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 open for application!

Application deadline 29th of February

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.

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. 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.

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.

swimmer

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Sustainable Cities

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!

model of a miniture city

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Future production

The theme includes both future production and future 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 future production solutions.

produktionssystemslabratorie

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Future transport systems

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.

Viktlös energilagring för transportsektorn

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Summer courses

Tracks offers summer courses. The course below is from the summer 2023, but it may come back for a third round.

How to apply

Every Tracks course is unique. Please see the correct information about prerequisites and how to apply on each course page.

Tracks courses are selected outside of the general course selections at Chalmers.

Facts about Tracks