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 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 diked area in the Netherlands.
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 – a design for a self-sufficient business park and houses on that site. The design will centre on sustainability.
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 a 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.
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.