Online Learning

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At the Faculty of Applied Sciences we are keen to share our teaching and research expertise with others. The Faculty of Applied Sciences is currently offering the following MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses):

Advanced Transport Phenomena

How can you reduce the energy loss of your home? What is the underlying science of energy loss in pipes? Which heat and mass transfer problems do we have to tackle to make consumer products?

In this engineering course, you will learn about the engineering principles that play an important role in all of these and more phenomena. You will learn about microbalances, radiation, convection, diffusion and more and their applications in everyday life.

Learn more about the course Advanced Transport Phenomena.

Industrial Biotechnology

As fossil-based fuels and raw materials contribute to climate change, the use of renewable materials and energy as an alternative is increasingly important and common. We can use the unique properties of microorganisms to convert organic waste streams into biomaterials, chemicals and biofuels.

Learn more about the course Industrial Biotechnology.

Quantum cryptography

How can you tell a secret when everyone is able to listen in? In this course, you will learn how to use quantum effects, such as quantum entanglement and uncertainty, to implement cryptographic tasks with levels of security that are impossible to achieve classically.

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The basics of Transport Phenomena

Have you ever wondered why ventilation helps to cool down your hot chocolate?How can we sterilize milk with the least amount of energy? Or how do we design a new cooling tower of a power plant? Transport Phenomena addresses questions like these and many more.

Learn more about the course The basics of transport phenomena

Topology in Condensed Matter: Tying Quantum Knots

The idea behind topological systems is simple: if there exists a quantity, which cannot change in an insulating system where all the particles are localized, then the system must become conducting and obtain propagating particles when the quantity (called a "topological invariant") finally changes.The practical applications of this principle are quite profound.

Learn more about the course Topology in Condensed  Matter: Tying quantum knots

Understanding Nuclear Energy

In this nuclear energy course, we will tackle provocative questions. 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.

Learn more about the course Understanding Nuclear Energy

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