• Year 2Year 2
  • Safety & Risks in deltas
  • Sustainable civil engineering
  • Area development
  • Modelling & Analysis of stochastic processes

Module 5: Safety & Risks in Deltas

The second year starts with a module on safety and risks in flood areas. What are relevant mechanisms, techniques and strategies?

After this module you will have:

  • Gained valuable knowledge at the conceptual, technical and policy level of the opportunities and effects of extreme events;
  • Knowledge about flood safety, drought problems and extreme events related to water processes;
  • The skills needed to design and implement mathematical simulation models that are linked to infrastructure and flood risks;
  • Learned how to determine future risks by combining statistics, fluid mechanics and soil mechanics.

With your project group, you will analyse the water security of a dyked area in the Netherlands.

Module 6: Sustainable Civil Engineering

This module handles the technical, ecological, economic and social aspects of civil engineering.

In this module you learn how to:

  • Evaluate the environmental impact and life cycle of building materials and decide which solutions contribute most to a sustainable infrastructure;
  • Integrate sustainability into a single solution that integrates efficient use of raw materials, environmental impact and energy flows;
  • Evaluate different sustainability scenarios and apply qualitative multi-criteria analysis methods.

Together with your project group, you will present – in front of a broad audience – for example a design for a self-sufficient business park and houses on that site. The design will centre on sustainability.

Module 7: Area Development

During module 7 you immerse yourself in analysing and evaluating the diverse aspects that come into play in urban planning. Which spatial and economic developments play a role? In the team project, you will develop a vision for a Twente region based on spatial analysis and a multidisciplinary approach. You and your team will make a 3D visualization of the urban development with the help of SketchUp, and draw up a policy assessment. Finally, you and your team will present your analyses, evaluation and vision in a clear, accessible report.

Module 8: Modelling & Analysis of Stochastic Processes

The last module of the second year focuses on simulating and predicting traffic flow and transport processes. You will model and analyse complex problems with a large uncertainty factor, for example, road development, determining the delay at a traffic light, or the number of required operating rooms in a hospital.

At the end of this module you will:

  • Understand the dynamic of traffic flow and the relationship between all the variables that influence it;
  • Know what the right tool is to tackle a problem, convert it into the appropriate conceptual model and then link the result with reality;
  • Be able to design, execute, analyse and interpret simulation experiments.
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