Tracks – a unique educational initiative
Tracks is a unique educational initiative regarding learning and learning environments that prepares the university for the needs of tomorrow.
Tracks are exactly what Chalmers students are offered – tracks between different programmes in the form of elective courses, where the choices are guided by personal interest. The framework of Tracks provides opportunities for individualised study and collaboration between students, industry, the community and academia.
Design your own educational profile with elective challenge-driven courses!
Chalmers welcomes industry and community organisations to become involved and contribute to the Tracks courses.
Chalmers Fuse is a multifaceted makerspace – a creative and inspiring meeting place for everyone at Chalmers.
If you are an alum you can apply for Tracks courses. Some courses are also available as contract education.
Background to Tracks
Tracks is focusing on learning and learning environment, new methods and facilities are developed to prepare Chalmers for the future. Tracks is financed by the Chalmers Foundation and was started formally on February 18, 2019. It is one of the biggest investments in education that has been made in the 190-year history of Chalmers.
Courses in engineering and architecture are usually organised by discipline: general mechanical engineering, chemical engineering and so on. Advanced subject knowledge is essential for qualitative engineering work, but engineers also need to develop interdisciplinary skills as a broader approach to systems thinking is required to solve the challenges of the future. Chalmers Tracks courses bring together students with different knowledge and backgrounds to work together on current societal challenges. This may involve collaborating on challenges in the healthcare sector or transport industry, or jointly addressing issues related to ethics and AI.
What is a Tracks course?
Tracks courses are part of Chalmers regular educational offerings but do not belong to any specific programme or department. Courses are interdisciplinary and elective. They are open to all Chalmers students in years 2–5 and to Chalmers alumni.
The way Tracks courses work is to develop your knowledge and skills in areas such as teamwork, ethics, communication and entrepreneurship – known as professional skills – without compromising on the more in-depth subject knowledge that each course provides.
Tracks courses are held in close collaboration with the wider community, industry and the latest research. By tackling real issues and current problems together, students develop new ways of working and networking outside their own subject areas and outside the world of academia. Tracks courses can function as a bridge from studies to working life and, for example, provide valuable experience of working in interdisciplinary teams.