DBL: Design-Based Learning

On the Sustainable Innovation Bachelor program we consider it valuable that even while you are still a student your study offers you the opportunity to gain experience of issues in the field. At the heart of this approach lies the integration of engineering and social sciences knowledge.  

Real-world assignments
For this reason, the course involves Design-Based Learning, or DBL projects. These engage you in real-world assignments. These start right in the first year. In the DBL projects you will work in a group of approx. four to six students on absorbing innovative issues. Roughly 30% of the Bachelor program consists of DBL.

Switching between disciplines
In this way, you will gain an idea of the field of work and you will learn to work in a team and to solve problems from different perspectives. This is important, because in the future you will often cooperate with people with other disciplines. What’s more, you will often be the bridge builder between (technical) specialists, the consumer and society.