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Course module: 202000247
Frontiers in High-Tech Systems and Materials
Course infoSchedule
Course module202000247
Credits (ECTS)5
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact G.R.B.E. Römer
PreviousNext 5
Lecturer R. Akkerman
prof.dr. A. Blume
Lecturer A.H. van den Boogaard
Lecturer D.M. Brouwer
Lecturer W.B.J. Hakvoort
Academic year2021
Starting block
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
This course will be offered during the first AND second AND third AND fourth quartile.

When developing, designing and producing new products or new manufacturing systems for high-tech applications (such as robotics, healthcare, computer chips manufacturing, aircraft, spacecraft energy generation to name a few) a mechanical engineer is confronted with mechanics, materials, control and processes. The goals of this course are two-fold. Firstly, the student will acquire an overview of the cutting-edge in research, development areas and novel technologies in the field of High-Tech Systems and Materials (HTSM). Secondly, the student will acquire in-depth knowledge of a particular research topic within the field of HTSM.
The course will involve a series of 8 keynote lectures from keynote speakers presenting the different themes, developments and perspectives of High-Tech Systems and Materials (HTSM). These 8 keynote lectures are scheduled through the academic year. Four lectures will cover “Material”  topics and four lectures will cover “System” topics. Attendance to at least 6 out of 8 of these lectures is mandatory. As the state-of-the-art in the field of HTSM is presented, the topics of keynotes, and the keynote speakers, can vary from year to year. After attending at least 4 out of 8 keynotes lectures, the student will make a motivated selection for one particular topic within the themes of HTSM, for which (s)he will carry out a more detailed literature study, or assignment, and write a technical paper on the chosen topic.
Participating study
Master Mechanical Engineering
Required materials
Recommended materials
Slides of the keynote lectures
Background information on High-Tech Materials and Systems
Instructional modes
Presence dutyYes

Project supervised
Presence dutyYes


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