Biobased Technology and Business Development

Exchange programme

This programme is open to technical, environmental science, economics and finance students.

Modules for all students

Name of module

Module type

ECTS credits

Biobased Chains

Project

 12

Biobased Energy

Project

 4

Sustainable challenges
discusses the challenges that companies face when switching to more sustainable operations, including the role of the different stakeholders

Course

 2

Lean Start-up
training on building a successful business

Training session

 2

Business to Business & Online Marketing
teaches you how to use the marketing function as a pivotal tool in building better customer relationships and gives you an introduction into the world of online marketing tips and tricks

Training session

 2

Pressure cooker week Brazil
One-week project working on a biobased problem for a Brazilian company, together with Brazilian students

Project

 1
 

Guest lectures and excursions

 1

Modules for technical students

Name of module

Module type

ECTS credits

Energy Analysis
offers a theoretical background for analysing and optimising the energy efficiency of industrial processes

Course

 2

Biomass Conversion Technology
gives an overview of biomass conversion technologies: combustion, gasification, pyrolysis, digestion and composting

 Course  2

Investment decisions
module that will teach you all about the concepts of ‘time value of money’ and ‘cost of capital’ and how to use them in making investment decisions

 Course  2

Modules for finance and marketing students

Name of module

Module type

ECTS credits

Intro Biomass Conversion Technology
introductory course that will teach you the basics of the possibilities of turning biomass into energy or biobased products

Course

 1

Introduction to Biobased Economy
an online course that gives an introduction to all technological aspects of a biobased economy

Massive Open Online Course

 2

Financial Management
this advanced course will teach you how to contribute to the management control of a multinational organisation by means of an integrated application of knowledge of business accounting, management accounting and other relevant aspects

 Course  3

Assessment

The different courses of the minor are assessed separately and are all assigned a number of ECTS. You are awarded the ECTS for a course if you receive a final grade of 5.5 or higher or a Pass, provided any sub-component requirements have been met. You will be assessed both individually and based on group work.