Competencies in the Technical Sciences for Solving Global Challenges



Language of Instruction: German

Type: Seminar

Registration dates from Sept. 1st, 2023, 00:00 until October 8th, 2023, 23:59.



Technology, science, society and the environment are in a reciprocal relationship that poses new challenges for future graduates. The seminar for master's students puts the competences acquired during the previous study into a global context. In order to be able to interact inan increasingly complex world, also with regard to intercultural cooperation, it is necessary to reflect on the responsibility and the required competences as professional engineers so that ecological and socially sustainable action can be strengthened.

Intended Learning Outcomes

After completing the seminar, students will be able to describe their own responsibilities as engineers and to reflect on the relevance of socially responsible and sustainable technology design. Furthermore, they reflect on the relevance of interdisciplinary thinking and commerce – as part of their own studies and for their later professional life. The students are able to assess professional, social methodological and personal competences with regard to their relevance for a social and sustainable technology design as well as to independently develop ideas and problem-solving competences with regard to the integration into the university context.
Students can give a scientific presentation and/or write a scientific research paper.


Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals Icons 4, 9. 13, colorful boxes. Copyright: © UN

Within the framework of Education for Sustainable Development, various key competencies are formulated that should enable students to think, act and design in terms of sustainable development.

With regard to engineering education, this means an intensive reflection of one's own role and responsibility in the context of sustainable development.

Explore all teaching and research activities at GDI concerning these goals:

SDG 4: Quality Education

SDG 9: Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure

SDG 13: Climate Action