Tracks gives Chalmers students and alumni the opportunity to choose interdisciplinary and thematic courses. Tracks is a unique educational initiative regarding learning and learning environments that prepares the university and its students for the needs of tomorrow.
What is a Tracks course?
Tracks courses are part of Chalmers' educational offer, but do not belong to a specific programme or department. The idea is that students will meet and collaborate across programme boundaries and take on relevant challenges with a basis in real-world problems together. The purpose of Tracks is to meet the students' expectations and need for a more individualised study plan.
Tracks courses are interdisciplinary and elective, open to students at either basic or advanced level and to Chalmers alumni. You can study Tracks courses as a part of your programme or as an extra curriculum, depending of what suits you best. Through the courses you can choose to learn more about subjects that isn't included in your ordinary educational programme.
Tracks courses are held under current selected thematic areas. Under each theme there are a number of Tracks courses. The themes for the round of 20/21 are:
- Emerging technologies - from science to innovation
- Sustainable transport
- Health and sports technology
- Sustainable cities
- Sustainable production
In Chalmers’ Tracks courses students with different educational backgrounds meet and collaborate across programme boundaries. Studies within engineering and architecture have historically been organized by discipline: mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, etc. Deep knowledge in these subjects is necessary for qualitative engineering work, but engineers also need to develop professional skills regarding collaboration, communication, ethics and entrepreneurship.
Kick-start your career with professonal skills
The Tracks courses can function as a bridge, from your studies to working life. Tracks courses are held in close collaboration with wider society, industry and the cutting edge of research. By tackling real and current problems together within the framework of Tracks, the students create networks outside their own field of education and the world of academia.
The industry representatives that Chalmers collaborates with believe that Tracks gives students a great competitive advantage in their future careers. The experience of working in mixed teams is requested by many companies.
To give Chalmers students the best possible conditions, Tracks includes a large investment in Chalmers' learning environments on Campus Johanneberg. This is going to be a place where students from all programmes can meet to learn and create togheter under the same roof. In order to meet the needs of tomorrow, the flexible learning environment will include a a number of different workshops, studios for film and virtual reality, a physiology lab, textile studio and more. The inauguration is expected to take place in early 2022.
Read more about Tracks current courses