2016 Infrastructure Planning and Design

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Academic unit or major
Civil Engineering
Instructor(s)
Yai Tetsuo  Asakura Yasuo  Muromachi Yasunori  Fukuda Daisuke  Suzuki Mio  Kusakabe Takahiko 
Course component(s)
Mode of instruction
 
Day/Period(Room No.)
Mon5-8(M111)  Thr5-8(M111)  
Group
-
Course number
ZUT.D230
Credits
1.5
Academic year
2016
Offered quarter
1Q
Syllabus updated
2016/4/27
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

This course focuses on planning and designing urban/transportation infrastructure. It covers the fundamentals skills about presentation explaining significance and reasonableness of the projects, design of infrastructures, and logical evaluation of the projects considering various stakeholders and elements.
This course consists of lectures and a group work. In a group work, each group deals with a topic about transit planning, and urban planning of certain local regions. Each group creates planning/designing alternatives, and conducts evaluation of alternatives. Students report their achievement by mid-term/final presentations, reports, and deliverable.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Have an understanding of fundamental skills of project management.
2) Produce a report of the projects which includes logical explanation and evaluation based on findings.
3) Have skills of identifying issues of a project and proposing alternatives.
4) Have an understanding of logical evaluation of the projects considering various stakeholders and elements.
5) Acquire the oral competence necessary to make presentations in Japanese, articulate views/ideas/findings, etc., and debate effectively.

Keywords

Transportation planning, Urban planning, Infrastructure planning, Infrastructure projects, Infrastructure design

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

This course consists of lectures and group works. In a group work, students are required to conduct literature review, on-site review/survey, planning/designing alternatives, and evaluation of alternatives. Students report their achievement by mid-term/final presentations, reports, and deliverable. Attendance is taken in every class.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Guidance, Explanation about topics of group work, Lecture about fundamental skills for project management 1. Conduct literature review about a topic
Class 2 Lecture about fundamental skills for project management 2. Group discussion about literature. Conduct on-site review
Class 3 Lecture about fundamental skills for project management 3. Group discussion about the target area of the project. Group discussion about identifying issues of the project. Review objectives of planning
Class 4 Lecture about fundamental skills for project management 4. Group discussion about concept of the project. Preparation of the study tour
Class 5 Study tour of infrastructure. Review the study tour
Class 6 Group discussion about survey for evaluation. Conduct on-site survey
Class 7 Survey and analysis of survey results. Review the survey results
Class 8 Group discussion about planning alternatives and their evaluation. Preparation of evaluation about plan
Class 9 Group discussion about planning alternatives and their evaluation. Make mid-term presentation and report
Class 10 Mid-term presentation. Review the discussion in the presentation
Class 11 Group discussion about planning alternatives and their evaluation. Preparation of designing
Class 12 Group discussion about design alternatives of and their evaluation. Preparation of evaluation about design
Class 13 Group discussion about design alternatives of and their evaluation. Have a discussion about structure of final report
Class 14 Group discussion about design alternatives of and their evaluation. Make final presentation
Class 15 Final presentation and debate. Make final report

Textbook(s)

Text book is provided during class.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Course materials are provided during class.

Assessment criteria and methods

Students’ course scores are based on exercise (40%), report (30%), presentation (20%), and deliverable (10%)
Full attendance of lectures, mid and final presentations are compulsory.

Related courses

  • ZUT.G230 : Exercise on Civil and Environmental Planning

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

No prerequisites.

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