Fiches de cours 2018-2019

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Development engineering

ENV-470

Enseignant(s) :

Hostettler Silvia
Schönenberger Klaus Benedikt

Langue:

English

Remarque

Development Engineering: Innovation and Technologies in the Global South

Summary

This course teaches the fundamentals of technologies for development (Development Engineering) to design, pilot, and evaluate appropriate, affordable and robust technologies to address sustainable development challenges (e.g. poverty, environmental degradation) in emerging and developing countries.

Content

Lectures:

Week 1 (SH): Introduction to the course and to Development Engineering

Week 2 (SH): What is poverty?

Week 3 (SH): Innovative technologies for poverty reduction and sustainable development

Week 4 (SH): Design thinking

Week 5 (SH): Quantitative and qualitative research methods

Week 6 (SH): Guest lecturer from the Swiss Red Cross

Week 7 (KS) EssentialTech experience and projects

Week 8 (KS) Flipped classroom: Project strategy

Week 9 (KS) Flipped classroom: Product Value Chain (Part I)

Week 10 (KS) Flipped classroom: Product Value Chain (Part II)

Week 11 (KS) Flipped classroom: Sustainable Business Model Canvas

Week 12 (SH): Sustainability of development projects

Week 13 (KS +SH): Presentation of group work and discussion

Week 14 (SH+KS): Presentation of group work and discussion

Keywords

Development, development engineering, developing countries, emerging countries, Global South, poverty reduction, social entrepreneurship, technologies for development, sustainable business models, design thinking, human-centered design, value chain canvas, scale-up

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Lectures (100% in English), group work/presentation, projection of film and discussion, and mandatory reading list.

Expected student activities

Homework, group work and presentation, mandatory reading of background material.

Assessment methods

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants No
Forum No
Others Available for questions before the lectures.

Resources

Bibliography

Woolridge, Adrian. 2010. The world turned upside down. A special report on innovation in emerging markets. The Economist, 17.04.2010: 1-14

The final bibliography will be provided during the first day of the course.

Websites
Moodle Link
Videos

Dans les plans d'études

Semaine de référence

 LuMaMeJeVe
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
En construction
 
      Cours
      Exercice, TP
      Projet, autre

légende

  • Semestre d'automne
  • Session d'hiver
  • Semestre de printemps
  • Session d'été
  • Cours en français
  • Cours en anglais
  • Cours en allemand