Challenges or Micro Modules are characterized by placing a real, relevant challenge from life at the center of students’ learning. This teaching approach is closely related to the teaching methods of problem-based and project-based learning, which aims to motivate students internally. The purposeful, in-depth nature of learning and the proximity to everyday life prepares both learners and teachers for lifelong learning.

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3 ECTS Points for successfully completing the challenge

Come up with potential solutions for portable water treatment devices/systems/materials capable of removing or inactivating pathogens present in the water. This potential solution can be enclosed in a completely new idea/design/solution or in an idea/design/solution that would enable portability to a current already-existent commercial water treatment system/device/material. In this process, the team should consider material aspects, engineering and processing aspects, and also stakeholder perspectives (who could use and profit from such a solution?).

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3 ECTS Points for successfully completing the challenge

We want to contribute to making our cities sustainable. At Hamburg University of Technology, engineers are taught to take responsibility and shape a sustainable future with new technologies. We want to develop a climate neutral campus with innovative ideas and bold solutions and thereby, advance climate protection and reduce CO2 production. What does it look like in your city? Develop a concept that enables the TUHH to have a climate neutral campus in the future.

Participation in this Challenge is considered and recommended as preparation for a follow-up larger challenge that involves writing a master thesis or an equivalent recognition with respect to a workload of about 900 hours (or about 30 ECTS). Participants of this challenge can deepen their understanding of the topic by continuing in a six-month strategic challenge and work towards their master thesis. Participating in the second challenge is not mandatory though.