Winter and Summer Programs

Courses descriptions


Module 1: ENGINEERING COURSES - A : May 20th to May 31st in Tecnun, San Sebastian. 

    Data analytics is at the core of new businesses, new paradigms in industrial sectors (Industry 4.0) and cutting-edge interdisciplinary research. In this 20-hour course, undergraduate students will be introduced in the field of machine learning, becoming familiar with key tools and programming languages (Phyton and R) in data analytics, in the context of a varied and attractive set of questions in engineering.
    Francis Planes, Ph.D.


    Renewable Energy and Energy EfficiencyContent:
    Several technologies oriented to improve the energy efficiency of buildings, industry and transport will be described: efficient lighting systems and day-lighting, insulation materials, ventilation strategies, radiant floor heating, phase-change materials, transport electrification, etc.

    Practical part: 
    Case study for the electric supply of a sustainable building, which electricity installation based on renewable sources will be designed using the HOMER software, including several simulations and analysis for other DG systems.

    Professor Juan Carlos Ramos – Tecnun-University of Navarra
    Professor Borja Prieto– Tecnun-University of Navarra


    Product Design and DevelopmentContent:
    The Process of Product Design & Development Product Analysis Hand Drawing and Sketching User Needs & Brand Identity Interaction Design Concept Generation & Selection CAD Modeling:

    ProEngineer 3D Printing Design Project

    The students will work in groups developing a product design project, supervised by faculty.


    The objective of this course is to provide the students with the underlying concepts and a general overview of technologies applied in healthcare. Topics covered include the rationale behind a medical device, a novel therapeutic approach, etc. In other words, the need for understanding the biomedical needs before proposing sophisticated and high tech solutions. Meeting the clinical needs require a comprehensive understanding of this complex and sensitive environment. This course is specially designed for students that desire to know more about the possibilities of engineers in this fascinating field. 


    Jacobo Paredes, Ph.D.
    Biomedical Engineering.
    Assistant professor. Department of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences

    Javier Aldazabal, Ph.D.
    Material Science.
    Associate professor. Department of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences

Module 2: SPANISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE SUMMER SESSION 1:  June 3th to June 21st: in University of Navarra Main Campus, Pamplona. 

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1st to July 12th in Tecnun, San Sebastian.


    Controlling Mobile Robots by ROSContent: 
    Robotics it is called to be one of the greatest technological and social revolutions of the future or maybe we are already facing this revolution nowadays. Think about drones, self driving cars, autonomous robotic cleaners, 3d printers, space explorers...

    This summer course is intended to provide a global vision how to control Mobile Robots using ROS (Robot Operating System). Robotics is a multidisciplinary field, requiring knowledge about mechanics, electronics and computer science.

    This course offers a theoretical point of view of all this concepts, as well as practical. During the course a Mobile Robot Platform will be programmed by using  Python, ROS and Raspberry Pi.

    Practice: Microrobot construction and contest.


    Engineering across CulturesCourse Goals 

    • Understand the role of human culture in identifying and solving engineering problems.
    • Explore various frameworks for defining and analyzing cultural drivers in the context of engineering design.
    • Practise ethnographic methods for customer discovery, needs assessment and developing product design specifications.
    • Gain practical experience in writing and analyzing engineering and business case studies.
    • Learn from the diverse backgrounds and international experiences of course participants through group discussions and projects.

    Who can apply?

    The course is open to any Engineering students willing to learn how to work in international teams or within an international professional context.

    The course will be led by TECNUN and University of Michigan professors:

    Professor Greg Hulbert, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan 

    Grading & Participation
    Class discussions, interactions with lecturers, and student group work will play important roles in this course.

    Individual Assignments (both in and out of class): 50%
    Collaborative group work (both in and out of class): 50%

    Final Course Project
    Students will prepare ethnographic case studies that examine the influence of cultural norms, traditions and values on the development of an engineering product design.  The specific design problems and cultural settings will be determined in consultation with the instructors.  Students will have multiple opportunities to consult with instructors and other course participants as they develop and refine their case studies.  Peer to peer interviews and critiques will be leveraged to help each student leave the course with an original case study for their professional portfolios.

Extracurricular activities:

Extracurricular activities

  • “Tapas" tour and Gastronomic Club dinners
  • Traditional Basque cider house dinner
  • Basque fishing village tour
  • South-western France coastal tour
  • Day trip to Bilbao and Guggenheim Museum visit
  • Day trip to Olite Castle - Palace: Wine Cellar visit and wine tasting (Spanish Course)
  • Day trip to Saint Francis Xavier Castle and Monastery of Leyre (Spanish Course)
  • Surfing  and sailing courses with qualified instructors
  • Sevillanas and Flamenco class (Spanish Course)
  • Company visits
  • Weekend in Madrid/Barcelona (NOT INCLUDED IN THE GENERAL TUITION FEES) Optional.
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