Select a Tracks course
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 and Chalmers alumni. All courses are taught entirely in English.
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.
Open for application!
Apply for a Tracks course:
- Engineering across cultures and nations (Summer course May 15 – Aug 15, 2023, open for application until April 15)
- Modern Energy Technologies and Systems (Starts study period 1 2023, open for application until May 4)
- ENHANCE Summer School in Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Innovation (Starts June 15, open for application until May 8)
- Improving healthcare (Starts study period 1 2023, open for application until May 22)
- Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) – Pathways to Negative Emissions (Starts study period 1 2023, open for application until June 9)
- Battery materials and manufacturing (Starts study period 1 2023, open for application until August 1)
Current and upcoming courses:
- Adaption to future environments (Spring 2023)
- Advances in bioimaging for next generation drug delivery (Spring 2023)
- Fuel Cell Systems (Spring 2023)
- Frugal Design (Spring 2023)
- Music engineering (Spring 2023)
- Statistical Engineering Practices for Industrial Development (Spring 2023)
- Technology, Politics, Society (Spring 2023)
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.
Companies and organisations can in some cases use Tracks courses as fee-based professional education, you are welcome to contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Description of all Tracks courses
Tracks courses are organised under different themes.
The themes for the round of 2022/2023 are Emerging technologies - from science to innovation, Sustainable transport, Health and sports technology, Sustainable cities, and Sustainable production.
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. The link to graphene is natural because Chalmers University of Technology is the host of The Graphene Flagship – a Future and Emerging Technology Flagship by the European Commission.
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.
A theme that can include everything from issues regarding water and electricity to recycling and housebuilding. Cities face several challenges linked to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, where Chalmers can offer an interdisciplinary study and research environment.
It is possible to use Chalmers campus as a test arena for various projects and solutions within this theme!
The theme includes both sustainable production and sustainable products. As part of the restructuring of the industry, students in several different areas must develop professional skills that can help the progress of different sustainable production solutions.
A highly relevant field in the transformation into a more sustainable society. Chalmers has a range of research within this field and most educational programmes are relevant in these projects.
Tracks offers summer courses. The courses below were the courses of summer 2022, but they may come back for a second round.
How to apply
Every Tracks course is unique. Please see the correct information about prerequisites and how to apply on each course page.