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Course module: B-MIBID
Integrative Bio-inspired Design: the Sys
Course infoSchedule
Course codeB-MIBID
ECTS Credits7.5
Category / LevelM (M (Master))
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byFaculty of Science; Graduate School of Life Sciences; Graduate School of Life Sciences;
Contact persondr. J.H. Appelman
Course contact
dr. J.H. Appelman
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dr. J.H. Appelman
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dr. P. Krijgsheld
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M. Roobeek
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Teaching period
1-GS  (01/09/2020 to 06/11/2020)
Teaching period in which the course begins
1-GS/  2
Time slot-: Timeslot not applicable
Study mode
Enrolment periodfrom 02/06/2020 up to and including 28/06/2020
Course application processOsiris Student
Enrolling through OSIRISYes
Enrolment open to students taking subsidiary coursesNo
Post-registration openfrom 17/08/2020 up to and including 14/09/2020
Waiting listYes
Course goals
Leerdoelen voor de cursus
At the end of the course, you will have a profound understanding of:
- the core concept of bio-inspired design at the systems level
- have a basic understanding of the bio-inspired design process
- the intricacies that come with multi-disciplinary collaboration
At the end of the course you are able to:
- develop a design brief that can inform an innovation team
- apply specific nature-inspired design techniques to a system design assignment, and use the results to develop a system solution
- critically reflect on the method and techniques used.
Furthermore, you will practice to:
- connect disciplines and supersede these through integration
In this course, you will learn how to design (parts of) a system using bio-inspired design methods & techniques.
You will receive workshops to practice the use of bio-inspired techniques and apply these to a specific design case.

We will offer a set of pre-defined cases to which you can subscribe in the first meeting.
You will work together in groups of about 4 people with different educational backgrounds.
Over the course we will pay attention to:

- Applying a Biomimicry design Cycle, from design brief to concept design.
- Nature-insipired techniques for design and evaluation of design, including design principles, roadmapping, circular BMC and surroundings scan.
Entry requirements
You must meet the following requirements
  • Enrolled for a degree programme of faculty Faculty of Science
Required materials
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Final result
Test weight100
Minimum grade-

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