Content, progress and pedagogy of the
The course provides practical knowledge and skills in the
development of designs supporting sustainability in the urban built
environment. The aim is to gain knowledge and understanding of the
design challenges relevant to creating more ecologically based
cities considering natural and built elements in the design
process. The course will contribute to fostering knowledge and
skills about sustainable urban development in a changing built
environment. Hereby, the students obtain competencies in
engineering solutions to guide the city through a sustainable
Students who complete the module:
- Must have knowledge of causes, development, and effects of
climate change from global to local scale.
- Must have knowledge on aquatic and terrestrial ecology and
- Must have knowledge on techniques for addressing climate
- Must have knowledge on urban water management practices.
- Must have knowledge of fundamental hydraulics.
- Must be able to utilise digital and
analouge analytical tools and methods concerning sustainable
and infrastructural design.
- Must be able to identify and address problems in relation to
climate adaption and hydrological issues relevant to the design of
the built environment.
- Must be able to assess similarities and differences between
rural and urban ecosystems.
- Must be able to assess the impact of the build environment on
- Must be able to measure, quantify, and model urban
transformation processes in relation to the built environment.
- Must be able to perform simple hydraulic calculations in
respect to urban water issues.
- Must have the competence to analyse, plan, and guide the
sustainable transformation of a city.
- Must be able to evaluate the quality of urban ‘blue’ and
‘green’ ecosystem structures.
- Must have the competence to develop strategies for urban
Type of instruction
Types of instruction are listed in § 17; Structure and
contents of the programme.
|Name of exam||Climate and Hydrology in Urban Transformation|
|Type of exam|
|Assessment||7-point grading scale|
|Type of grading||Internal examination|
|Criteria of assessment||The criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination
Policies and Procedures|