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. Your personal number and your CID are needed for registration and should be included in all applications.
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. 


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 [MTS]
Spring 2020 ​Spring 2021 ​Spring 2022
Kathryn Strong Hansen​
Changing the world of microwaves by hydrogels B and A,
Spring 2022

Hana Dobsicek Trefna​
Conveying 2D materials into practice A
Spring 2021 ​Feb - June 2022  
Zhenyuan Xia ​
Building and programming a quantum computer A,
Sep - Dec

Attila Geresdi​
​Solar Energy: from Photons to Future (Societal) Impact A
November 2021​
Bo Albinsson​
Technology, Politics, Society A,
March 2022​ Open for applications (Feb 28)​ Karl de Fine Licht​
​Carbon capture, utilization and storage - a path towards negative emissions A,
Fall 2022​ Tobias Mattisson​

​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
​December 2019 ​Sep-Dec 2021

Leif Asp​
​Transport informatics A
November 2020​

Henrik Ringsberg​
​Emissions from transportation
​A and B,
7.5 [MTS]
Jan 2021​ November 2021​
Jonas Sjöblom​
Engineering Fluid-Structure Interaction: Technologies and Practices A and B,
Jan 2022​
Hua-Dong Yao
Fuel Cell Systems A,
Jan 2022​
Björn Wickman​

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

Music engineering: Awareness of sound​ B and A,
7.5 [MTS]
Spring 2020 Spring 2021
Spring 2022

Mats Ander​
Mechanics in sports ​B and A,
​Fall 2020

Martin Fagerström
Digitalization in sports ​B and A,
7.5 [MTS]
​Fall 2020 Sep 2021​
Dan Kuylenstierna
Here, there and everywhere - healthcare provision in new ways and in new arenas
7.5 [MTS]
Fall 2020 Sep 2021 Feb 2 - May 15 2022
Patrik Alexandersson​​
Watch more about Projects of music engineering from the spring of 2020!

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
7.5 [MTS]
Fall 2020
​Sep 2021
Sebastien Rauch
​Adaptation to Future Environments
7.5 or 15
Spring 2022​
Jonas Lundberg


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
Fall 2020
​Fall 2022

Fiona Schultz​
Statistical Engineering Practices for industrial development B and A,
March 2021​ Jan-June 2022
Peter Hammersberg​
Thermoprocessable sustainable bio-based materials A,
March 2021​
​March 21,
Open for applications (Feb 28)
Anette Larsson​
Frugal Design A,
7.5 [MTS]
March 2021​ ​March 2022 Open for applications (March 1)
Catarina Östlund​
​Data-driven product realization A,

Anders Skoogh
​Functional Ceramics and Hard Materials B and A,
March 2022​ Open for applications ()​ Uta Klement

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.


Page manager Published: Thu 27 Jan 2022.