Courses descriptions

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Module 1: ENGINEERING COURSES - A : May 21st to June 1st in Tecnun, San Sebastian.
Courses:
  • INTRODUCTION TO MOBILE ROBOTICS

    Content: 
    This summer course is intended to provide a global vision of Robotics,  and more specifically of Mobile Robotics. The description of the technologies available and the science behind these electro-mechanical devices. Robotics is a multidisciplinary field, requiring knowledge about mechanics, electronics and computer science.
    This course offers a theoretical point of view of all these concepts, as well as practical experience. During the course an HCR Mobile  Robot Platform will be programmed by using  Arduino and Raspberry Pi. 
     
    Practice: Microrobot construction and contest.
     
    Poster of the course (Pdf)

  • PRODUCT DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT

    Content:
    The Process of Product Design & Development Product Analysis Hand Drawing and Sketching User Needs & Brand Identity Interaction Design Concept Generation & Selection CAD Modeling:

    ProEngineer 3D Printing Design Project

    Methodology:
    The students will work in groups developing a product design project, supervised by faculty.

     
    Poster of the course (Pdf)

  • RENEWABLE ENERGY AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY

    Content:
    Several technologies oriented to improve the energy efficiency of buildings, industry and transport will be described: efficient lighting systems and day-lighting, insulation materials, ventilation strategies, radiant floor heating, phase-change materials, transport electrification, etc.

    Practical part:
    Case study for the electric supply of a sustainable building, which electricity installation based on renewable sources will be designed using the HOMER software, including several simulations and analysis for other DG systems.

    Guest lecturer:
    Professor Andrew Davol, Mechanical Engineering, California Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo


    Professors: 
    Professor Andrew Davol, Mechanical Engineering, California Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo
    Professor Juan Carlos Ramos – Tecnun-University of Navarra
    Professor Borja Prieto– Tecnun-University of Navarra
     

    Poster of the course (Pdf)

     

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Module 2: SPANISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE  SUMMER SESSION 1:  June 4th to June 22nd: in University of Navarra Main Campus, Pamplona.

More information on: 
http://www.unav.edu/en/web/instituto-de-lengua-y-cultura-espanolas/estudios/programa-de-verano

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Module 3: ENGINEERING COURSES - B : June 25th to July 6th in Tecnun, San Sebastian.

Courses:

  • INTRODUCTION TO MOBILE ROBOTICS

    Content: 
    This summer course is intended to provide a global vision of Robotics,  and more specifically of Mobile Robotics. The description of the technologies available and the science behind these electro-mechanical devices. Robotics is a multidisciplinary field, requiring knowledge about mechanics, electronics and computer science.
    This course offers a theoretical point of view of all these concepts, as well as practical experience. During the course an HCR Mobile  Robot Platform will be programmed by using  Arduino and Raspberry Pi. 
     
    Practice: Microrobot construction and contest.
     
    Poster of the course (Pdf)

  • ENGINEERING ACROSS CULTURES

    Course Goals 

    • Understand the role of human culture in identifying and solving engineering problems.
    • Explore various frameworks for defining and analyzing cultural drivers in the context of engineering design.
    • Practise ethnographic methods for customer discovery, needs assessment and developing product design specifications.
    • Gain practical experience in writing and analyzing engineering and business case studies.
    • Learn from the diverse backgrounds and international experiences of course participants through group discussions and projects.

     
    Who can apply?

    The course is open to any Engineering students willing to learn how to work in international teams or within an international professional context.

    Instructors
    The course will be led by TECNUN and University of Michigan professors:

    Professor Greg Hulbert, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan
    Ph. D. Marta Ormazabal –Tecnun – University of Navarra

     
    Grading & Participation
    Class discussions, interactions with lecturers, and student group work will play important roles in this course.

    Individual Assignments (both in and out of class): 50%
    Collaborative group work (both in and out of class): 50%
     

    Final Course Project
    Students will prepare ethnographic case studies that examine the influence of cultural norms, traditions and values on the development of an engineering product design.  The specific design problems and cultural settings will be determined in consultation with the instructors.  Students will have multiple opportunities to consult with instructors and other course participants as they develop and refine their case studies.  Peer to peer interviews and critiques will be leveraged to help each student leave the course with an original case study for their professional portfolios.
     
     
    Poster of the course (pdf)

  • BIOENGINEERING: PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS IN DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEMS

    Content:
    Students will have theoretical lectures combined with laboratory sessions on state of the art approaches to deliver drugs. The course will cover different technologies suitable to develop novel treatment therapies. Finally they will be introduced to models and simulation of drug delivery in silico.


    Lecturers:
    Kiana Aran, PhD.
    Jacobo Paredes, PhD.
    Javier Aldazabal PhD.

     

     

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Module 4: SPANISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE SUMMER SESSION 2: July 9th to July 27th, course in IESE - University of Navarra Business School, Barcelona.

More information on: 
http://www.unav.edu/en/web/instituto-de-lengua-y-cultura-espanolas/estudios/programa-de-verano 

 

Extracurricular activities:



  • “Tapas" tour and Gastronomic Club dinners
  • Traditional Basque cider house dinner
  • Basque fishing village tour
  • South-western France coastal tour
  • Day trip to Bilbao and Guggenheim Museum visit
  • Day trip to Olite Castle - Palace: Wine Cellar visit and wine tasting (Spanish Course)
  • Day trip to Saint Francis Xavier Castle and Monastery of Leyre (Spanish Course)
  • Surfing  and sailing courses with qualified instructors
  • Sevillanas and Flamenco class (Spanish Course)
  • Company visits
  • Weekend in Madrid/Barcelona (NOT INCLUDED IN THE GENERAL TUITION FEES) Optional.
      
For more details email us at summerschool@tecnun.es