Challenging problems, practical solutions: during the Creative Technology programme you will learn to convert the needs of end user’s into working products. You will use your technological expertise to come up with smart, practical solutions designed to make life more comfortable, easier, better and sometimes even completely different. You will be taught in modern labs by top scientists eager to share the latest scientific developments with you.
From the very start, you will be putting what you learn into practice. You will work with others in multidisciplinary teams, research and analyse until you have found the core of the problem. Then you will move ahead to develop solutions that will make a real difference. In the past, CreaTe students have come up with designs for a walker frame for children, a sweatshirt that displays the mood you are in, and an Internet of Things Escape Room, among many other things. Just like them, you, too, will soon be creating tech solutions that are smartly thought-through, creatively designed and socially relevant.
As a first-year student, you will face a lot of new experiences. We’d like to explain a few of them to you.
For the first two years of the programme you are assigned your own personal mentor. He or she will help you to develop as a creative engineer and will be the first person to go to with questions and challenges related to the programme. Your mentor will also regularly look at the digital portfolio containing the work you have created, often together with fellow-students. Your mentor is also the person to talk to about aspects of Creative Technology you would like to focus on or explore in greater depth.
As a student you can also always contact a Study Advisor. Study Advisors know all about your study programme and can guide you through your academic career. You can also contact your Study Advisor for advice and guidance on how to tackle your studies, study planning, the choice of subjects and your study progress. Private matters affecting your studies, such as motivation, doubts and falling behind due to personal circumstances, can also be shared with as Study Advisor. For example, in some situations, you might want to discuss with your Study Advisor whether you need extra help from a UT psychologist or a student counsellor from Student Affairs Coaching & Counselling (SACC).