Current courses within Tracks

The information on this page will be continually updated. ​

 Tracks is a new educational format open for students at Chalmers and alumni. The aim is to create inter-disciplinary courses where the participants learn by exploring societal and scientific challenges together.

How to apply for courses

1. Read more about the courses, posters are linked in the table below
2. Courses may be used as electives or extra curricula – think about what suits you the best
3. If you have questions, contact the examiner of the course, the names are linked in the contact column
4. To apply for Tracks courses, contact the examiner who is responsible for admission and registration. Please contact the examiner in the course you are interested in for more information about the application, start and end times and other questions that are course-specific
5. Decide which course you would like to apply for and send in your application to the examiner before deadline. Include the necessary documents asked for by the examiner
6. If admitted, you will be able to influence the schedule when you come to the first class – scheduling is done together with the participants of the course

All courses are open to all students at Chalmers in year 2-5 and alumni. Course-specific prerequisites for each course (basic: level: TRA100 and advanced level: TRA105) are described in the syllabus that is found in the Study portal.

All courses are presented below and as a student you may also read more about the courses on the Page "Tracks for students" in Canvas. In Canvas, or here, you will also find the latest Student information presentation from the Spring of 2021.

Apply as an alumni 

The application procedure for you who are an alumni is the same as for Chalmers students, as described above.

It can be good to know that the schedules are determined at the beginning of each course in a dialogue between participants and teachers. In the table below you will find more information about courses and application dates. 

Courses

The themes for courses during the round of 20/21 are Emerging technologies - from science to innovation, Sustainable transport, Health and sports technology, Sustainable cities, and Sustainable production. 


All courses below may be used as elective courses. There are four deadlines per year for applications to the courses - two weeks before every study period starts. See specific details for the courses in the table below.


Theme - Emerging technologies - from science to innovation
Level (Basic B, Advanced A), credits ​Round 1 Pilot Round 2 Round 3 Status (deadline) Contact​


Emerging Technology Ethics Through Fiction  B and A,
7.5
Spring 2020 ​Spring 2021
Kathryn Strong Hansen​
Changing the world of microwaves by hydrogels B and A,
7.5​
Fall
2020​
Sep
2021
Open for applications (June 30)
Hana Dobsicek Trefna​
Conveying 2D materials into practice A
7.5​
Spring 2021 In progress Zhenyuan Xia ​
Building and programming a quantum computer A,
7.5​
Sep - Dec
2021​
Open for applications (June 15)​ Attila Geresdi​
​Solar Energy: from Photons to Future (Societal) Impact A
7.5​
November 2021​ Bo Albinsson​


​T​heme - Sustainable Transports ​Level (Basic B, Advanced  A), credits ​Round 1 Pilot ​Round 2 ​Round 3 Status (deadline) ​Contact






Structural batteries - design, manufacture and characterisation
​A,
7.5
​December 2019 ​Sep-Dec 2021

Leif Asp​
​Transport informatics A
7.5​
November 2020​ November 2021​
Henrik Ringsberg​
​Emissions from transportation
​A and B,
7.5
Jan 2021​
Jonas Sjöblom​


​Theme​ - Health and sports technology ​Level (Basic B/ Advanced  A), credits
​Round 1 Pilot ​Round 2 ​Round 3 Status (deadline) Contact​




Equestrian sports project
Case 2021
B,
7.5
Summer 2019 April 2020 April 14,
2021
In progress
Magnus Karlsteen
Projects in music engineering: Awareness of sound​ B and A,
7.5
Spring 2020 Spring 2021

In progress
Mats Ander​
Mechanics in sports ​B and A,
7.5
​Fall 2020 Sep 2021​
Open for applications (June 15)
Martin Fagerström
Digitalization in sports ​B and A,
7.5 [MTS]
​Fall 2020 Sep 2021​ Open for applications (June 15)
Dan Kuylenstierna
Here, there and everywhere - healthcare provision in new ways and in new arenas
A
7.5 [MTS]
Fall 2020 Sep 2021 ​​​​​​​Open for applications (June 2)​
Patrik Alexandersson​​
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Watch more about Projects of music engineering from the spring of 2020!

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Theme - Sustainable Cities
Level (Basic B, Advanced A), credits ​Round 1 Pilot Round 2 Round 3 Status (deadline) Contact​





Design of Sustainable infrastructure and urban transformation
A
7.5 [MTS]
Fall 2020
​Sep 2021 Open for applications (June 30)
Sebastien Rauch



 

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Theme - Sustainable Production
Level (Basic B, Advanced A), credits ​Round 1 Pilot Round 2 Round 3 Status (deadline) Contact​





Unlocking the potential of Additive Manufacturing
 
A,
7.5
Fall 2020
​Sep 2021 Open for applications (June 25)
Fiona Schultz​
Statistical Engineering Practices for industrial development A,
7.5​
March 2021​ In progress Peter Hammersberg​
Thermoprocessable sustainable bio-based materials A,
7.5​
March 2021​ In progress Anette Larsson​
Frugal Design A,
7.5
March 2021​ In progress
Catarina Östlund​
​Data-driven product realization A,
7.5​
October
2021​
Open for applications (Sep 30)​ Anders Skoogh

For students interested in sustainable production and sustainable products it may be interesting to look into the course KBT135 Waste management (not a Tracks course) which is open for all students on master's level. Read more about the course at the Study portal.

All Tracks courses are given three times as long as at least five students have been given a place in the course. If there are no applicants for a course, it will be closed. The courses are evaluated on an ongoing basis and can be given an additional three times if the interest is large. There will be a maximum of six courses under each theme (not including summer courses). Tracks courses can be used as elective courses or extracurricular courses.

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Page manager Published: Wed 02 Jun 2021.