This course comprehensively presents various issues which have been charged to civil and environmental engineering to solve. It also includes lectures on the latest initiatives in technology, policy, and planning theory.
Students will understand that civil and environmental engineering is an academic system concerned with the methodology of technologies and policies for constructing a secure, safe, and sustainable human society and the philosophy of planning.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
- View all the aspects included in civil and environmental engineering as one whole.
- Explain the basic technical, policy, and planning theories of civil and environmental engineering.
Civil and environmental engineering, Sustainability, Secure and safety
|Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Specialist skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
This course will be held in omnibus format and led by various instructors specializing in civil, urban, and environmental fields.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering||- To understand: 1. Current situation of globe; 2. Sustainable development; 3. Characteristics of infrastructure development; 4. Decisive factors of sustainable civil engineering; 5. Structural design considering environmental loads; and 6. Environment and coexistence|
|Class 2||Environmental change and change in water disasters||- To understand the characteristics and the environmental impacts of water disasters (e.g. heavy rain, sediment disasters).|
|Class 3||Impact evaluation of enclosed aquatic environment and large scale coastal development: Current Status and Issues||- To understand the impact evaluation of enclosed aquatic environment and large scale coastal development: Current Status and Issues|
|Class 4||Importance and vulnerability of coastal shallow water ecosystem||- To understand the importance and vulnerability of coastal shallow water ecosystem|
|Class 5||Next generation transport systems and its impact on environment||- To understand the outlines: (1) the role of cities and traffic problems, (2) Next-generation vehicle and transport system management.|
|Class 6||Philosophy of bicycle transport planning and environment||- To understand the historical issues of road construction, fundamental planning theory of road development, and the future of road-related environmental problems|
|Class 7||Fundamentals of sustainable national land, urban and transportation planning||- To understand the history of urban formation and transport infrastructure development in Japan and/or Tokyo, and also, the fundamental concept of sustainable spatial planning|
|Class 8||Energy consumption and sustainability in urban areas||- Understanding energy consumption and sustainability in urban areas|
|Class 9||Technologies contributing to the mitigation of global warming, urban warming and urban atmospheric environment||- To understand the outline of the technologies contributing to the mitigation of global warming, urban warming and urban atmospheric environment|
|Class 10||Advanced technology and challenges in water supply system||- After understanding the advance technology and challenges in water supply system, students will deepen their knowledge and understanding on the relevant challenging issues.|
|Class 11||Role of sewer system in basin-scale conservation of water environment||- Students will understand the role of sewer system in basin-scale conservation of water environment and discuss future possibilities on this system.|
|Class 12||Solid waste and ground contamination and environment||- Through statics and case studies, understanding soil and ground water contaminations, solid waste in urban system.|
|Class 13||Ground motions by crustal earthquakes||- To understand ground motions and disaster by crustal earthquake under urbanized area|
|Class 14||Ground motions by inter-plate earthquakes and earthquake disaster considered from ground structure||- To understand properties of inter-plate earthquake, relationships between ground structure and earthquake ground motions|
|Class 15||Recovery and restoration from natural disasters: disaster wastes and environmental concern||- Through case studies in previous natural disasters, understanding the significance of disaster in recovery and restoration period.|
Lecture materials will be provided at OCWi.
-Small quiz during the class (3%*15=45%)
- Four assignments (15%*4=60%)
Note: If the total sum exceeds 100%, the score will be rounded to 100%.
None in particular.