Short Courses in Applied Sciences & Professions

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The word ‘applied’ in Applied Sciences & Professions refers to how academic and professional skills are used for - or applied towards - jobs and professions.  This is what people like to call ‘vocational’ education – giving you specific training for a specific kind of job. So, when you enroll in a Bachelor’s or Master’s in Applied Sciences & Professions, you’re meant to decide what career you want to be prepared or trained for.

When you select a specific science or profession that you wish to work in, you will then be set up in the courses that provide the skills transferable to that specific field. Think of what kinds of professions require strong training: forensic scientists, librarians, property managers, social workers, nurses, etc. You can’t learn those skills by yourself! So, when you get a degree for these kinds of careers, you get direct, hands-on to practice the skills that people actually use for them.Applied Sciences & Professions doesn’t stand alone, as a field by itself. So, you must select a ‘profession’ or ‘science’ that you want to apply your knowledge toward (after all, you can’t have training without knowing what you’re being trained for, right?).

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Short Online Course Air Safety Investigation

The Air Safety Investigation programme is offered by Delft University of Technology and will offer you knowledge in aerospace engineering, forensic science and terrorism & security. You will explore the challenges faced by investigators when trying to piece together the probable sequence of events. In fact, you'll learn to think and act as an air safety investigator. 

Netherlands
Short Course Subtraction Pattern Cutting

On this subtraction pattern cutting course you will explore and experiment with a unique method of hollow construction as developed and taught by designer Julian Roberts. The Subtraction Pattern Cutting course is offered at University of the Arts London.

United Kingdom
Short Course Introduction to Footwear Design

This shoe design course will immerse you in the world of footwear design, and provide you with an introduction to designing for the footwear market. We'll address the tricky challenge of designing footwear that's not only practical but fashionable also... The Introduction to Footwear Design programme is delivered by University of the Arts London.

United Kingdom
Short Course Understanding Fabrics: Fibres and Fabrics

This one-day Understanding Fabrics: Fibres and Fabrics course at University of the Arts London has been specially designed for assistant buyers and designers from UK retail stores, and includes a mixture of theory and practical exercises, delivered by a textile technology expert.

United Kingdom