The researchers of Transport Area of Advance are involved in teaching activities within and outside of Chalmers, for example together with the 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 digitalisation within the automotive industry through seven courses and a final capstone exam. It represents the equivalent of approx. 20 credits of coursework at the Chalmers Masters programmes Automotive Engineering or Systems, Control and Mechatronics.
International, industry relevant student collaborations
Since many years, Chalmers runs a joint student projects on bachelor level together with Penn State University and the Volvo Group, as well as with UC Berkeley and Volvo Cars. The aim of the projects is to significantly enhance the global awareness of the engineering students to better prepare them to work in a global economy. The vision entails student teams at Chalmers and Penn State or UC Berkeley 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. In the future, plans include expanding the programme and start projects together with other universities and companies.
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. Read more about Chalmers Formula Student here.
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. The competition is about constructing and buildning a small vehicle, that will transport one person as far as possible in one liter of gasoline. Connected to the competition is Chalmers Vera Team, a running student project that started in 2007 at Chalmers. Chalmers Vera Team annually consists of approximately 10 students from different year courses. Students do not get any credits for the project, but it is rewarding and a great merit as the students build an entire car themselves. The idea is that the car will then be included in the Shell Eco-marathon competition. Read more about Chalmers Vera Team here.