YBT-30301 Boundary crossing in Biobased Sciences


Credits 1.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Individual Paper1
Course coordinator(s)dr. ir. S Isken
Lecturer(s)dr. ir. J Weijma
dr. ir. LM Trindade
dr. EFM Wubben
dr. JTM Gulikers
Examiner(s)dr. ir. LM Trindade
dr. EFM Wubben
dr. ir. J Weijma

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Students reflect on their own experience and developments with regard to interdisciplinarity. They will create a portfolio with reflection papers written at four moments during the MSc Biobased Sciences study. Three papers are written during the first year courses, Circular Economy, one specialisation course and the Academic Consultancy Training. A fourth paper has to be set up during the master thesis. Students have to defend their reflection in a final interview.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course graduates are expected to be able to:
-  assess technological , ethical, societal, and economic consequences of changes in the design of a biobased concept, product, or product process, and integrate these into scientific work within an interdisciplinary and international context;
- create additional value by combining biobased disciplines thus to apply an interdisciplinary approach


- written portfolio containing at least 4 reflection reports on the value of combining biobased disciplines (50%);

- oral defence of the portfolio (50%).

Compulsory for: MBSBiobased SciencesMSc1,2,3,4,5,6