056.005 Transferable Skills for ENROL PhD Fellows
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2024S, AG, 12.0h, 6.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 12.0
  • Credits: 6.0
  • Type: AG Working Group
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to:

After completing this course, students will be able to identify and critically reflect on the social, ethical and societal impacts of technologies. They are familiar with different topics from all related disciplines in the field of technology and society. Students will also be able to i) work independently on projects and project proposals ii) tackle stress situations iii) present research findings and iv) handle IPR and patenting as well as product commercialization using the taught tools and strategies.

Subject of course

Provide a platform for the young ENROL researchers to undergo a comprehensive and stimulating PhD education, focused on translational and transferable skills for a thriving career in industry or academia, in the burgeoning areas of bioengineering and biotechnology that underpins innovative technological developments across a range of complementary disciplines:

- training in general ethics of science and technology, bioethics and issues in human/animal experimentation, and research integrity;

- academic life coaching and time and project management;

- communication skills and networking;

- IPR & patenting; commercialization;

- proposal writing.


Teaching methods

Seminars, Workshops, Retreats and Presentations

Mode of examination


Additional information

OPEN ONLY for the PhD Fellows of the Engineering for Life Sciences Doctoral Programme



Course dates

Tue09:00 - 11:0021.11.2023Seminarraum AD 03 - 1 Poster presentation; Seminar
Wed08:00 - 18:0017.04.2024Seminarraum CHEG - ETIT Academic Life Coaching Part II
09:00 - 17:0018.04.2024 - 19.04.2024Seminarraum AE U1 - 4 Make yourself heard: Part II
Transferable Skills for ENROL PhD Fellows - Single appointments
Tue21.11.202309:00 - 11:00Seminarraum AD 03 - 1 Poster presentation; Seminar
Wed17.04.202408:00 - 18:00Seminarraum CHEG - ETIT Academic Life Coaching Part II
Thu18.04.202409:00 - 17:00Seminarraum AE U1 - 4 Make yourself heard: Part II
Fri19.04.202409:00 - 17:00Seminarraum AE U1 - 4 Make yourself heard: Part II
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Attendance, Active Participation

Requirements for passing the course:

-       Attendance

-       Active participation

-       Hand in tasks on time

  • reflective essay
  • ethics & responsibility dossier
  • work plan

 In case attendance is not possible in parts of the course, students may compensate for this with other assignments. In this case, please ask the lecturers about details before the respective workshop dates.

Course registration

Not necessary


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
ALG For all Students Mandatory


No lecture notes are available.