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Blue Engineering, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 1 month
    Duration
University rank #147 (QS) Berlin, Germany
This is a discussion-based course dealing with the effects of technology on individuals, society and nature. It focuses on what could be done to create a more responsible technology process that addresses the needs of all stakeholders and at the same time minimizes the risks and harms of its implementation.
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Overview

The course promotes a deep understanding of social and ecological responsibility by using a variety of alternative teaching methods. Through an untraditional classroom environment and course structure, participants will challenge the condundrum of sustainability, as a discipline, being either ignored or solely focused on technological solutions.

The course promotes student-directed learning by communal discussion and decision making in order to establish a co-responsibility of the direction and learning outcomes. Students will be able to deal with complex social, political and economic interdependencies by considering different values and interests within a global perspective and in one’s own class(room). Through several communication techniques, the class exercises encourage students to identify and map key aspects of the problems rather than just trying to solve them. This method responds to specific user needs in order to cooperatively discuss the role of technologies which are socially useful, locally adapted, durable and reparable.

This course acknowledges current Green Economy trends, and the UN Rio+20 debate, which show how there is a strong demand for technological innovations as a remedy for ecological destruction and as a pathway to poverty eradication.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 1 months
  • Credits
    5 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The participants will together analyze and evaluate the relations of technology, individuals, nature and society in order to:

- Understand different perspectives

- Work out a collective understanding based on  values

- Develop own opinions

- Evaluate interdependencies and and reach agreement on how to balance them

- Act accordingly

Audience

People interested in the reciprocal relations of technology, individuals, nature, society and democracy.

Lecturers

Henning Meyer holds the chair of machinery system design at Technische Universität Berlin.

André Baier received a master 2 degree in philosophy of norms from Universíté Rennes 1, France. As of 2012 he is lecturer for this course at Technische Universität Berlin.

Maximilian Hachtmann works for Blue Engineering, helping to facilitating the learning of over 90 students each semester.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

The general prerequisites of the TU Berlin Summer University are: at least one year of university experience + English level B2 or equivalent.

This course also requires an interest in the reciprocal relations of technology, individuals, nature, society and democracy.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1950 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1950 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 1 months.
  • National

    1950 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1950 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 1 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Course fee: covers both tuition and learning materials, excursions/field trips, cultural program, public transportation ticket for Berlin, and library access.

Living costs for Berlin

  • 836 - 1340 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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