Do you enjoy constructing things and thinking creatively? Are you keen to shape the future through novel construction methods?
The Construct the Future course focuses on thinking-to-build with a strong link to (engineering) design. We focus on innovative and multidisciplinary integration, 3D printing, lightweight structures steered by smart design processes.
We also have a Design the Future course.
Please note: Construct the Future and Design the Future used to be one course. The video above was made for that course.
During the Construct the Future track, students will be informed about and work with a variety of methods and topics in the broad field of (Engineering) Design ranging of Agile design and Innovative design to 3D printing and electronics for smart products. The last two days, students in this track will team up with colleagues in the Design the Future and the Health and Happiness tracks to work on a multidisciplinary design challenge collectively. At the end of the Summer school, the teams will pitch their innovative ideas and prototype experience to a panel of experts.
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- Gaining insight into the different elements of engineering design thinking in an academic environment
- Gaining experience in working on a variety of design cases
- Acquiring a selection of new skills that students can use in further studies
- Acquiring hands-on prototyping skills while “Keeping it simple, stupid” (KISS)
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Wessel Wits research focus on Physics in Design. From an engineering perspective, successful product development is constantly challenged by considering novel technologies. For design engineers this requires both a thorough understanding of the underlying physics and physical phenomena, and a systematic way to transfer this knowledge to the product level. Current topics are design process modelling, two-phase principles in heat transfer and (metal) additive manufacturing (3D printing).
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- Methods: Lab work projects, interactive lectures
- Course level: Intermediate/Advanced
- Target group: Students in their third Bachelor’s year with an interest in design
- Required knowledge: Basic understanding of engineering
- External speaker: tbc
- Course leaders: tbc
- Credits: 2 ECTS for successfully completing the summer school