FOR WHO: The course is targeting professionals who want to deepen their knowledge of emissions from transportation, e.g. high school teachers, civil servants and politicians in public administration, engineers in the field of transport (car manufacturers, fuel production, logistics, ...) WHAT AND WHY: The purpose of the course is to provide a holistic perspective and increased knowledge in air pollution, to distinguish between climate effects and health effects, but also to provide insight into the tools to bring about social change. The climate is changing at an increasingly rapid pace and all the focus is on reducing CO2 emissions. However, our society relies heavily on energy conversions, e.g. for transport. Although some transport uses renewable (liquid) fuels, the CO2 balance is affected. Even if some transport is electrified, more CO2 emissions arise in the manufacture of, for example, batteries (and many cases of fossil-based electricity production). But transport also creates other emissions, so-called local emissions which mainly affect people and nature. As modern combustion engines emit very little air pollution, the composition changes and so-called wear particles also play a greater role in human health. Air pollution causes about 5 million premature deaths and is, after cancer, the greatest threat to human health. But local emissions also affect the climate. For example, marine transport will contribute with so-called albedo effects due to particle emissions (from internal combustion engines) and risk worsening climate change even more. This course deals with all the different aspects of air pollution from transport. WHEN AND HOW: You choose when and at what pace you want to carry out the steps. All parts of the course are free of charge. The course consists of five modules: 1. Introduction 2. The energy system and energy carriers 3. Energy converters (engines) and reduction of emissions (exhaust gas treatment) 4. Measurement and monitoring 5. Health effects, societal aspects Each module contains several lectures and for each lecture and module there is a quiz where you can get confirmation that you have understood the most important things. Going through the entire course takes about 3–5 weeks, depending on how intensively/extensively you read. You can also choose to read parts of the course
Skills in development work are becoming increasing importance in professional life. This course offers you the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in product development, production development, and business development, as well as the relationship between these areas. You will be introduced to systematic working methods for product development, production development, and business development, with a specific focus on innovation and creativity in practical contexts. The goal of the course is to provide a deep understanding of the application of various processes in different types of development work. The objective is for course participants to enhance their ability to understand and apply development processes and gain deeper insights into how these processes relate to organizations' innovation and business strategies in order to achieve circular flows, resilience, and sustainability in the manufacturing industry. The teaching consists of self-study using course literature, films, and other materials through an internet-based course platform, as well as scheduled webinars and written reflections. There are no physical meetings; only digital online seminars are incuded. Study hours: 40 hours distributed over 7 weeks Scheduled online seminars: 30th January, 13th February, 27th February, and 13th March 2024. The course begins on the 30th of January 2024: (Week 5) 30th January: Webinar 1: Introduction – Part 1 (Focus: Product development) (Week 7) 13th February: Webinar 2: Part 2 (Focus: Production development) (Week 9) 27th February: Webinar 3: Part 3 (Focus: Business development) (Week 11) 13th March: Webinar 4: Final presentations and course evaluation Target Group This course is primarily intended for engineers in management or middle management positions within industry, whether they are recent graduates or individuals with extensive experience. The course is suitable for individuals with backgrounds in mechanical engineering, industrial engineering management, or similar educational background. Entry Requirements To be eligible for this course, participants must have completed courses equivalent to at least 120 credits, with a minimum of 90 ntry Requirementscredits in a technical subject area, with at least a passing grade, or equivalent knowledge. Proficiency in English is also required, equivalent to English Level 6. Link to Syllabus Please note that the number of participants for this course is limited, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible!