Berlin, Germany

Blue Engineering: Engineers with Social and Ecological Responsibility

online course
when 16 August 2021 - 27 August 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 720

This is a discussion-based course dealing with the effects of technology on individuals, society and nature. It focuses on what could be done to create a more responsible technology process that addresses the needs of all stakeholders and at the same time minimizes the risks and harms of its implementation.
The course promotes a deep understanding of social and ecological responsibility by using a variety of alternative teaching methods. Participants will challenge the conundrum of sustainability, as a discipline, being either ignored or solely focused on technological solutions.

Course leader

André Baier received an MA in philosophy of norms from Universíté Rennes, France. He completed his studies at TU Berlin receiving an MA in philosophy. He actively participates in the development and implementation of Blue Engineering.

Target group

This course is designed for current university students, working professionals and any individuals interesting in sustainability and learning about blue engineering.

The course also requires an interest in the reciprocal relations of technology, individuals, nature, society and democracy.

Participants from all fields and disciplines are welcome.

Course aim

Learning Goals:

The participants will together analyze and evaluate the relations of technology, individuals, nature and society in order to:

Understand different perspectives
Work out a collective understanding based on values
Develop own opinions
Evaluate interdependencies and reach agreement on how to balance them
Act accordingly

Credits info

3 EC
3 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) for the academic course.

Fee info

EUR 720: Fee for students.
The fee covers the course, course materials, and a digital cultural program.
EUR 1120: Fee for working professionals/non- students.
The fee covers the course, course materials, and a digital cultural program.