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Online Course: Dealing with Ethical Dilemmas in Professional Engineering

November 27, 2018 @ 00:30 - January 11, 2019 @ 00:30

In this course you will learn to deal effectively with conflicts of interests, whistle blowing, confidentiality issues and other ethical dilemmas in engineering that can jeopardize your business and your career. Every engineer will face ethical challenges during his or her career. These may include conflicts of interests and entail the need to expose potential negative effects of the products or technologies under development. This course will provide a practical framework for dealing with such situations. Besides analysing professional rules…

Online Course: Improving Communication Skills

December 17 @ 00:30

Learn how to communicate more effectively at work and achieve your goals. Taught by award-winning Wharton professor and best-selling author Maurice Schweitzer, Improving Communications Skills is an essential course designed to give you both the tools you need to improve your communication skills, and the most successful strategies for using them to your advantage. You'll learn how to discover if someone is lying (and how to react if they are), how to develop trust, the best method of communication for…

Online Course: Solar Energy

December 17 @ 00:30

you will learn to design a complete photovoltaic system. This course introduces the technology that converts solar energy into electricity, heat and solar fuels with a main focus on electricity generation. Photovoltaic (PV) devices are presented as advanced semiconductor devices that deliver electricity directly from sunlight. The emphasis is on understanding the working principle of a solar cell, fabrication of solar cells, PV module construction and the design of a PV system. You will gain a greater understanding of the…

Online Course: Materials Data Sciences and Informatics

December 18 @ 00:30

This course aims to provide a succinct overview of the emerging discipline of Materials Informatics at the intersection of materials science, computational science, and information science. Attention is drawn to specific opportunities afforded by this new field in accelerating materials development and deployment efforts. A particular emphasis is placed on materials exhibiting hierarchical internal structures spanning multiple length/structure scales and the impediments involved in establishing invertible process-structure-property (PSP) linkages for these materials. More specifically, it is argued that modern data…

Online Course: Presentation skills: Designing Presentation Slides

December 18 @ 00:30

“Powerpoint slides are like children: no matter how ugly they are, you’ll think they’re beautiful if they’re yours” — Scott Adams, author of the comic strip “Dilbert”. Due to this cause or another, it’s a huge stress to look at most Powerpoint slides. Depending on the “design” skills of the speaker and audience’s taste slides create different emotions from a slight annoyance to physical sickness. But that is not the worst thing. The worst thing is that instead of improving…

Online Course: Wind Energy

December 19 @ 00:30

About this course: How tall is a modern wind turbine and how can it possibly generate power from the wind? This course gives an overview of key aspects in wind energy engineering. Whether you are looking for general insight in this green technology or your ambition is to pursue a career in wind energy engineering, 'Wind Energy' is an excellent starting point. Experts located in the wind pioneering country of Denmark will take you on a tour through the most…

Online Course: Successful Career Development

December 19 @ 00:30

No matter the professional level, we can all benefit from learning how to succeed in our careers. Whether a well-seasoned professional, a management trainee, or a service level employee, this course will help you enrich your career by honing your professional behavior and networking. Through industry expert support and resources, this course is designed to prepare you for success in any chosen career. You will develop the habits and attitudes you need to perform effectively in the job market. You…

KIVI IT-afdeling: ThinkThank

December 20 @ 15:30 - 18:00

De focus van de KIVI IT-afdeling ligt 2019 op de thema’s digitaal veilig Nederland en digitaal onderwijs in de vorm van een IT Academy. De KIVI IT-afdeling zal minder activiteiten organiseren en gaat zich richten op met behulp van de KIVI-leden en het KIVI-netwerk een concrete bijdrage te leveren aan een maatschappelijk probleem. Op 20 december vindt een denktank bijeenkomst plaats over digitaal ondersteunen van fysieke veiligheid in Nederland met een demo van de apps ‘Ondermijning’ en ‘Meld een Vermoeden’…

Lecture: The Next Step Forward

December 20 @ 19:30 - 22:00

KNVTS in collaboration with KIVI MARTEC organizes a start-up themed lecture evening. Three start-up companies will present their ambition to penetrate the market with their innovations and will show how they distinguish themselves from others. To register please mail: aanmeldingen-knvts@outlook.com.

Online Course: Engaging in Persuasive and Credible Communication

December 21 @ 00:30

About this course: In "Engaging in Persuasive and Credible Communication", you will learn the key skill of persuasion, in the context of professional communication in a globalised world. Persuasive communication is essential to any professional workplace. From a simple email request for your colleague to help you, to developing a presentation for the board of directors, these are acts of communication that require a good degree of persuasion. Even the process of entering the workforce requires effective persuasive communication, for…

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Becoming a Successful Leader

Competence C

In this course, you will learn what successful 21st-century leaders look like and how you can adopt their inclusive leadership style. Using research and best practices, as well as stories from great leaders and everyday people, you will practice empowerment, accountability, courage, and humility (key leadership skills linked to inclusive, successful teams).

Leading With Effective Communication

Competence D

This course will show you how the most effective communication utilizes the inclusive leadership mindset of Empowerment, Accountability, Courage, and Humility and guide you on how to use that mindset yourself. Through research and real-world examples, you will learn strategies to enhance your communication skills and approach. Topics will include understanding dialogue processes, debunking everyday communication myths, testing assumptions, listening, expressing yourself authentically, and communicating across differences.

Leadership for Engineers

Competence C

Successful leaders today must have both the ideas and the know-how to put these ideas into action by working collaboratively with others, winning their hearts and minds. The first part of the course will explore the context that leaders are facing, building an understanding of the complexities of global and business challenges. In the second part, you will discover your “who am I” through personal and group exercises. In the third part, this course will bring the knowledge of the context and yourself together. It will finally help you to ‘sell’ yourself as a leader.

Professional Ethics for Engineers

Competence D

This course will examine the professional rules of conduct for engineers, their obligations to society, to their clients, and to the profession. It will explore the KIVI Code of Conduct as an expression of those professional rules. More specifically it will go into cases of whistle blowing, conflicts of interest and duties of engineers to communicate with the wider community.

Technology Innovation for Sustainable Development

Competence B & E

Technology innovation can be a great enabler for development in low and middle-income countries. This course presents a methodology and an approach to develop impactful innovations that have the power to foster sustainable development.

Communication Skills and Teamwork

Competence D

In many careers, the foundation of your professional success is your ability to inform, persuade, and build relationships at work. In this self-paced career development course, you’ll practice communicating, forming teams, and planning projects in a variety of contexts. By the end of the course, you will have the skills and knowledge you need to become influential in the workplace.

Courses for KIVI Chartership

Designed by world-class experts of their field, the courses of TU Delft offer a unique contribution to the skillset of practicing engineers, by focusing on topics such as risk and safety management and ethics. They are aimed at preparing engineers to deal with the complex projects  of the 21st century. The courses combine relevant theory with practical applications and provide you with the skills to advance your career and can be taken either as part of Initial Professional Development (IPD) or as Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as they correspond to the requisite competencies determined by KIVI.

In the video Micaela dos Ramos, executive director of KIVI, and Jeroen van den Hoven, full professor of Ethics and Technology at TU Delft, tell you more about the advantages of these online courses.

Why choose TU Delft online courses?

  • Study at a time and place that suits you
  • 24/7 access to course material
  • Personalised feedback
  • Eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

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Online Course: Dealing with Ethical Dilemmas in Professional Engineering

November 27, 2018 @ 00:30 - January 11, 2019 @ 00:30

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