Full course description
You choose one of three projects that each cover one of three concentrations: Circular Chemical Engineering, Sustainable Biotechnology and Engineering Physics for Sustainable Manufacturing. After the end of the second year, you have performed one project related to each of the three concentrations, in your own preferred sequence. The aim of these three projects is to facilitate the integration of acquired knowledge and skills by addressing real-life circular engineering problems in collaboration with one of the Brightlands Campuses. By working in a team to execute the project, you also train your (inter)personal skills. You are introduced to a real-life case and provided with relevant background information in instructional sessions. The case consists of an existing product or process control system that needs to be modified to meet requirements of sustainability and circularity. The teams follow the engineering design cycle to solve the case at a conceptual level using basic calculations, scientific information and a solid line of reasoning. Considering the scope of the assignment, the completion and success depend on working, thinking, acting and learning as a team, sharing tasks and responsibilities among peers. This way of organising projects means that you not only execute the project, but also own and design it. The results are orally presented, documented in a report and individual reflections are written on (inter)personal skills development.