Our 20,000 students read courses and study programmes in Business, Health, Engineering and Education. We conduct research within all areas of education and have internationally outstanding research in future energy and embedded systems. Our close cooperation with the private and public sectors enables us at MDU to help people feel better and the earth to last longer. Mälardalen University is located on both sides of Lake Mälaren with campuses in Eskilstuna and Västerås.
The main goal of this course is to teach you basic knowledge and skills in argumentation.You will be engaged in co-constructing evidence-based justifications as well as in analyzing existing justifications in search of argumentation fallacies. Individual work as well as group-based work will allow you to practice. You will analyze climate-related articles (published in scientific literature but also in the news) and will extract the implicit underlying arguments and provide their analysis.Ultimately, this course will help you to develop basic argumentative skills needed to critically join the debate in society on climate goals. Who is the course for?CLIMATE GOALS, ARGUMENTATION, EVIDENCE is aimed at anyone who is interested in moving the first steps into the argumentation domain with the purpose of joining the debate on climate goals.An engineer (but also a politician) is expected to have founded arguments before taking any (climate-related) action. A citizen is expected to have founded arguments before engaging and sustaining any climate-related political agenda. How is the course structured?The course is a 4-week course. Each week mainly focuses on a single Intended Learning Outcome.
This course will provide a detailed theoretical and practical knowledge in the art of configuring and securing computer networks and create network topologies. Together with Computer Networks I, distance course (Datakommunikation i nätverk I, distanskurs) you will be covering most, but not all, of the content that are part of a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certificate. The certificate is not part of this course.
You will learn how to assess industrial Augmented Reality threats, their potential impact on the facilities and employees, and how to mitigate these threats. The course will also provide opportunities to apply new knowledge in use-cases of industrial relevance.
Numerical models are used in every engineering task, from conceptual design to optimization, control, and diagnostics. As the process becomes more complex, data driven models are a powerful tool that allows to quantify relationships between available data and observations, which forms the basis for machine learning. Image recognition, spam filtering, and predictive analytics are some examples of how we can use data driven models. This course provides a simple introduction to fundamental techniques for dimensionality reduction, classification, and regression, which can be applied to all types of engineering problems.
In this course you will learn how to design production systems using XR. By visualizing production processes using various XR technologies, you will gain an understanding of when each technology is best suited and how it can be implemented.
Hydrogen is a clean fuel, a versatile energy carrier, and seems to be the answer to the climate change challenge. Why is everyone talking about it, and how is it going to replace traditional fuels? This modularized course provides a comprehensive overview on hydrogen as an energy carrier, with focus on fuel cell as hydrogen conversion technology. Hydrogen production and storage and their role in decarbonization will be covered. Different fuel cell technologies will be analyzed and discussed to present benefits and challenges in the use of hydrogen for power production, urban mobility, aviation, transportation, residential sector and much more. The learners will be able to combine the available modules to create their personalized education based on their needs and get insights on where and when hydrogen can play a role in a carbon-free society.
The course provides a basic understanding of how the product interacts with industrial processes and how this can made more efficient. You will also learn how to use time-to-volume with high quality as a strategy to achieve high productivity and low cost. The course gives you the tools and methods for managing industrialization challenges. By using these, you can ensure fast and cost-effective industrialization. The course also provides an overview of how you can reduce the risk of failure with your industrialization.
Would you like to know what Industry 4.0 is about? Then this course is for you! In the course, we look at enabling technologies of Industry 4.0 from a human and industrial perspective. The course covers many topics and you will learn the basic terminology related to Industry 4.0 as well as insight and understanding of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and how it is set to affect industry and individuals.
The information and communication technology (ICT) sector is responsible for approx. 1.8-2.8% of the global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2020, and software is both part of the problems and the solutions. Traditional software engineering principles and techniques do not consider the climate, environment, and sustainability aspects in building and using software for any purpose. We, software engineers, developers, researchers, climate scientists, and various other related stakeholders, need to think about how we can reduce the carbon footprint due to building and using software-intensive systems. Green and sustainable software engineering is an emerging concept that can help reduce the carbon footprint related to software. In this introductory course, we will introduce the concept of green and sustainable software engineering and the engineering process to build green and sustainable software. Topics Sustainable and green computing Sustainable and green software engineering Process Energy efficient computing Sustainability issues in Scientific computing You will learnBy the end of the course, you will be able to: analyze the green and sustainability issues in traditional software engineering, identify and incorporate key elements to be included in the software engineering process to make the software green and sustainable, and use techniques to make your software code energy efficient. Who is the course for?This course is designed for those who are software developers, managers and software related policy makers, or have knowledge about software development, and want to consider the green and sustainability aspects in their everyday life. Also, this course will be useful for computational scientists who build green software and want to know more about these aspects in software engineering. However, this is an introductory course, and it will show a path for life-long learning to build more in-depth knowledge in each concept introduced in this course.
Do you want to learn the basics of Industry 4.0, at your own pace, whenever you want? Then the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) Introduction to Industry 4.0 is for you. You will learn basic terminology and theory while gaining insight and understanding of the fourth industrial revolution and how it affects us. The MOOC: Introduction to Industry 4.0 is part of MDU's investment in smart production. The course is divided into ten modules, each of which describes different technologies in Industry 4.0. We estimate that it will take about 40 hours to complete the course and it is in English. The MOOC can also give you eligibility to apply for these 3 university courses at Mälardalen University: Internet of things for industrial applications, 5 credits Simulation of production system, 5 credits Big data for industrial applications, 5 credits
Do you want to be efficient, effective and minimize waste by learning and implementing lean production tools? This course provides insight into the demands and challenges posed by competitive production in industrial production systems and develops your ability to participate in and to drive improvement work. The course focuses on efficient lean production. Through theory and project work, you will learn useful techniques, methods and strategies. You will obtain the necessary knowledge and training to carry out value stream mapping and other forms of improvement work. The course offers current and competitive knowledge through its close links with our successful research and partner companies. It provides basic knowledge and understanding of the modern view of lean production in industrial activity.
The aim of this course is to give students insight about certification and about what it means to certify/self-assess safety- critical systems with focus on software system and to create a safety case, including a multi-concern perspective when needed and reuse opportunities, when appropriate.