The 'Technolgisch Gezelschap' (freely translated as Technological Association) was founded in 1890 with the purpose of bringing the industry in contact with Chemical Engineering students. The association has undergone various transitions since then and the position of TG between students, industry and the university has changed significantly. Since the 76thboard in 1969-1970, a full-time function within the board has been dedicated to education. This has increased the influence of TG in the TU Delft.
Presently TG is positioned between students and the study programmes. The programmes associated with TG are MST and CE. The association collects the feedback from students and communicates this with the study programmes at different levels within the organisation. Relevant information from the study programmes is also communicated with the students. This two-sided stream of information is the basis of the most important task TG fulfils regarding education: quality assurance. The goal within education is to maintain and, where necessary, improve the quality to ensure that the value inherent to our diplomas are maximized. In the area of education, TG is represented by the commissioner of Education.
Decisions regarding the university are often complex and take substantial time and considerations. This causes the majority of projects and changes within study programmes and the university to extent further than the term of just one commissioner of Education. The following part of this page is a short overview of the most relevant and significant current affairs.
Improving feedback loop
As mentioned above, TG is an important link in the feedback cycle and helps in guiding and increasing the flow of input from students towards the study programme and vice virsa. In coorperation with other study associations of Applied Sciences the commissioner of Education is cuurently attempting to implement new software designed to structure the flow of feedback and collect results per course over the years. This will eventually lead to results being presented back to students, hopefully inspiring them to communicate their opinion on the study programme.
Online book sale
Starting this year, all of the required study books for MST and CE are offered in through our website and in our online bookshop. Go to the 'Books' page for more information!
Currently the students and staff members of department Chemical Engineering have moved to the new Applied Sciences building at the end of the campus. This means that students have to get used to a completely new study environment and news labs and services. The problems that come up by studying and working in the new building will also be taken into account by the Faculty Student Council and the Commissioner of Education of TG.
In the lecture year 2015-2016 approximately 170 students have started with MST. There was a fear that the new facilities in the new building potentially didn't have the capacity to facilitate lectures and PBV sessions to the freshmans. Fortunately there doesn't seem to be a lot of problems during this first quarter, except for some laboratory facilities that are still unavailable. Time will learn us how the large amounts of students are handled during LO1 in the fourth quarter.
Continuity and completeness of learning goals
With the numerous alterations made in the curriculum of MST the last few years, it is deemed important to assess the multiple learning goals set for the bachelor in terms of completeness and continuity. The emphasis is put on how different courses treating similar or succeeding subjects connect, and where in the bachelor programme different courses are treated. Special attention goes to the courses DOK-MVM-MVO which address societal impact and challenges.