 100% online.
  • Study at the time and place that suits you.
  • 24/7 access to course material.
  • Learn from world-class experts in their field.

TU Delft received the EDEN 2016 Best Practice Inititative Award for a paper about the TU Delft Online Learning Experience - a pedagogical model that supports the development of our courses and strives for increasing quality. The award is not just for the paper, but for the whole initiative of designing the model and implementing it for our courses.

Leading technical university

With a history of over 175 years of excellence in research and education, TU Delft has established itself as one of the leading technical universities in Europe, as demonstrated in the yearly world university rankings. TU Delft is positioned no. 19 in the world ranking (no. 6 in Europe) in the Engineering & Technology subject of the Times Higher Education, 2014-2015.

With TU Delft you will be joining with thousands of our graduates around the world. These scientists, engineers and executives have been developing technologies for a broad array of industries and disciplines. These include the construction of the famous Dutch sea protection infrastructure, developing the latest generation of wind turbines, and designing innovative new products and services that make a difference to society.

We prepare you for your career and future endeavors by combining the expertise of our world-class academic staff with our advanced learning facilities. Our partnerships with the business community ensure that the knowledge you gain can be applied in the real world. This is why our students choose TU Delft: they find appropriate employment effortlessly or become successful entrepreneurs.

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Online Course: Air Safety Investigation

Online 6 weeks Netherlands Netherlands Online

In this course we will explore the challenges faced by investigators when trying to piece together the probable sequence of events. We will familiarize you with the investigative ways of thinking and forming of conclusions. In fact, you'll learn to think and act as an air safety investigator. [+]

Online Course: Air safety investigation OVERVIEW In this course we will explore the challenges faced by investigators when trying to piece together the probable sequence of events. We will familiarize you with the investigative ways of thinking and forming of conclusions. In fact, you'll learn to think and act as an air safety investigator. Observation, fact-finding and analytical skills Thought-provoking assignments test your observation skills, fact-finding skills and analytical skills. The assignments give you a taste of what investigators face during an investigation. Skills such as Inductive and Deductive reasoning are highlighted to explain the challenging process of air safety investigation. This professional course contains assignments, individual feedback and live online sessions. Air safety investigations are complex and affect people from all over the world, with different backgrounds. This course is aimed at different target groups so you can experience different perspectives. We will focus on the legal framework behind air safety investigations world-wide, and the generic procedures followed when an aviation occurrence happens. Would this be a course for me? This is the right course for: professionals working in aviation (such as pilots, engineering and safety staff, ground staff etc.) seeking for a more fundamental understanding of the process behind air safety investigations. safety professionals interested in safety within aviation. professionals who deal with the outcomes of aviation incidents and accidents such as journalists, lawyers, psychologists. anyone else interested in the field of air safety investigations. What you'll learn: Understand the investigation process. Understand the different aspects of a... [-]

Online Course: Culture Sensitive Design

Online 7 weeks Netherlands Netherlands Online

This course will take participants beyond the obvious into the unexplored. It will expand their view and move their research from the realm of the traditional user-product environment into the cultural context. Cultural sensitivity will help, not only to avoid mismatches between designs and intended users, but it will also prove a great source of inspiration and opportunities for new product design. [+]

Online Course: Culture Sensitive Design OVERVIEW Cultural sensitivity and understanding can stimulate the potential for innovation in new product and service design. This course will show you how! Could a valuable (and healthy) innovative idea, such as the use of hot air technology to fry food be adopted worldwide? Can indigenous patterns and other forms of native art be used to decorate products regardless of their context and meaning? Can the way we look at and compare cultural differences and practices be a source of inspiration in product and service design? This course will take participants beyond the obvious into the unexplored. It will expand their view and move their research from the realm of the traditional user-product environment into the cultural context. Cultural sensitivity will help, not only to avoid mismatches between designs and intended users, but it will also prove a great source of inspiration and opportunities for new product design. This course is geared towards working design professionals who want to gain insight into why culture is relevant for their work, through what lens they can study culture and how they can examine culture and apply the results to their work. You will learn to: Identify culture and its role, both from a personal and professional perspective. Recognize and understand cultural terms. Reflect on the influence of culture on individual and collective identity. Provide personal examples of the terms used during the course. Determine opportunities for applying culture as a tool while designing. Integrate cultural tools and... [-]

Online Course: Design for Values

Online 5 weeks Netherlands Netherlands Online

Decisions made by engineers during the design of products and technologies are not only technical in nature. They also embody ethical and societal values such as sustainability, safety and fairness. [+]

Online Course: Design for Values OVERVIEW Decisions made by engineers during the design of products and technologies are not only technical in nature. They also embody ethical and societal values such as sustainability, safety and fairness. Examples from industries This course will provide you with the knowledge and tools to include ethical and societal values into the design of new products and technologies. There is an introduction to Design for Values which discusses the influence of values in design processes, explores how values can be investigated, and provides tools to translate those values into design requirements. Examples are drawn from industries like IT, chemicals and textiles to show that multiple values can be met through design. Public values As a result, you will be able to engineer a win-win situation in which society will benefit from the greater attention paid to public values such as safety, equity and privacy, and organizations may become more successful because their innovations will prove more easily acceptable. The economy may also profit because of faster and more successful innovation. A striking and very successful example of a product meeting conflicting values is 'GreenFreeze'. The coolant has now been taken up by major manufacturers and is a huge commercial success. Compared to other coolants it is both safe and environmental friendly, and still very efficient. Analyze your own cases This course takes a context-sensitive approach which is a trademark of the work done at the Philosophy Section of Delft University of Technology. Through the assignments... [-]

Online Course: Design of Lightweight Structures I: Metals and Composites

Online 7 weeks Netherlands Delft

Economics and Ecologics go hand in hand for aircraft. So how do we get structures light and keep safety, durability, maintainability and other aspects up to par? You need knowledge about design, base materials and manufacturing to get successful. [+]

Next admission period opens February 2018 OVERVIEW Economics and Ecologics go hand in hand for aircraft. So how do we get structures light and keep safety, durability, maintainability and other aspects up to par? You need knowledge about design, base materials and manufacturing to get successful. The interaction between these three, for composites called the trinity, is crucial. What is the influence of weave styles on the feasible shapes you can produce with a press process? Which decisions do I have to make, before I can specify what is repairable by the customer and what needs to be repaired by the OEM? Why is there an absolute size effect for holes in plates? The course not only supports the understanding why structures are as they are, but also enlightens you in decisions you have to make to get to these lightweight structures. This course uses videos created with Video scribe software, so it has more impact on the viewer than traditional filmed material. Next to these videos, written course material is available, where we selected material from CRC which is free for many students. Finally we tried to minimize the amount of mathematical expressions in this course, as those are often preventing people from the real understanding of the problem. For anyone who is involved in the design process of lightweight structures. You will understand why structures are as they are. You can point out areas of attention, as you will have obtained a gut feeling for design of (composite)... [-]

Online Course: Fatigue of Structures and Materials

Online 7 weeks Netherlands Delft

Fatigue fractures may occur as a consequence of cyclic loading structures. In particular within the context of fatigue and damage tolerance certification, engineers should have the knowledge and skills to analyse and assess fatigue life and fatigue performance. [+]

Next admission period opens February 2018 OVERVIEW Fatigue fractures may occur as a consequence of cyclic loading structures. In particular within the context of fatigue and damage tolerance certification, engineers should have the knowledge and skills to analyse and assess fatigue life and fatigue performance. This includes the ability to design against fatigue, and to validate designs with validated fatigue strength justifications. Fatigue fractures and related structural failures may be caused by a variety of factors, such as quality of applied materials, the production technology, the structural design, inappropriate reliability calculations, underestimations of load spectra, and inappropriate use of structures. With so many possible factors an integral and rigorous engineering approach is required. This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to identify potential critical locations and sources of poor fatigue performance; to develop strategies to avoid fatigue fractures and to improve fatigue performance of structures. The course suits mainly aerospace engineers whose responsibilities include aircraft structures. However civil engineers, structural engineers, as well as engineers working in the manufacturing industry would benefit as well from high level review of fatigue life assessment and damage growth. For anyone working on development, design or strength justification of engineering structures this course will be invaluable. It will not only learn the methods and best practices, but also explain thoroughly the fundamentals that allow to assess the limits of current practices, and ways to overcome such limitations. In short, you will become a fatigue and damage tolerance specialist! By the end... [-]

Online Course: Forensic Engineering: Learning from Failures

Online 6 weeks Netherlands Netherlands Online

What do collapsed buildings, infected hospital patients, and crashed airplanes have in common? If you know the causes of these events and conditions, they can all be prevented. In this course, you will learn how to use the TU Delft mind-set to investigate the causes of such events so you can prevent them in the future. [+]

Online Course: Forensic Engineering: Learning from Failures OVERVIEW What do collapsed buildings, infected hospital patients, and crashed airplanes have in common? If you know the causes of these events and conditions, they can all be prevented. In this course, you will learn how to use the TU Delft mind-set to investigate the causes of such events so you can prevent them in the future. When, for instance, hundreds of hospital patients worldwide got infected after having gall bladder treatments, forensic engineering helped reveal how the design and use of the medical instruments could cause such widespread infections. As a result, changes were made to the instrument design and the procedural protocols in hospitals. Learning from failure in this case benefitted patient health and safety across the world. After taking this course you will have an understanding of failures and the investigation processes used to find their causes. You will learn how to apply lessons gained from investigating previous failures into new designs and procedures. The TU Delft Forensic Engineering mind-set involves recommendations for: Data collection ranging from desk studies (theoretical/predicted performance of structures) to field investigations (actual performance of failed structures). Hypothesis generation techniques for technical and procedural causes of failure. Hypothesis testing for engineering aspects of forensic cases. Reporting findings about the most likely causes and consequences. Improving engineering designs based on lessons learned from forensic cases. The course uses case studies from Building Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, and Biomechanical Engineering. All of these provide great examples that illustrate the... [-]

Online Course: FRP Composites in Structural Engineering

Online Part time 8 weeks Netherlands Netherlands Online

Learn how to design and build with Fiber Reinforced Polymers (FRP), the new high-performance composite material for structural engineering. [+]

OVERVIEW

Learn how to design and build with Fiber Reinforced Polymers (FRP), the new high-performance composite material for structural engineering.

If you want to progress the application of new high-performance materials in your projects but your experience in steel and concrete is still holding you back, then this is the course for you!

Fiber reinforced polymers (FRPs) are a new material in structural engineering practice and architecture. Low weight and high durability make FRPs a promising solution for many applications. However, so far widespread use of FRP composites in buildings and infrastructure projects is held back by lack of knowledge and lack of clear design guidelines.... [-]


Online Course: Introduction to Wind Turbines: Physics and Technology

Online 7 weeks Netherlands Netherlands Online

This course gives students an overview of the multidisciplinary aspects of wind turbines without too much detailed study of the literature of all these aspects. It will explain the relevant technologies at a similarly accessible level. [+]

Online Course: Introduction to Wind Turbines: Physics and Technology OVERVIEW Wind turbines involve many technical aspects: rotor blades, gearboxes, generators, control systems, etc. These are based on many physical disciplines, such as dynamics, statics, aerodynamics and electricity. Anyone who wants to apply their scientific or engineering skills to wind turbines should have an overview of the technology with which they interact. This course provides such an overview and helps you understand how the various components of a wind energy system act together. This course gives students an overview of the multidisciplinary aspects of wind turbines without too much detailed study of the literature of all these aspects. It will explain the relevant technologies at a similarly accessible level. Different aspect of wind energy What you need to bring is some basic understanding of engineering sciences and we will get you up to speed with the relevance and application to wind turbine physics and technology. Each week a different aspect of wind energy is highlighted with online lectures, readings and animations. Quizzes are used to test your progress and weekly exercises help you master the subject. You can discuss the topics with fellow learners in the discussion forum where you can help each other. The lecturers will also assist in answering questions. At the end of the course, you can demonstrate what you have learned in a proctored written exam. Specialist technical knowledge Do you study or specialize in a technical domain and want to apply this knowledge to wind turbines?... [-]

Online Course: Leadership for Engineers

Online Netherlands Netherlands Online

Many of today's global challenges require tech-driven solutions -- climate change, the growth of the world population, cyber security, the increasing demand for scarce resources, digitalization, the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. [+]

Online Course: Leadership for Engineers OVERVIEW Many of today's global challenges require tech-driven solutions -- climate change, the growth of the world population, cyber security, the increasing demand for scarce resources, digitalization, the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. With this in mind, it is no surprise that one fourth of the CEOs of the world's 100 largest corporations have an engineering degree. Solving these global problems requires leaders who, in the first place, are comfortable with technology, models and quantitative analyses -- Leaders who see systems instead of isolated problems. However, simply understanding technology is not enough. Successful leaders today must have both the ideas and the know-how to put these ideas into action by working collaboratively with others, winning their hearts and minds. We need leaders who know how to seize opportunities in a networked world, and can mobilize people and other stakeholders for large-scale change. Leaders who lead fulfilling lives and who are able to move themselves and others from the 'me' to the 'we'. Leaders who are long-term oriented and who deliver economic profit, while also making positive contributions to society and the environment. We call these leaders 'sustainable leaders'. This course has three parts: In the first part, you will explore the context that leaders are facing, building an understanding of the complexities of global and business challenges. You will discover the ambiguities and the many stakeholders that leaders must consider when making their choices. You will get a sense of effective leadership practices.... [-]

Online Course: Linear Modeling

Online 8 weeks Netherlands Delft

This course delivers the skillset in linear or structural modeling that is required to solve structural problems from which you can develop finite element (FE) models for practical applications. It also teaches how results can be correctly interpreted. [+]

Next admission period opens February 2018 OVERVIEW This course delivers the skillset in linear or structural modeling that is required to solve structural problems from which you can develop finite element (FE) models for practical applications. It also teaches how results can be correctly interpreted. The course uses an open source FE package in a series of weekly practical sessions where models are constructed for sample problems and results are validated against simplified analytical models or open literature. The majority of professionals in many branches of mechanical engineering will benefit from adding FEM to their skills array. The ability to develop modeling skills under supervision in a non-critical environment means that skills and techniques can be acquired in a logical, progressive manner. The main topics of this course: finite element method linear static analysis finite element type formulation finite element model setup using commercial software plane stress/strain In this course you will gain: Strong theoretical understanding of FEM Application of FEM to practical engineering problems Efficient modeling techniques Understanding the importance of verification and validation Practicals and assignments are done using either Abaqus or Patran/Nastran (based on your preference). After finishing this course, or if you have sufficient experience with stress/structural analysis, you may choose to take the second course non-linear modeling. DETAILS Computational methods in structural analysis are of prime importance in industry as tools to assess the efficiency and performance of structures in the field of aerospace, mechanical, civil and biomedical engineering. A combination of theoretical and practical... [-]

Online Course: New Product Marketing: How to Commercialize Innovation

Online 4 weeks Netherlands Netherlands Online

This course is for all those involved in innovation who want to turn their product or service into a commercial success. It's designed for product developers, designers and innovation executives who have devoted a lot of their time to creating a new product or service and are now eager to generate demand for it. [+]

Every day money, energy and resources disappear without trace. They are spent on innovative products and services 99% of which never even get noticed. This course will help you to understand and master the concepts behind the successful marketing and launch of new products. You will also learn how to create a brand strategy and a strategic launch plan that will ensure the success of your future products. Sign up for our New Product Marketing online course and discover how to stop spending valuable resources on products that no one ever sees. The world is full of innovation. The biggest challenge is differentiation - how to stand out from the competition. Daily, new products and services are thrust through the digital channels by those in search of a willing audience. In the ocean of competing supply, it's easier to drown than to float to the surface. While warehouses and supermarket shelves overflow, inboxes and servers fill up and everyone has more and more choice, the question arises: What does it take for a product or service to make its mark? This course is for all those involved in innovation who want to turn their product or service into a commercial success. It's designed for product developers, designers and innovation executives who have devoted a lot of their time to creating a new product or service and are now eager to generate demand for it. This course will provide a step-change in your career as innovator by teaching you how to... [-]

Online Course: Open Data Governance, from Policy to Use

Online 5 weeks Netherlands Netherlands Online

Are you an administrator, policy advisor, developer, government official or professional in an agency that is interested in opening, governing and using open data? If you want to obtain professional knowledge and experience in the area of open data provision and use, then this course will teach you the potential of open data, as well as the challenges that need to be faced. [+]

Online Course: Open Data Governance, from Policy to Use OVERVIEW Despite the fact that more open data is available, its potential to generate benefits is often not fully realized. The governance and use of data is complex and challenging since data is derived from a wide variety of sources. How do we ensure that open data is used effectively? Which metadata should be opened up with the dataset? How should data providers and users treat privacy issues? How can we assess data quality? Which are the best tools with which to analyze data? To harness the power of open data new approaches are required. In order to benefit from increased transparency, greater understanding of public and private problems (through advanced data analytics), enhanced innovation and economic growth we need strong guidelines and innovative ideas for open data policy making as well as its development and use. Who is this course for? This course empowers both policy makers and developers so they can produce better open data policies and make better use of open data. This course is primarily geared towards working professionals such as administrators, consultants, policy advisors, developers, government officials or professionals in agencies, think tanks, research groups that are interested in opening, governing and using open data. Choose your own track and receive personal feedback During week 2 and 3 of the course, you can choose to follow a track of your choice. It is also possible to follow both tracks. Participants will receive feedback on the case... [-]

Online Course: Project Management of Engineering Projects: Preparing for Success

Online 7 weeks Netherlands Netherlands Online

Are you a (project) engineer with a technical background but lack management knowledge? Are you eager to improve project performance and want to expand your knowledge? [+]

Online Course: Project Management of Engineering Projects: Preparing for Success OVERVIEW Are you a (project) engineer with a technical background but lack management knowledge? Are you eager to improve project performance and want to expand your knowledge? This business and management course will focus on the necessary project management skills to successfully manage projects, distinguishing three areas: The project manager and the team The project process The project context The course focuses on the early project phases, including examples from technical projects within various sectors and industries (amongst others, but not limited to, infrastructure projects and construction projects). At the end of this course, you will have created your own project execution plan, either in a team effort or on individual basis. Of course the team effort allows for a special learning experience and we appraise active team participation. What you'll learn The importance of the front-end phases to create a successful project How to select an appropriate project manager How to successfully work together in a specialized project team How projects are successfully managed in different sectors and contexts To draft a project execution plan DETAILS Course Syllabus Week 0: Welcome and course overview Welcome! We'll give an outlook of the course and explain the course structure. The course uses a challenging mix of knowledge clips, video's, quizzes, and assignments integrating your own experiences from practice with attractive examples from industry and new insights from theory. Week 1: The need for and the importance of project management This week... [-]

Online Course: Railway Engineering: an Integral Approach

Online 6 weeks Netherlands Netherlands Online

Understanding the complexity behind today's sophisticated railway systems will give you a better insight into how this safe and reliable transportation system works. We will show you the many factors which are involved and how multiple people, behind the scenes, have a daily task that enables you to get from home to work. [+]

Online Course: Railway Engineering: An Integral Approach OVERVIEW Have you ever wondered what it takes to get your train on the right platform at the scheduled time every day? Understanding the complexity behind today's sophisticated railway systems will give you a better insight into how this safe and reliable transportation system works. We will show you the many factors which are involved and how multiple people, behind the scenes, have a daily task that enables you to get from home to work. Journey with us into the world of rail - a complex system that connects people, cities and countries. Railway systems entail much more than a train and a track. They are based on advanced technical and operational solutions, dealing with continuously changing demands for more efficient transport for both passengers and freight every day. Each system consists of many components that must be properly integrated: from trains, tracks, stations, signaling and control systems, through monitoring, maintenance and the impact on cities, landscape and people. This integration is the big challenge and the source of many train delays, inconvenient connections and other issues that impact our society. This engineering course attempts to tackle those issues by introducing you to a holistic approach to railway systems engineering. You will learn how the system components depend on each other to create a reliable, efficient and state-of-the-art network. We will address questions such as: How do railways work and how did they evolve over time? What factors give rise to everyday issues?... [-]

Online Course: Satellite Orbit Determination

Online 9 weeks Netherlands Delft Netherlands Online

Many satellite applications require extremely accurate positioning of the satellite in order to be able to interpret the data. For example, measuring the height of the oceans and ice sheets and positioning of tectonic plates requires knowing the position of the satellite with centimeter-level accuracy. [+]

Next admission period opens February 2018 OVERVIEW Many satellite applications require extremely accurate positioning of the satellite in order to be able to interpret the data. For example, measuring the height of the oceans and ice sheets and positioning of tectonic plates requires knowing the position of the satellite with centimeter-level accuracy. Reaching this accuracy for a satellite that flies at 500 km altitude with velocities around 7 km/s is a great challenge. This challenge, also known as "Precise Orbit Determination (POD)", will be addressed in this course. In the course you will learn techniques such as least squares estimation, and Kalman filtering which are widely used statistical techniques for estimating parameters from observations. Concepts such as reference frames, atmospheric refraction and relativity will also be addressed. During the lectures and assignments, you will be introduced to various ground and space-based tracking systems, including satellite laser ranging, Doppler tracking, and GPS positioning. The course will provide you with several assignments in order to practice the statistical techniques used in satellite orbit determination. Shooting problems in relation to parameter estimation as applied during this course can be used in a variety of engineering and scientific applications. You will be able to process large data sets acquired by satellite systems or other instruments and estimate parameters in a dynamic model. On completion of this course you will be able to: Process real-world satellite tracking data. Estimate satellite orbit and dynamic parameters from satellite tracking data. Understand the scientific applications of satellite orbit... [-]

Online Course: Solar Energy: Photovoltaic (PV) Technologies

Online 11 weeks Netherlands Netherlands Online

The technologies used to produce solar cells and photovoltaic modules are advancing to deliver highly efficient and flexible solar panels. In this course you will explore the main PV technologies in the current market. [+]

Online Course: Solar Energy: Photovoltaic (PV) Technologies OVERVIEW The technologies used to produce solar cells and photovoltaic modules are advancing to deliver highly efficient and flexible solar panels. In this course you will explore the main PV technologies in the current market. You will gain in-depth knowledge about crystalline silicon based solar cells (90% market share) as well as other up and coming technologies like CdTe, CIGS and Perovskites. This course provides answers to the questions: How are solar cells made from raw materials? Which technologies have the potential to be the major players for different applications in the future? MicroMaster Program This course is part of the Solar Energy Engineering MicroMasters Program designed to cover all physics and engineering aspects of photovoltaics: photovoltaic energy conversion, technologies and systems. What you'll learn: Design concepts and fabrication processes of various photovoltaic technologies In-depth knowledge on the entire crystalline silicon solar cell landscape including: Market-leading polycrystalline based cells High efficiency/cutting edge monocrystalline based solar cells Technologies of thin film solar cells, like CIGS, CdTe, thin-film silicon, Perovskites III/V semiconductor based solar cells for concentrated PV and space applications ADMISSION This is a MicroMaster Course that runs on EdX. Prerequisites Bachelor's degree in Science or Engineering and/or the successful completion of PV1x (or firm grasp of its content). KEY FACTS Start Date: Sep 05, 2017 Cost: Free Course Length: 11 weeks Estimated Effort: 10 - 11 hours per week [-]

Online Course: Spacecraft Technology

Online 13 weeks Netherlands Netherlands Online

Exploration of space is never out of the news for long and the desire to construct lower-cost, reliable and more capable spacecraft has never been greater. At TU Delft years of technology development and research experience in space engineering allow us to offer this course, which examines spacecraft technologies for satellites and launch vehicles. [+]

Online Course: Spacecraft Technology OVERVIEW Exploration of space is never out of the news for long and the desire to construct lower-cost, reliable and more capable spacecraft has never been greater. At TU Delft years of technology development and research experience in space engineering allow us to offer this course, which examines spacecraft technologies for satellites and launch vehicles. This course will provide the essential grounding for anyone with an interest in the growing field of spacecraft design and manufacture with its strong focus on the practical applications of advanced theory. This course provides: knowledge of the technical principles of rockets and satellite bus subsystems the ability to select state-of-the-art, available components analysis of the physical and technical limitations of subsystem components identification of the key performance parameters of different spacecraft subsystems comparison of the values obtained by ideal theory and real-life ones opportunity to make preliminary designs for a spacecraft based on its key requirements Other spacecraft types, such as interplanetary rovers, are not covered in this course. Spacecraft instrumentation and other payloads are also not covered. DETAILS Spacecraft technology course is structured in three main segments: Satellite Bus Platform The technology is discussed at a component level with their working principles explained as well as their relation to the subsystem requirements and constraints. Calculations for the key characteristics of the components demonstrated prior to practical work by the students using primarily physical relations rather than general/empirical scaling rules. The three online modules are complemented by interactive Hangout sessions.... [-]

Online Course: Spaceflight - a Technical Primer

Online 9 weeks Netherlands Delft

The giant leaps we have made since the middle of the previous century are founded on the application of knowledge and the cooperation of experts from many different fields of expertise. Interested in space, have technical knowledge but lack an aerospace background? [+]

Next admission period opens February 2018 OVERVIEW The giant leaps we have made since the middle of the previous century are founded on the application of knowledge and the cooperation of experts from many different fields of expertise. Interested in space, have technical knowledge but lack an aerospace background? This course provides you with an introduction to the key concepts, methods and systems which enable spaceflight. Leading questions will be: How do spacecraft make it into space? How do spacecraft travel through space? What are the systems comprising a spacecraft and which factors affect their design and operation? If you want to work in the spaceflight sector and require technical insight, this course will orient you in the field and provide you with knowledge of key concepts, methods and systems. It will give you a platform from which to launch your collaboration on and deeper investigation of spaceflight topics. On completion of this course, you will be able to: Understand, visualize and conduct basic analysis and calculations for the two-body problem. Topics include: Kepler orbits, ∆V budget, patched conics, orbit geometry, time and coordinate systems. Identify the most common classes of analytical and numerical methods and their use in spaceflight engineering. Understand and conduct basic calculations on launch vehicle performance and relate launch characteristics to space missions and systems. Topics include: the Tsiolkovsky rocket equation, single and multi-stage performance, launch site location. Identify important characteristics of the space environment and understand the implications for spaceflight engineering and missions. Characterize different... [-]

Online Course: Strategic Leadership for Responsible Innovation

Online 4 weeks Netherlands Netherlands Online

The responsible development of new products and services is increasingly relevant for companies today. Following a Responsible Innovation (RI) approach can add considerable value to your company. In particular, it will guarantee the societal and ethical acceptance of new products and services, and will reduce the risks associated with launching new technologies. [+]

Online Course: Strategic Leadership for Responsible Innovation OVERVIEW The responsible development of new products and services is increasingly relevant for companies today. Following a Responsible Innovation (RI) approach can add considerable value to your company. In particular, it will guarantee the societal and ethical acceptance of new products and services, and will reduce the risks associated with launching new technologies. This has a demonstrable beneficial impact on the competitiveness of companies: more successful innovations with fewer risks. New and important dimension The concept of RI introduces a new and important dimension to the innovation process: it requires not only that the new product or service is market ready and economically viable but that it is ethically acceptable, environmentally sustainable and socially desirable. For example, new physical and digital infrastructures should be proven safe for their users and stakeholders, and not just to meet safety requirements. Products should be designed to be sustainable and not just to comply with emission norms under test conditions. Telecom systems should meet the values of national security and user privacy. Artificial intelligence, robotics, big data and smart systems should be developed to serve our moral, social and legal value commitments to sustainability, circular economy, bottom of the pyramid and well-being. Learn how to lead This course will first give you a thorough understanding of the concept of RI and the underlying instruments, like stakeholder engagement and transparency. We will then show you how to successfully integrate RI in your innovation strategy and CSR polices and... [-]

Online Course: Vision in Product Design

Online 4 weeks Netherlands Netherlands Online

How do designers incorporate their personal vision for the future into their designs? Join this course to move beyond human-centered design and learn a unique design approach where your own vision plays a central role. [+]

How do designers incorporate their personal vision for the future into their designs? Join this course to move beyond human-centered design and learn a unique design approach where your own vision plays a central role. This course provides training for professional designers and other innovation professionals in the design method 'Vision in Product Design' (ViP). ViP is a method developed at TU Delft that forces you to examine the ideas underlying your design in great detail, before coming to a manifestation: What exactly is it that you want people to understand, experience or do? The rationale behind this method is designing for the future. The majority of institutional design today is focused on a human-centered approach, using user research as the primary input for designing products and services. However, this approach is not foolproof especially when designing for a future context which users cannot predict and/or do not have an explicit vision for. Instead of trying to formulate a product idea that matches the goal, the ViP method asks the designer to come up with a vision of the relationship between the user and the product, and then use that vision as the basis for your design. The ViP design approach is grounded in three basic principles: Future oriented - a designer's job is to look for possibilities and possible futures, instead of solving everyday problems. Interaction centered - products are a means to accomplish or develop appropriate interactions and relationships. Context driven - the appropriateness of any interaction conceived... [-]

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