Academic Skills and Project Management
Full course description
This course sets the precedent for fundamental skills necessary within the programme and throughout the rest of your academic and professional career. The first parts of the course deals with the strict set of rules and expectations in the scientific world with respect to collecting and analysing data as well as reporting on findings. You are introduced to these academic skills and merits by means of theory and concrete examples. In addition, you receive a training in presentation skills, which strengthens your abilities to present your work in an effective and efficient way to a target audience. The second part of the course deals with project management and offers an insight in how research and design is structured within different organizational contexts. Nowadays, the development of many new products, services and processes is carried out in project groups, because the complexity is of such a level that many disciplines need to be involved. That means that people from different disciplines, nationalities and socio-cultural backgrounds are brought together to accomplish a complex task.