FTE-15301 Orientation on the Biosystems Engineering Profession


Credits 1.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Independent study0
Course coordinator(s)dr. ir. JW Hofstee
dr. ir. A van 't Ooster
Lecturer(s)dr. ir. JW Hofstee
Examiner(s)dr. ir. JW Hofstee
drs. APHM Janssen
dr. ir. A van 't Ooster

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In this course you become acquainted with the profession of Biosystems Engineering. For two days you will visit a professional biosystems engineering (or comparable) organisation or company where you will be guided by a professional. He or she will show the organisation and you will get a good impression of what a biosystems engineer does in real life.
You have to organise, with some help of the staff, this two-day company/organisation visit yourself. You will get access to names and professions of a wide range of graduated biosystems engineers.
You have to write a reflection report and prepare a presentation on your two-day company/organisation visit. You will present your presentation for your fellow students so you will also learn from their experiences.
This two-day company/organisation visit is preferably executed in the last week of period 6.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to describe the profession of biosystems engineering and relate this to their own study career.


- visit a biosystems engineering professional for two days;
- write a reflection report;
- prepare a presentation.


The assessment for this course consists of:
- presence at an organization or company for two days;
- a reflection report on the two-day company/organisation visit;
- a presentation on the two-day company/organisation visit.
You need for each of the three items a pass to get a pass for this course.


To be announced.

Compulsory for: BATBiosystems EngineeringBSc6WD