Select a Tracks course

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Students in the Fuse lab.

Tracks gives you the opportunity to broaden and deepen your knowledge. Personalise your education with Tracks challenge-driven courses in close collaboration with research, industry and society.

Tracks courses are elective and open to Chalmers students from all programmes, year 2–5 and master's, as well as to doctoral students, Chalmers alumni and professionals. All courses are taught entirely in English.

Studenter samarbetar i en trackskurs

Tracks offers interdisciplinary and elective courses. Participants collaborate across programme boundaries to learn by exploring societal and scientific challenges together.

Most Tracks courses use Chalmers makerspace Fuse.

One purpose of Tracks is to offer students a more individualised study plan. The courses are categorised under different thematic areas, all of which are closely connected to Chalmers' cutting-edge research and to global societal challenges.

Courses starting in study period 1 open for application!

  • 30 April, late afternoon – The course selection opens
  • 14 May – Last day to select courses
  • 23 May – Notification of selection results
  • 20 August – The course selection opens for late applications
  • 6 September – Last day for late applications

Notification of selection results for late applications are sent out continuously, but earliest 3-4 working days after your application.

collaboration between students

Kick-start your career with professonal skills

Tracks courses can function as a bridge, from your studies to working life.​ 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 teams with mixed backrounds and competencies, is requested by many companies. Tracks courses also have a cross-disciplinary and project-based working method that is similar to the reality in working life.

Overview all courses

You can study Tracks courses as a part of your programme or as an extra curriculum, depending of what suits you best. The courses below are presented in alphabetical order.

How to apply

Starting with the courses in study period 1, 2024, Tracks courses will be selected in the general course selections at Chalmers.

For alumni, PhD-stduents and professionals the course selection follows a different process. See more information below.

Facts about Tracks

Companies and organisations can in some cases use Tracks courses as fee-based professional education, you are welcome to contact uppdragsutbildning@chalmers.se for more information.

Description of all Tracks courses

Tracks courses are organised under different themes.

The themes are: Emerging energy systems, Emerging technologies - from science to innovation, Future transport systems, Health and sports technology, Sustainable cities and Future production. 

Emerging energy systems

Emerging energy systems is a theme, sprung from a current need for increased knowledge in several energy systems. In a short time, we have developed courses teaching our participants about the latest research and innovations used to tackle future energy needs.

The theme includes everything from fuel cells and batteries to solar energy and carbon capture. Moreover, Chalmers has a close collaboration with industries in the transformation process to new sustainable energy systems.

Solar Cells

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Emerging technologies - from science to innovation

Emerging Technologies is an exciting theme, including technologies that are under development and whose practical applications still are largely unrealised. Examples of such technologies are AI, quantum material and quantum technology, nanostructures and graphene. 

Quantum Computer inside

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Health and sports technology

This is a field where Chalmers has many interesting connections to the society, connections that may be available for more students. To combine health and sport with technology is highly relevant, and can be combined with many educational programmes at Chalmers. The theme is also logical as Chalmers is a National sports university (Riksidrottsuniversitet). 

In Tracks makerspace, Chalmers Fuse, a unique physiology lab is located. The physiology lab is used for various studies and experiments, where measurement data is collected for the analysis of human movement. The lab consists of a large treadmill that can be tilted 25% at a speed of 50km/h. The band is suitable for skiing, running, roller skiing, inline skating, gait analysis and cycling. All around the lab are high-speed cameras and motion tracking equipment.