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Posted in May 2013

Published a new course: Process Intensification

Just published the first master course Chemical Engineering: Process Intensification

In this course the students will learn the following subjects about Process Intensification

1. Introduction to Process Intensification(PI):
– sustainability-related issues in process industry;
– definitions of Process Intensification;
– fundamental principles and approaches of PI.

2. How to design a sustainable, inherently safer processing plant
– presentation of PI case study assignments.

3. PI Approaches:
– STRUCTURE – PI approach in spatial domain
– ENERGY – PI approach in thermodynamic domain
– SYNERGY – PI approach in functional domain
– TIME – PI approach in temporal domain

DelftX: Massive Open Online Courses

As you might have noticed, TU Delft offers ‘Massive Open Online Courses’ (MOOCs) on the edX-platform.The DelftX MOOCs provide a full educational experience to seemingly unlimited amounts of learners, for free!

Registration is now open!

In september TU Delft will offer two MOOCs for which you can registernow!

How does it work?

Online courses will have the same difficulty level as the campus courses: in a fixed period of eight to ten weeks and with opportunities for interaction between fellow participants. The courses include homework and exams. After succesful completion you will receive a certificate of mastery issued by DelftX.

DelftX classes take place at your convenience. Prefer to sleep in and study late? No worries. Videos and problem sets are available 24 hours a day, which means you can watch video and complete work whenever you have spare time. You simply register  and login to your course via the Internet and work through the course material, one week at a time.

a new course: Electrical Machines Drives

Today we have published a new master course Electrical Engineering: Electrical machines and drives


The course gives an overview of different types of electrical machines and drives. Different types of mechanica loads are discussed. Maxwell’s equations are applied to magnetic circuits including permanent magnets. DC machines, induction machines, synchronous machines, switched reluctance machines, brushless DC machines and single-phase machines are discussed with the power electronic converters used to drive them.
Study Goals
After following this course the students should have an overview over the different types of electrical machines and the way they are used in drive systems and they should be able to derive equations describing the steady-state performance of these machines

TU Delft receives two OCW Awards

Two courses of TU Delft OpenCourseWare received a OCWC CourseWare award at the OCWC Global Conference 2013.

These awards recognize outstanding course materials in two categories, Video & Multimedia and Text & Illustrations. Five awards will be given in each category.

Delft Design Guide received the award in the Text & Illustrations category.

The Delft Design Guide presents an overview of product design approaches and methods used in the Bachelor and Master curriculum at the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering in Delft.

Introduction to Aerospace Engineering I received the award in the category Video & Multimedia.

This first part of the course Introduction to Aerospace Engineering presents an overall picture of the aeronautics domain. This overview involves a number of different perspectives on the aerospace domain, and shows some basic principles of the most important concepts for flight. Then the basic aerodynamics are covered, followed by flight mechanics.

the credits go to the responsible teachers. For Delft Design Guide that are Annemiek van Boeijen en Jaap Daalhuizen en for Aerospace Engineering it is Jacco Hoekstra.

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