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Starts : 2017-03-21
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edX Free English Computer Science EdX Electronics Engineering HKUSTx

Have you ever wondered how information is transmitted using your mobile phone or a WiFi hotspot? This introductory course seeks to enable you to understand the basic engineering tools used and tradeoffs encountered in the design of these communication systems.  
 
This course is divided into three parts. In Part 1, we examine the point-to-point link, which communicates information from a single transmitter to a single receiver. Part 2 examines how multiple transmitters can share the same physical channel. Part 3 discusses how information can be transmitted reliably from one station to another over a network that connects multiple stations. Online interactive exercises are included to help build your intuition.

This course was inspired by and built upon the course 6.02 Digital Communication Systems developed at MIT, which Prof Bertram Shi worked on during his sabbatical in 2009.

Starts : 2017-03-22
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edX Free English Business & Management DelftX EdX Engineering

This professional education course is designed for engineers either currently holding a management position or preparing for one. If it’s your ambition to become a truly, effective leader, this course taught by internationally renowned experts in the field will help you to develop the skills you need to effectively lead organizations, projects and people to successful outcomes.

Why leadership for engineers? Engineers have unique mindsets that give them the potential to be highly competent business leaders. As leaders, engineers have clear advantages: they are analytical, technically skilled, project-based, good with numbers and well-used to problem-solving.

However, engineers cannot rely on this skillset alone when exercising leadership in today’s world. The problems business leaders are required to deal with are often unstructured and lack a single correct solution. The increasingly non-hierarchical nature of our world complicates this further. Problems have to be solved within complex networks of actors, each with their own interests and perspectives.

In this business and management course you will learn how to develop and apply a new mindset for leadership – a process-based mindset - through mastering captivating concepts and engaging in challenging assignments. There are risks associated with this new type of mindset and the course will show how they can be managed effectively. An integrated approach combining elements of the more common project-based and the process-based mindsets will be presented.

You will learn how to lead in an organization of autonomous knowledge workers and find the answers to questions such as: “How should you deal with information asymmetry?” “How can you deal with resistance?” “How to build trust with players with other interests?”

You will gain experience of leading groups and learn to define roles and norms as well as how to deal with group dynamics such as conflict and cooperation. Furthermore, you learn how to motivate group members to ensure successful group performance.

The content of the course is diverse and includes videos, real-world assignments and practical skills such as negotiation and dealing with group issues. You will also have the opportunity to exchange cases and experiences with the course staff as well as with like-minded professionals who are also seeking to develop their leadership skills just like you.

Starts : 2017-03-15
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edX Free English EdX Engineering EPFLx Math

Vous voulez apprendre l'algèbre linéaire, un précieux outil complémentaire à vos connaissances acquises durant vos études en économie, ingénierie, physique, ou statistique? Ou simplement pour la beauté de la matière? Alors ce cours est fait pour vous! Outre remplir le rôle d'outil dans les différentes branches mentionnées ci-dessus (permettant la résolution de problèmes concrets), l'algèbre linéaire, qui capture l'essence des mathématiques -à savoir, l'algèbre et la géométrie- vous introduira au monde plus abstrait des mathématiques.

Proposé comme complément de cours aux ingénieurs de première année à l'Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, ce MOOC (composé de trois parties) n'en est pas moins un cours à part entière et peut être considéré comme une base solide d'algèbre linéaire pour tout étudiant intéressé par l'apprentissage de cette matière.

Bien que les vidéos constituent le coeur du cours, des exercices de type QCM (Questions à choix multiples) ainsi que des séries au format PDF seront disponibles chaque semaine, ainsi que des corrigés appropriés. Plus précisément, les séries d'exercices seront accompagnées d'un corrigé au format PDF et certains problèmes bénéficieront d'une correction détaillée en vidéo, dans laquelle l'un des enseignants présentera la solution, étape par étape. Finalement, chaque vidéo de cours sera suivie d'un quiz, dont le but est de tester le degré d’assimilation des connaissances acquises.

Le cours est organisé en dix chapitres dans lesquels une approche très détaillée des concepts théoriques est proposée, ainsi que de multiples exemples illustratifs :

1) Systèmes d'équations linéaires.

2) Algèbre matricielle.

3) Espaces vectoriels.

4) Bases et dimensions.

5) Applications linéaires.   

6) Matrices et applications linéaires.

7) Déterminants.

8) Vecteurs propres, valeurs propres, diagonalisation.

9) Produits scalaires et espaces euclidiens.

10) Matrices orthogonales et matrices symétriques.

Cette première partie du cours sera dévouée à l'étude des quatre premiers chapitres cités plus haut. Aucune connaissance particulière n’est requise pour comprendre les concepts abordés dans ce MOOC, mais il est conseillé de travailler régulièrement et de manière assidue, de façon à ne pas prendre de retard lors de l'apprentissage de la matière.

Starts : 2017-03-15
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edX Free English EdX Engineering EPFLx Math

Vous voulez apprendre l'algèbre linéaire, un précieux outil complémentaire à vos connaissances acquises durant vos études en économie, ingénierie, physique, ou statistique? Ou simplement pour la beauté de la matière? Alors ce cours est fait pour vous! Outre remplir le rôle d'outil dans les différentes branches mentionnées ci-dessus (permettant la résolution de problèmes concrets), l'algèbre linéaire, qui capture l'essence des mathématiques -à savoir, l'algèbre et la géométrie- vous introduira au monde plus abstrait des mathématiques.

Proposé comme complément de cours aux ingénieurs de première année à l'Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, ce MOOC (composé de trois parties) n'en est pas moins un cours à part entière et peut être considéré comme une base solide d'algèbre linéaire pour tout étudiant intéressé par l'apprentissage de cette matière.

Bien que les vidéos constituent le coeur du cours, des exercices de type QCM (Questions à choix multiples) ainsi que des séries au format PDF seront disponibles chaque semaine, ainsi que des corrigés appropriés. Plus précisément, les séries d'exercices seront accompagnées d'un corrigé au format PDF et certains problèmes bénéficieront d'une correction détaillée en vidéo, dans laquelle l'un des enseignants présentera la solution, étape par étape. Finalement, chaque vidéo de cours sera suivie d'un quiz, dont le but est de tester le degré d’assimilation des connaissances acquises.

Le cours est organisé en dix chapitres dans lesquels une approche très détaillée des concepts théoriques est proposée, ainsi que de multiples exemples illustratifs :

  1. Systèmes d'équations linéaires.
  2. Algèbre matricielle.
  3. Espaces vectoriels.
  4. Bases et dimensions.
  5. Applications linéaires.  
  6. Matrices et applications linéaires.
  7. Déterminants.
  8. Vecteurs propres, valeurs propres, diagonalisation.
  9. Produits scalaires et espaces euclidiens.
  10. Matrices orthogonales et matrices symétriques.

Cette deuxième partie du cours sera dévouée à l'étude des chapitres 5 à 8 cités plus haut. Une bonne connaissance de la matière enseignée dans le MOOC Algèbre Linéaire (Partie 1) est requise. Aussi, il est conseillé de travailler régulièrement et de manière assidue, de façon à ne pas prendre de retard lors de l'apprentissage de la matière. 

Starts : 2017-03-15
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edX Free English EdX Engineering EPFLx Math

Vous voulez apprendre l'algèbre linéaire, un précieux outil complémentaire à vos connaissances acquises durant vos études en économie, ingénierie, physique, ou statistique? Ou simplement pour la beauté de la matière? Alors ce cours est fait pour vous! Outre remplir le rôle d'outil dans les différentes branches mentionnées ci-dessus (permettant la résolution de problèmes concrets), l'algèbre linéaire, qui capture l'essence des mathématiques -à savoir, l'algèbre et la géométrie- vous introduira au monde plus abstrait des mathématiques.

Proposé comme complément de cours aux ingénieurs de première année à l'Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, ce MOOC (composé de trois parties) n'en est pas moins un cours à part entière et peut être considéré comme une base solide d'algèbre linéaire pour tout étudiant intéressé par l'apprentissage de cette matière.

Bien que les vidéos constituent le coeur du cours, des exercices de type QCM (Questions à choix multiples) ainsi que des séries au format PDF seront disponibles chaque semaine, ainsi que des corrigés appropriés. Plus précisément, les séries d'exercices seront accompagnées d'un corrigé au format PDF et certains problèmes bénéficieront d'une correction détaillée en vidéo, dans laquelle l'un des enseignants présentera la solution, étape par étape. Finalement, chaque vidéo de cours sera suivie d'un quiz, dont le but est de tester le degré d’assimilation des connaissances acquises.

Le cours est organisé en dix chapitres dans lesquels une approche très détaillée des concepts théoriques est proposée, ainsi que de multiples exemples illustratifs :

  1. Systèmes d'équations linéaires.
  2. Algèbre matricielle.
  3. Espaces vectoriels.
  4. Bases et dimensions.
  5. Applications linéaires.  
  6. Matrices et applications linéaires.
  7. Déterminants.
  8. Vecteurs propres, valeurs propres, diagonalisation.
  9. Produits scalaires et espaces euclidiens.
  10. Matrices orthogonales et matrices symétriques.

Cette troisième (et dernière) partie du cours sera dévouée à l'étude des chapitres 9 et 10 cités plus haut. Une bonne connaissance de la matière enseignée dans les MOOCs Algèbre Linéaire (Partie 1) et Algébre Linéaire (Partie 2) est requise. Aussi, il est conseillé de travailler régulièrement et de manière assidue, de façon à ne pas prendre de retard lors de l'apprentissage de la matière. 

Starts : 2017-03-28
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edX Free English Business & Management Chemistry EdX Engineering Environmental Studies WageningenX

What does it take to create and implement a biobased product?

In this course we’ll explore 5 major issues:

1. Bioconversion
Learn how to convert molecules through microbial processes. Find out how to choose the right host organism and how choices in process design influence cell growth, substrate conversion and product formation.

2. (Bio)Chemical conversion
Explore catalytic conversion of biomass by discussing types of catalysts, special challenges for catalysis when converting biomass and the interplay of catalysis and up/down stream processes.

3. Business
Learn the steps to transform a biobased product to a winning business case. We’ll discuss commercial, financial and organizational aspects and stakeholder management to realize biobased ambitions. You’ll also learn about the required dynamics in and timing of (innovation) activities for a sector transformation to a biobased economy.

4. Logistics and Supply Chains
Understand the biobased supply chain including network design and geographical allocation of processing steps answering the key questions where to produce, how to transport and where to process biobased products.

5. Economy and Regulations
Learn the economic basis for government regulations and implications for the biobased economy and in particular the responses by the private sector. This includes the economic foundations for government regulations from different perspectives, the implications for an economic assessment of regulatory policies and a look at the regulatory policies in the United States and the European Union.

Starts : 2017-03-29
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edX Free English EdX Engineering MITx

In this engineering course, we will explore cellular solids in medicine, including trabecular bone mechanics, the increased risk of bone fracture due to trabecular bone loss in patients with osteoporosis, the development of metal foam coatings for orthopedic implants, applying foam models to tissue engineering scaffolds and the design of a porous scaffold for tissue engineering that mimics the body's own extracellular matrix. 

This course should be taken with 3.054.1x: Cellular Solids Part 1.

Starts : 2017-03-14
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edX Free English Computer Science EdX Engineering UC3Mx

Are you tired of hearing that your computer has a virus? Or that your email account has been hacked? Now, is the time for you to protect yourself by understanding the basics of cyber security.

This computer science course presents an introduction to cyber security showing different aspects of this discipline. You will learn what the main existing cyber security threats are and how to protect yourself against them. The course presents a practical approach in which all required material will be provided to allow you to better understand attacks and establish appropriate countermeasures.

Taught by instructors with years of experience in the field of computer security, this course will pave the way to the security area of IT-related professions.

Starts : 2017-03-01
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edX Free English EdX Electronics Engineering EPFLx

Ce cours est un cours d’introduction à la réalisation des fonctions linéaires à l’aide de transistors.

Les étudiants appliquent la théorie des circuits, Ils apprennent à manipuler les modèles petits et grands signaux du transistor bipolaire  afin de réaliser les fonctions d’amplifications et filtrage. Les explications sont illustrées par des exercices avec des démonstrations de circuits simulés à l’aide d’un simulateur de type Spice qui peuvent être reproduite par les élèves.

Starts : 2017-03-06
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edX Free English EdX Engineering EPFLx Physics

This physics course covers the physical principles of major in vivo bio-imaging modalities.

This course will focus on magnetic resonance imaging, also known as an MRI. In the first part of the course, the dynamic of spins in a magnetic field is described, leading to the essential notions of magnetic resonance (MR), excitation and relaxation. We will also discuss the basic mechanisms of image reconstruction, MR spectroscopy and functional MRI.

You will learn how existing physical principles transcend into bio-imaging and establish an important link into life sciences, illustrating the contributions physics can make to life sciences. Practical examples will be shown to illustrate the respective imaging modality, its use, premise and limitations, and biological safety will be touched upon.

During this course, you will develop a good understanding of the mechanisms leading to tissue contrast of the bio-imaging modalities covered in this course, including the inner workings of the scanner and how they define the range of possible biomedical applications. You will be able to judge which imaging modality is adequate for specific life science needs and to understand the limits and promises of each modality.

Starts : 2017-03-06
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edX Free English EdX Engineering EPFLx Physics

This physics course covers the physical principles of major in vivo bio-imaging modalities and the different imaging techniques.

After a short study of ultrasound imaging, you will learn about the different X-ray imaging techniques. The understanding of the interaction of X-rays with tissue will lead to the study of three different techniques:

  • Computed Tomography (CT)
  • Emission Tomography
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET)

This course shows how existing physical principles transcend into bio-imaging and establish an important link into life sciences, illustrating the contributions physics can make to life sciences. Practical examples will be shown to illustrate the respective imaging modality, its use, premise and limitations, and biological safety will be touched upon.

During this course, you will develop a good understanding of the mechanisms leading to tissue contrast of the bio-imaging modalities covered in this course, including the inner workings of the scanner and how they define the range of possible biomedical applications. You will be able to judge which imaging modality is adequate for specific life science needs and to understand the limits and promises of each modality.

To learn more about biomedical imaging, join us in the second part of this course Biomedical Imaging: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).

Starts : 2017-03-07
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edX Free Computer Sciences English Business & Management Computer Science Data Analysis & Statistics EdX Engineering Humanities

How do you design a mobile app that truly changes people's lives? How can you understand how a new service is being used, both quantitatively and qualitatively? How can you use all of the rich sensing and I/O capabilities of mobile devices to create experiences that go far beyond what's possible on a traditional computer?

Mobile devices are changing the ways that we interact with each other and information in the world. This course will take you from a domain of interest, through generative research, design, usability, implementation and field evaluation of a novel mobile experience. You'll finish the course with a working, field-tested application suitable for release in the app store as well as a deep understanding of human interaction with mobile devices and services.

Based on a popular MIT class that has been taught since 2006 by Frank Bentley of Yahoo Labs and Ed Barrett, a Senior Lecturer at MIT, this course will explore what makes mobile devices unique. A primary focus will be on studying existing behavior and using key findings for design. While writing the code for an app is a part of the class, the majority of the topics will cover designing and evaluating a unique mobile experience. Along the way, you will have opportunities to share your work with other students from around the world! Java experience (or Objective C for iOS users) and a smartphone are required.

All required readings are available within the courseware, courtesy of The MIT Press. A print version of the course textbook, Building Mobile Experiences, is also available for purchase. The MIT Press is offering enrolled students a special 30% discount on books ordered directly through the publisher’s website. To take advantage of this offer, please use promotion code BME30 at The MIT Press site.

Starts : 2017-03-23
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edX Free English EdX Engineering MEPhIx Physics

This engineering course is designed to Introduce students to a range of concepts, ideas and models used in nuclear reactor physics. This course will focus on the physical theory of reactors and methods of experimental studies of the neutron field. This course course is based on the course “Neutron transport theory” which has been taught at the National Research Nuclear University “MEPhI” for the past 20 years.

Starts : 2017-03-30
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edX Free English EdX Electronics Engineering IITBombayX

We encounter signals and systems extensively in our day-to-day lives, from making a phone call, listening to a song, editing photos, manipulating audio files, using speech recognition softwares like Siri and Google now, to taking EEGs, ECGs and X-Ray images. Each of these involves gathering, storing, transmitting and processing information from the physical world. This course will equip you to deal with these tasks efficiently by learning the basic mathematical framework of signals and systems.

This course is divided into two parts. In the first part (EE210.1x), we explored the various properties of signals and systems, characterization of Linear Shift Invariant Systems, convolution and Fourier Transform. Building on that, in this part (EE210.2x) we will deal with the Sampling theorem, Z-Transform, discrete Fourier transform and Laplace transform. The contents of the first part are prerequisites for doing this part. Ideas introduced in this course will be useful in understanding further electrical engineering courses which deal with control systems, communication systems, power systems, digital signal processing, statistical signal analysis and digital message transmission. The concepts taught in this course are also useful to students of other disciplines like mechanical, chemical, aerospace and other branches of engineering and science.

Starts : 2017-03-21
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edX Free English Communication EdX Electronics Engineering UPValenciaX

Oímos en tres dimensiones porque la evolución nos ha dotado de esta capacidad fundamental para desenvolvernos en nuestro entorno. El oído sustituye a la vista cuando las fuentes sonoras quedan fuera del alcance de esta o bien sirve para complementarla cuando están visibles. Desde los principios de la electrónica la ingeniería ha trabajado para simular estos estímulos sonoros a través de múltiples sistemas de sonido espacial, empezando desde el más simple, el estéreo. En este curso el alumno empezará familiarizándose con los mecanismos de la audición espacial humana, para pasar a estudiar los principales sistemas de reproducción de sonido espacial, siguiendo una clasificación ordenada atendiendo a criterios de ingeniería. Se estudiarán desde los sistemas más comunes como el 5.1 hasta los sistemas más modernos como la Wave-Field Synthesis o los sistemas binaurales con personalización de la HRTF.

Starts : 2017-03-30
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edX Free English Chemistry EdX Engineering KyotoUx Physics

The motion of falling leaves or small particles diffusing in a fluid is highly stochastic in nature. Therefore, such motions must be modeled as stochastic processes, for which exact predictions are no longer possible. This is in stark contrast to the deterministic motion of planets and stars, which can be perfectly predicted using celestial mechanics.

This course is an introduction to stochastic processes through numerical simulations, with a focus on the proper data analysis needed to interpret the results. We will use the Jupyter (iPython) notebook as our programming environment. It is freely available for Windows, Mac, and Linux through the Anaconda Python Distribution.

The students will first learn the basic theories of stochastic processes. Then, they will use these theories to develop their own python codes to perform numerical simulations of small particles diffusing in a fluid. Finally, they will analyze the simulation data according to the theories presented at the beginning of course.

At the end of the course, we will analyze the dynamical data of more complicated systems, such as financial markets or meteorological data, using the basic theory of stochastic processes.

Starts : 2017-03-22
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edX Free English Business & Management EdX Engineering MITx

Supply chains are complex systems involving multiple businesses and organizations with different goals and objectives. Many different analytical methods and techniques are used by researchers and practitioners alike to better design and manage their supply chains. This business and management course introduces the primary methods and tools that you will encounter in your study and practice of supply chains. We focus on the application of these methods, not necessarily the theoretical underpinnings.

We will begin with an overview of introductory probability and decision analysis to ensure that students understand how uncertainty can be modeled. Next, we will move into basic statistics and regression. Finally, we will introduce optimization modeling from unconstrained to linear, non-linear, and mixed integer linear programming.

This is a hands-on course. Students will use spreadsheets extensively to apply these techniques and approaches in case studies drawn from actual supply chains.

MITx MicroMasters Credential in Supply Chain Management

The MITx MicroMasters Credential in Supply Chain Management is specifically designed and administered by MIT’s Center for Transportation & Logistics (CTL) to teach the critical skills needed to be successful in this exciting and growing field. In addition to being a standalone certificate demonstrating expertise in the field, students who complete all of the required courses and the final proctored exam will be qualified to apply to gain credit at MIT for the blended graduate master's degree program. In order to qualify for the MITx MicroMasters Credential in Supply Chain Management you need to earn a Verified Certificate in all of the required courses. When you register for a Verified Certificate you will also be granted access to additional practice problems, supplemental readings, and opportunities for increased interaction with the faculty and teaching staff.

To learn more about the MITx MicroMasters Credential in Supply Chain Management, please visit http://scm.mit.edu/micromasters

MITx requires individuals who enroll in its courses on edX to abide by the terms of the edX honor code. MITx will take appropriate corrective action in response to violations of the edX honor code, which may include dismissal from the MITx course; revocation of any certificates received for the MITx course; or other remedies as circumstances warrant. No refunds will be issued in the case of corrective action for such violations.

The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has restricted access of these courses to any learners living in Cuba or Iran. The only exception is that learners in Iran may take SC0x, but no other classes. This is not a ruling that MITx, edX, or the course staff may overrule or change.

Starts : 2017-03-14
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edX Free English DelftX EdX Engineering Environmental Studies Social Sciences WageningenX

Did you know that cities take up less than 3% of the earth’s land surface, but more than 50% of the world’s population live in them? And, cities generate more than 70% of the global emissions? Large cities and their hinterlands (jointly called metropolitan regions) greatly contribute to global urbanization and sustainability challenges, yet are also key to resolving these same challenges.

If you are interested in the challenges of the 21st century metropolitan regions and how these can be solved from within the city and by its inhabitants, then this Sustainable Urban Development course is for you!

There are no simple solutions to these grand challenges! Rather the challenges cities face today require a holistic, systemic and transdisciplinary approach that spans different fields of expertise and disciplines such as urban planning, urban design, urban engineering, systems analysis, policy making, social sciences and entrepreneurship.

This MOOC is all about this integration of different fields of knowledge within the metropolitan context. The course is set up in a unique matrix format that lets you pursue your line of interest along a specific metropolitan challenge or a specific theme.

Because we are all part of the challenges as well as the solutions, we encourage you to participate actively! You will have the opportunity to explore the living conditions in your own city and compare your living environment with that of the global community.

You will discover possible solutions for your city’s challenges and what it takes to implement these solutions. Your participation will also contribute to wider research into metropolitan regions as complex systems.

We invite you to take the first steps in understanding the principles that will be essential to transform metropolitan regions into just, prosperous and sustainable places to live in!

This course forms a part of the educational programme of the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions and is developed by Wageningen UR and TU Delft, two of the founding universities of AMS Institute.

Starts : 2017-03-01
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edX Free English DelftX EdX Engineering Physics Science

In this nuclear energy course, we will tackle provocative questions such as:

  • Is nuclear energy a good substitute for fossil fuels to reduce our CO2 emission or not?
  • Can nuclear reactors operate safely without any harm to the public and environment?
  • How much nuclear waste is produced and how long does it need to be stored safely?
  • How can we make nuclear energy clean and more sustainable?
  • How much are nuclear energy costs?

You will learn the physics behind nuclear science, how to gain energy from nuclear fission, how nuclear reactors operate safely, and the life cycle of nuclear fuel: from mining to disposal. In the last part of the course, we will focus on what matters most in the public debate: the economic and social impact of nuclear energy but also the future of energy systems.

Practically, we will:

  • Teach you about nuclear science and technology (radiation and radioactivity, nuclear reactions, nuclear reactors and fuel cycle, economics of nuclear energy, and the sociality aspects)
  • Show you short videos about the theory and practical implementation of nuclear energy
  • Stimulate discussion and debate about nuclear energy
  • Ask you to formulate your own opinion about nuclear energy and its role in society

The GENTLE consortium has sponsored and prepared this course. GENTLE is focused on maintaining the current high level of nuclear safety, and developing a highly skilled and well informed nuclear workforce, following the conclusion of the Council of the EU that it “it is essential to maintain in the European Union a high level of training in the nuclear field“ to deal with reactor fleet safely, decommission obsolete plants, be involved in new builds where policy dictates, and deal with the legacy and future radioactive wastes.

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Starts : 2017-03-01
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edX Free English Architecture Art & Culture DelftX EdX Engineering Environmental Studies

Are you an urban planner, designer, policy maker or involved or interested in the creation of good living environments?

This course will broaden your scope and diversify your take on the field of urban planning and design. We will focus on a unique Dutch approach and analyze how it can help those involved with urban planning and design to improve the physical environment in relation to the public good it serves, including safety, wellbeing, sustainability and even beauty.

You will learn some of the basic traits of Dutch Urbanism, including its:

  • contextual approach;
  • balance between research and design;
  • simultaneous working on multiple scale levels.

You will practice with basic techniques in spatial analysis and design pertaining to these points. You will also carry out these activities in your own domestic environment.

This course is taught by the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at TU-Delft, ranked no. 4 in Architecture/Built Environment on the QS World University Rankings (2016).

All the material in this course is presented at entry level. But since the course has an integral perspective, combining planning and design aspects, it can still be relevant for trained professionals who feel they lack experience in either field.

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The course materials of this course are Copyright Delft University of Technology and are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC-BY-NC-SA) 4.0 International License.