Amsterdam, Netherlands

Sports Engineering

when 16 July 2023 - 23 July 2023
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 750

During this course every day a different sport is put into an engineering perspective. Every day a different sport is addressed. The daily program consists of a theoretical lecture (2 hours) followed by a practical demonstration (2 h hours). Each afternoon the students work on a reflection of the gained knowledge (2 hours) and have time to work on their final assignment (2 hours). The daily reflections are bundled in a journal.

Examples of daily topics are trampoline physics, karate mechanics, bicycle design and bobsleigh dynamics. During the theoretical lectures these topics are treated in detail from an engineering perspective. In the practical demonstrations the students can try out or watch the sport, or a related experiment is done.

After the course the student can identify concepts relevant to engineering in new situations. They will apply their knowledge to a sport of their own choosing in a final assignment.

Course leader

Boukje de Gooijer and Isabel Braadbaart

Fee info

EUR 750: Tuition fees one-week course

VU Students/PhD candidates and employees of VU Amsterdam* or an Aurora Network Partner €500
Students at Partner Universities of VU Amsterdam €650
Students and PhD candidates at non-partner universities of VU Amsterdam €750
Professionals €950

Early Bird offer
Applications received before 15 March (14 March CET 23:59) receive €50 Early Bird discount!


VU Amsterdam Summer School offers two kinds of scholarships: the Equal Access Scholarship and the Photographer Scholarship. More information can be found on the VU Amsterdam Summer School website.