The researchers of Transport Area of Advance are involved in teaching activities within and outside of Chalmers, for example together with University of Gothenburg and other universities, on a national or international level.
Micromasters programme on Emerging automotive technologies
Chalmers’ digital campus ChalmersX
offers moocs, open online courses through edX. In 2018, Chalmers launched Scandinavia’s first MicroMasters® programme, on Emerging Automotive Technologies. The programme provides learners with a holistic perspective on emerging technologies fostering sustainability and digitalization within the automotive industry through seven courses and a final capstone exam. It represents the equivalent of ca 20 credits of coursework at the Chalmers Masters programmes Automotive Engineering or Systems, Control and Mechatronics.
ChalmersX also offers moocs on on Supply Chain Management and Logistics, teaching the basics of designing sound and effective systems that save time, money and energy.
International, industry relevant student collaboration
Since many years, Chalmers runs a joint student project on BSc-level together with Penn State University and the Volvo Group. The aim of the project is to significantly enhance the global awareness of the engineering students to better prepare them to work in the global economy. The vision entails student teams at Chalmers and Penn State working together on industry supplied projects. The student collaboration mimics the operation of multinational corporate global engineering teams and is basically a non-travel based activity. We are now planning to expand the program and start projects together with other universities and companies, in particular Volvo Cars.
Student competitions and projects
In order to connect education with research and innovation, the Transport Area of Advance also encourages students to participate in different student competitions and projects.
Formula Student is the largest engineering competition in the world. The year-long project of building a competitive race car provides Chalmers students with immense knowledge and experience. Close cooperation with the automotive industry also gives the students access to state-of-the-art equipment, and make them highly attractive for a future career in industry. In collaboration with University of Gothenburg, Chalmers participates in the driverless class in 2018.
Another educational and highly challenging student competition is the Shell Eco-marathon where students around the world compete in designing, building and driving the most energy-efficient car. In 2018, Chalmers students participate in the competition in France.
The education in Challenge Lab is a way of realizing transformative learning and leadership for a sustainable future. Here students learn in a co-creation fashion through action-based projects and through tools fine-tuned to help the student work with complex challenges. In the Challenge Lab, the students get the opportunity to develop unique skills in working across disciplines and from a challenge-driven educational paradigm.