This course comprehensively presents various issues which have been charged to civil and environmental engineering to solve, for example, global environmental problems as well as local community planning problem. 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, Planning theory
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication 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||Water disasters and environmental||- To understand the characteristics and the environmental impacts of water disasters (e.g. heavy rain, sediment disasters).|
|Class 3||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 4||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 5||Solid waste and ground contamination and environment||- Through statics and case studies, understanding soil and ground water contaminations, solid waste in urban system.|
|Class 6||Scenery and landscape||- To understand the fundamental theory on landscape from citizens' perspective|
|Class 7||Structure and dynamics of landscape||- To think about what kind of meaning would be attached to landscape|
|Class 8||Decision-making for public||- To understand the fundamentals for the process of public planning and the way of decision-making.|
|Class 9||Energy consumption and sustainability in urban areas||- Understanding energy consumption and sustainability in urban areas|
|Class 10||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 11||Ground motions by crustal earthquakes and education for disaster prevention||- To understand ground motions and disaster by crustal earthquake under urbanized area - To understand the role of education for disaster prevention|
|Class 12||Investigating ground disaster from the viewpoint of soil and water dynamics||- To understand the foundations of ground disaster generation|
|Class 13||Frontiers of technological development of structure monitoring||- To understand brief overview of frontiers of technological development of structure monitoring|
|Class 14||Maintenance and management of infrastructure||- To understand the importance of infrastructure maintenance and the foundations of appropriate management strategies.|
|Class 15||Aging of urban infrastructure||- To understand the current situation of aging in urban infrastructure and the fundamentals for countermeasure.|
Lecture materials will be provided at OCWi.
-Small quiz during the class (3%*15=45%)
-Three assignments (20%*3=60%)
Note 1: If the total sum exceeds 100%, the score will be rounded to 100%.
Note 2: Assignment categories are 2-5th class: Water and soil environment, 6-1-: Landscape and planning, 11-15: Secure and safety
None in particular.
Not fixed office hours. Therefore, please contact the organizer or each lecturer in advance by email for the appointment.