Current courses within Tracks

The information on this page will be continually updated. ​

 Tracks is a new educational format open for all 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

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.

To apply for Tracks courses, contact the examiner who is responsible for admission and registration. Contact information can be found in the information links below. 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.

All courses are presented below and as a student you may also read more about the courses in Canvas.

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. 


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,
Spring 2020 ​Spring 2021 In progress
Kathryn Strong Hansen​
Changing the world of microwaves by hydrogels B and A,

Hana Dobsicek Trefna​
Conveying 2D materials into practice A
Spring 2021 In progress Zhenyuan Xia ​
​Business idea identification using the example of materials B and A,
March 2021​ Open for applications (Mar 8)​ Uta Klement​

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

Optimize subsystems for electric vehicles
Fall 2019

Björn Pålsson​
Structural battery composites: Realization and multifunctional performance ​A,
​December 2019 ​Fall 2021
Leif Asp​
Solar car theory
​A and B,
Fall 2020​
Göran Gustafsson​
​Transport informatics A
November 2020​
Henrik Ringsberg​
​Emissions from transportation
​A and B,
Jan 2021​ In progress 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 B,
Summer 2019 April 2020 Spring 2021​ Open for applications
Magnus Karlsteen
Projects in music engineering: Awareness of sound​ B and A,
Spring 2020 Spring 2021

In progress
Mats Ander​
​Mechanics in sports ​B and A,
​Fall 2020
Martin Fagerström
Digitalization in sports ​B and A,
​Fall 2020
Dan Kuylenstierna
Here, there and everywhere – healthcare integrated in our everyday life and places A
Fall 2020 ​​​​​​​
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
Fall 2020

Anna Kaczorowska​​​


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

Unlocking the potential of Addivitive Manufacturing
Fall 2020

Fiona Schultz​
Statistical Engineering Practices for industrial development A,
March 2021​ Open for applications (Mar 8)​ Peter Hammersberg​
Thermoprocessable sustainable bio-based materials A,
March 2021​ Open for applications (Mar 8)​ Anette Larsson​
​Frugal Design B and A,
March 2021​ Open for applications (Mar 8)
Catarina Östlund​

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: Tue 26 Jan 2021.