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Posted in March 2012

New course: Use of Underground Space

TU Delft OpenEr published a Bachelor Civil Engineering course: Use of Underground Space. This is the first bachelor course of Civil Engineering.


underground space Students obtain basic knowledge of the multidisciplinary aspects of the use of undergrounds space. Based on knowledge about the characteristics of several construction technologies they are able to asses their applicability in different situations. This may be different geological or physical conditions. They are able to analyze and structure the complex decision making process that is related to the use of underground space and define an integral approach


a new architecture course published: Sun, Wind, Water, Earth, Life, Living

The course aims is to understand the relation between urban design and planning and the aspects of:- sun, energy and plants – wind, sound and noise – water, traffic and other networks – earth, soil and site preparation – life, ecology and nature preservation – living, human density, economy and environment.

legends for designThese themes in sustainable urban engineering are related to legends for design, described in a wide variety of lecture papers (720 pages, 1000 figures, 200 references, 5000 key words, 400 questions), accompanied by interactive Excel computer programmes to get quantitative insight. The assignment is an evaluation of an own earlier and future design work integrating sun, plantation, wind, noise, water, traffic, earth, land preparation, cables and pipes, life, natural differentiation, living, density, environment and proposing new legends for design. Study Goals The student: – is able to link urban interventions to urban development technology and within that interrelate urban designers to relevant technical specialists – is able to integrating sun, plantation, wind, noise, water, traffic, earth, land preparation, cables and pipes, life, natural differentiation, living, density, environment – is able to develop new legends for design from the perspective of sustainable urban engineering.

Open Resources: Transforming the Way Knowledge Is Spread

From 5-10 March the Open Education Week took place worldwide. The European Open Education Event took place on March 7th in Delft and proved to be a big succes! Dutch State Secretary Education Halbe Zijlstra offered a speech, the President of the OpenCourseWare Consortium Anka Mulder provided a presentation, WikiWijs and European Commissioner Neelie Kroes provided video messages and the Panel discussion made the event complete.

You can still view the entire event, check out all presentations and photo’s via http://opencourseware.eu/openeducationevent2012.

The event brought about quite some media coverage, including articles by the New York Times Europe and the International Herald Tribune, writing about how open resources might transform the way knowledge is spread.

"For thousands of years, she said, anyone who wanted access to knowledge had to first find a teacher or an expert. After the printing press was invented, libraries and universities became repositories of knowledge. But now with the Internet, “universities do not hold the monopoly on information anymore,” Ms. Mulder said."

Delft Open Education Event (today): Live Broadcast

The European Open Education Week event starts today, at 13:30 (Amsterdam time), in Delft. You can watch the live broadcast via http://opencourseware.eu/oew2012live and participate in the discussion via twitter (#oew12nl).

The program is available here. Dutch State secretaty of Education Halbe Zijlstra will offer a speech and director of the OpenCourseWare Consortium/Director Education TU Delft/Secretary General TU Delft Anka Mulder will offer a presentation.

We’ll have two video messages of Wikiwijs and Neelie Kroes and there will be a panel discussion between Fred Mulder (UNESCO Chair in OER at Open Universiteit and Chair Steering Committee Wikiwijs), Arnold Jonk (director Knowledge of Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture & Science) Lieve Van den Brande (European Commission, DG Education and Culture) and Greetje van den Bergh (Chair Netherlands National Commission for UNESCO). 


Open Education Week starts Today!

The Open Education Week starts today! Don’t forget to check http://www.openeducationweek.org/ for all the interesting events and webinars that are being organised and broadcast this week, worldwide!

"Welcome to the first ever Open Education Week!  Open Education Week is taking place from 5-10 March 2012 online and in locally hosted events around the world.  The purpose of Open Education Week is to raise awareness of the open education movement and its impact on teaching and learning worldwide. Participation in all events and use of all resources is free an open to anyone."

And also, don’t forget the European Open Education Event next Wednesday, March 7! http://opencourseware.eu/OpenEducationEvent2012 

"The OpenCourseWare Consortium is organising the first annual Open Education Week from March 5 – 10, 2012. Open Education Week is a global event, raising awareness about the benefits of free and open sharing in education, especially Open Educational Resources (OER).  OER are high-quality, free and open educational materials that offer opportunities for people anywhere in the world to share, use and reuse." http://opencourseware.eu/OpenEducationEvent2012   

Nieuwe cursus gepublieerd: Project Maritieme Industrie

De cursus Project Maritieme industrie is een cursus speciaal voor beginnende studenten Maritieme Techniek.

Tijdens deze cursus wordt de student bekend gemaakt met de TU Delft, met name met het onderwijsprogramma Maritieme Techniek. Er wordt gevraagd een vervoersconcept te onwikkelen, op basis van een vervoersvraag en een aantal randvoorwaarden. Hierbij behorend dient de student een scheepsconcept te ontwikkelen.


In deze cursus leert de student:

1.bekend te raken met de TU Delft; met name met het onderwijsprogramma MT, de indeling van het gebouw en informatiebronnen van de Centrale Bibliotheek, de databases MARNA en SHIPDES (alleen binnen de campus te raadplegen) en het internet;

2.eenvoudige berekeningen te kunnen uitvoeren in EXCEL;

3.in staat te zijn de eigen studie te organiseren

4.op basis van een vervoersvraag en een aantal randvoorwaarden een vervoersconcept te kunnen ontwikkelen en de keus voor de verschillende elementen van het vervoersconcept te kunnen beargumenteren

5.op basis van voorbeeldschepen een scheepsconcept behorende bij het vervoersconcept te ontwikkelen en de keus voor de verschillende elementen van het scheepsconcept te kunnen beargumenteren;

6.het ontworpen schip middels een handschets te kunnen visualiseren;

7.een exploitatieberekening te maken van het scheeps- en vervoersconcept en te kunnen onderbouwen hoe en waarom verschillende variaties in deze concepten de exploitatie beïnvloeden. 

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