15 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module applies knowledge and engineering skills in the remit of urban infrastructure to the design of an urban area. The module will require that a broad overview is taken of the urban metabolism to understand the resource and energy dynamics. This will provide a basis for the design of a specific infrastructure system (such as water, energy or transport) considering the engineering design, construction and long term maintenance including the incorporation of technology to maximise efficiencies. Consideration on the impact on city dwellers in relation to equity and health and wellbeing will be vital to the design.

Restrictions on availability: Only available to PGT students in Civil & Structural Engineering.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Independent Study, Student presentations, including viewing and critiquing others work.
Assessment: Course work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Civil and Structural Engineering):

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