Emerging and Cutting Edge Science and Technology

2018/2019

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Students who complete this module can:

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • account for selected, sectorial, cutting-edge and emerging technological innovations
  • explain the role of the new technologies in the advancement of science
  • account for how technological problems and advances often create a demand for new scientific knowledge
  • discuss the societal relevance of particular emerging technologies
  • account for the potential risks of particular cutting-edge technologies

Skills

  • analyse how cutting edge science suggests new kinds of behaviors, including those not imagined before that lead to new technological trends and developments.
  • evaluate how the availability of new technology sparks scientific advancement
  • methodologically analyse how technology solves practical problems and serves human needs and also creates new problems and needs

Competences

  • analyse emerging technological products and processes
  • communicate with scientist, technicians, engineers and technologists using moderately technical terminology
  • identify and promote technological innovations for sustainable transitions

Type of instruction

A combination of lectures and workshops that include selected presentations from researchers and developers in science and technology that are representative of cutting-edge and relevant technological innovations.

Exam

Exams

Name of examEmerging and Cutting Edge Science and Technology
Type of exam
Oral exam
ECTS5
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAre described in the Joint Programme Regulations.

Facts about the module

Danish titleNy banebrydende videnskab og teknologi
Module codeTBITANK18106
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS5
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg, Campus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudyboard for Techno-Anthropology, Sustainable Design and Integrated Food studies
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design