Advanced Urban Drainage

2018/2019

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module adds to the knowledge obtained in Urban Drainage and Hydraulics.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Objective:    

Students who complete the module:

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Shall have knowledge on how urban wastewater and stormwater runoff interacts with our cities and its surrounding environment.
  • Understand how this impact can be controlled by using advanced analysis and numerical modelling.

Skills

  • Understand rainfall processes and transport of storm water on urban surfaces.
  • Be able to evaluate the consequences of climate change for urban drainage systems.
  • Combine knowledge on hydrodynamic performance of the storm drainage system with knowledge on the consequences in the receiving waters.
  • Design a water management strategy for city areas so they can cope with increased precipitation.

Competences

  • Be able to plan the drainage structure for an entire city with respect to flooding, receiving water quality and climate change.
  • To structure and produce technical documentation of complex problems, methods and results.
  • Present and communicate results in a web-based media
  • Must be able to contribute successfully to teamwork within the problem area and make a common presentation of the result of the project work.

Type of instruction

Project work with supervision supplemented with instructions, workshops, presentation seminars, lab tests, etc.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 15 ECTS project module, the workload is expected to be 450 hours for the student.

Exam

Exams

Name of examAdvanced Urban Drainage
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Individual oral exam based on presentation seminar and project rapport.
ECTS15
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the Joint Programme Regulations.
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Facts about the module

Danish titleVideregående afløbsteknik
Module codeB-VM-K3G-12
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS15
Language of instructionDanish and English
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Civil Engineering
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science