Second year

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The second year allows for a more personalised curriculum. You will finish the shared domain courses in the third semester, which means there’s plenty of elective space to fill with courses that suit your interests and ambitions. It helps you to further explore and build towards your unique UCT profile. Moreover, you will continue working on team-based projects, focusing on a self-chosen subject within the (broad) semester themes.

Semester 3: Living under extreme conditions

In our 21st century society, conditions for life on earth are becoming extreme. Diminishing resources, weather extremes, overpopulation, globalisation, inequality; people are challenged to counter the adverse effects from shortages, excess, insecurity. To find ways to accommodate life in extreme conditions, we need to be able to understand the complex interactions of social and technological developments that many of these challenges involve. In the third semester, you will pick a phenomenon, problem, or innovation within this theme to investigate in an actual research project.

Courses

In the third semester, you will complete the last three domain courses (within the domain of Natural Sciences you can choose – at least – one out of two courses). The rest of the semester consists of elective courses.

Semester 3

Number of EC

Courses

Semester project

9 EC

Project Living under extreme conditions

Compulsory domain courses

3 EC

Statistics

 

3 EC

Research Methodology

 

3 EC

Electronics for Measurement
or
Measuring and Errors

Elective courses

9 EC

The courses you will follow in your elective space is mainly up to you!

Personal Pursuit

3 EC

Work on a topic of your personal interest

Total of EC

30 EC

 

Semester 4: Wicked problems

Food shortage, climate change, natural or man-made disasters, or the unplanned development of megacities: many of the problems our world is facing today, are extremely hard to solve, since they do not have a single cause, and thus cannot be solved by a single intervention. So how can you develop a thorough and deep understanding of the full complexity of a situation, in order to come up with a solution? Within this semester, you and your team will work on these so-called ‘wicked problems’.

“My team focused on improving the well-being of citizens in a megacity. Definitely a wicked problem, because there are so many facets: overpopulation, crime, lack of green space. Where do you even start?”
Luc Weidgraaf

Courses

For a large part, this semester is self-directed, so that you have the opportunity to deepen your knowledge and skills according to your interests. You are free to choose any elective course that is taught on an advanced level, either at the University of Twente or other universities. You can also choose a Capita Selecta. This is a self-directed course, in which you can explore a specific topic of your interest that is not offered as a regular course. Former students have incorporated Capita Selecta on e.g. Intellectual Property in Product Development, 3D Modelling or computer-aided design (CAD) and digital manufacturing.

Semester 4

Number of EC

Courses

Semester project

9 EC

Project Wicked problems

Elective courses

18 EC

The courses you will follow in your elective space is mainly up to you!

Personal Pursuit

3 EC

Work on a topic of your personal interest

Total of EC

30 EC

 

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