Living Labs (30 EC)
In this minor you can choose between several cool projects. Do you prefer helping to build a price winning electrical racing car? Or would you rather join the handbike battle project? One thing is for sure: you will work in an authentic or realistic project environment. You will be joining a multidisciplinary and multinational team (full time for twenty weeks) to achieve concrete results in the field of your own studies or outside of it.
The difference with the Living Labs 15EC minor is that you completing a more ambitious assignment with more own responsibility for project work and learning processes.
The projects run throughout the year. They are multidisciplinary and multinational in nature. The methodologies of Prince2 and Systems Engineering are applied at an advanced level. The positioning of the project or the social interest is not forgotten.
In this setting, learning objectives are pursued at three levels, namely
- Learning to realize one or more subject-specific assignments in the domain of one's own study program or outside it. The assignment always depends on that of other team members.
- Project-based collaboration is of the utmost importance. The student learns to take responsibility for his own task without losing sight of the importance of the project as a whole.
In the above-mentioned project space, the student enters into a dialogue between the project and himself and reflection on his own actions and performance is the competence to be developed. Their own talents and motives play an important role in this.
This minor can be performed at various Living Labs, for example at the following:
1) "Formula Student", location Delft
2) "Urban Innovations", location Delft
3) "Technology for Health", location Delft / The Hague
4) Other projects
An electric racing car is being built in this project. This will be used in the competitions in the context of the Formula Student competition in Silverstone (England) and / or in the Netherlands, Germany, Austria. Further explanation on request.
This is the long-term project of the Living Lab "Urban Innovations" that is aimed at putting a sustainable, electrically powered vehicle on the market for people and / or cargo in the urban environment of Delft on the basis of sustainable mobility concepts. The "last mile" issue is central. Further explanation on request.
Technology for Health
This project consists of a portfolio of research and development projects that provide solutions in the field of health using technology. The projects are preferably multidisciplinary: there is possibility of much cooperation between students of engineering, health, IT & media, finance & control, commercial economics, social professions and sports in order to arrive at social, organizational and technical solutions that are supported by users ( citizens) and participating authorities and / or companies. At this moment
New projects are constantly being initiated. The current state of affairs can be requested from the contact person of this minor. Further explanation on request.
Students develop self-formulated subject-specific and personal learning objectives. The latter are approved by the minor coordinator.
With regard to project-based collaboration, a critical success factor is being able to cope with the high degree of personal freedom and the associated responsibility. The aim is that the student has grown in this.
The ultimate goal on a personal level is being able to deal with the tussle between self-interest and the importance of the project. This requires that the student (a) be aware of his or her own talents and can use them in a functional way and (b) have insight into their own motives.
- The student has passed his / her propaedeutic exam. In other words, the student has the basic knowledge and skills of their own discipline.
- The student has the basic knowledge and skills of project-based (collaboration) work.
- Both the subject-related and personal learning objectives of the student are in line with the objectives of the project and can be realized in the context of the project.
- Letter of application with motivation including curriculum vitae, addressed to the contact person. (*)
- An intake interview with the project leader of the relevant project is part of the admission process. After receiving the letter of application, the student is invited for an intake interview.
* Students who register via Kies op Maat (KOM) must upload the motivation letter including resume (CV) together with the learning agreement
-Handouts, readers, project archive.
- Books related to own assignment and personal learning goals.
- Students are stimulated to consult academic libraries as well as visiting conferences/symposia/exhibitions etc.
Ten days before the start of the minor, an email with information about scheduling will be sent to you. Please send an email to email@example.com if you haven't heard anything by then.
If you want to know more about other minors at The Hague University of Applied Sciences, view our Minorbrochure.
The assessment is done on the basis of the following deliverables of the personal assignments
- Professional report and observations by the guiding lecturer on performance as member of the project team.
- Oral reflection on the basis of personal process report on mutual cooperation and own performance.
Minimum requirements for adequate performance:
- Professional report in readable English, meeting the requirements of methodology and knowledge that the own education imposes on an internship report or otherwise a generally accepted way of reasoning in problem analysis, quantitative research including conclusion and recommendations or otherwise reflection from a preselected professional perspective on one or more processes within the project. Partial grade is expressed as a number C1 between 0 and 10.
- Additional courses on project management and/or systems engineering and/or cultural differences and/or English language. Partial grade C2 is expressed as a number between 0 and 10.
- Process report in readable English with at least five fully elaborated incidents. Partial grade is expressed in ‘pass’ or ‘fail’.
The overall assessment is expressed in the final grade is a weighted averaging of the above figures: Final grade (C): C= 0,7 x C1 + 0,3 x C2. In order to be awarded this grade, the process report should have been graded with ‘pass’.
The final grade is transformed to the standards of the own education.
In case of minor omissions a second chance is given in terms of a complement of the assignment. If a student shows severe malpractice and/or misbehaviour he/she is removed from the course and a second chance is given in another project if available and suitable.
You are required to be available for 40 hours a week to work with your team. You will receive one hour of personal coaching a week.