Tracks courses in the autumn – now open for application

Chalmers educational initiative Tracks offers elective courses for Chalmers students in year 2–5 and for Chalmers alumni. Now the autumn courses are open for application!​​
“The courses in the autumn offer a great broadness, there will be an opportunity to be involved in developing a quantum computer, work with questions regarding design of sustainable infrastructure or read courses that address challenges in the healthcare sector or within sports technology”, says Mikael Enelund, leader of Tracks.

In Tracks Courses, students with different educational backgrounds solve interdisciplinary problems together. The courses are often implemented in close collaboration with the cutting edge of research and representatives from the industry. All courses are held in English and can either be at basic or advanced level.

Courses starting in study period 1

1. Structural batteries – design, manufacture and characterization – Electrical energy can be stored in the structure of a satellite, in the body of a car or in the airframe of a drone or aircraft. Join the research activities to make car bodies and airframes into batteries .
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Read more about the research​

2. Building and programming a quantum computer – Participate in a small project team, which, together with the lecturers, formulate relevant technical questions at different levels of the quantum computing stack spanning from cryogenic hardware to quantum algorithms.  

3. Changing the world of microwaves by hydrogels – Take part in exciting research combining microwave technology and hydrogels. Microwave technology has a perspective to considerably improve diagnostics and treatment of major societal diseases such as stroke and cancer. Hydrogels have the potential to play an important role in development of the next generation of portable micro-wave devices. 

4. Mechanics in sports – Apply your engineering skills to study athletic performance, improve sports engineering and develop your understanding for materials that may be used for energy absorption in sports.
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5. Digitalization in sports – A course where you can approach digitalization together with researchers and athletes to solve challenges within the sports sector. 

6. Here, there and everywhere – healthcare integrated in our everyday life and places - How can architectural perspectives, management and technical aspects work together to develop the healthcare of the future?  This course addresses healthcare system challenges all over the world – from the local level to the global. One example is the Covid-19 pandemic which has shown the importance to think in innovative and resilient ways to deliver care and staying healthy during challenging times. 

7. Design of Sustainable infrastructure and urban transformation – How do we design and build resilient cities; balance city’s dependencies on technological systems; transport mobility; infrastructure information development; adaptive use of space including environmental, social, economic, and technological aspects? 

8. Unlocking the potential of Additive Manufacturing – Additive manufacturing (AM) allows engineers to re-think designs and applications for a wide range of applications from aerospace and biomedical applications to automotive and consumer products. The technology offers high levels of design freedom and customization of components. 

There will also be two courses starting in study period 2: Transport informatics and Data-driven product realization.
Read more about all Tracks courses here​

How and why – apply for a Tracks course!

Kristina Henricson Briggs, vice leader of Tracks, thinks that everyone that are looking for a course as part of their electives or a course as extra curriculum should consider taking a Tracks course. 

“I think there is something that can be interesting for everyone!  If you want to work with current research and contribute to solve contemporary societal issues as part of your education, it’s a great experience. Tracks courses is also a step towards working life since the students gets experience from working in a team with mixed backgrounds”.

To apply for Tracks courses, you will find more information on the Study Portal​
Generally, the student needs to contact the examiner of each Tracks course, who is responsible for admission and registration. The examiner in the course can give more information about the application, start and end times and other questions that are course specific. 

About Tracks ​

Course specific prerequisites for each course (basic: level: TRA100 and advanced level: TRA105) are described in the syllabus that is found at the Study portal.

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