To prepare students for a long lasting professional career, the programme promotes personal development of (as defined by the CDIO system):
1. Technical knowledge and reasoning means that one
- Has a good theoretical grasp of the mechanical and physico-chemical properties of ground, soil and water for analysis of their interaction with structures and environment.
- Can investigate and analyse the presence and characteristics of ground, soil and water relevant to the infrastructure system.
- Understands basically the concept of sustainable development, and know how to apply and use this knowledge in a professional manner to be able to contribute to a global sustainability.
2. Personal and professional skills and attributes mean that one
- Can solve engineering problems professionally, including:
- Conceptual modelling.
- Qualitative and quantitative design.
- Analysis with respect to uncertainty.
- Finding solutions and, information for decisions.
- Can analyse the function of infrastructure systems theoretically and in practice.
- Can analyse a system from a risk perspective.
- Can think creatively and critically.
- Has acquired a foundation for life-long learning.
- Can apply systematic approaches by seeing holistically, is able to set priorities, focus, and make trade-offs in choosing solutions.
- Maintains integrity under pressure.
3. Interpersonal skills: teamwork and communication means that one
- Can communicate by drawing up relevant strategies, that is, by forming suitable structures and using language and illustrations in both written (including IT) and oral presentations.
- Is able to use English as a working language.
- Has the ability to work with a group as leader, expert, or both.
4. Conceiving, designing, implementing, and operating systems in the enterprise and social context. means that one
- Can design the infrastructure systems needed by society for water and transport.
- Can analyse the effects of the infrastructure on people and the environment.
- Can plan and design optimal solutions based on requirements of function, sustainability or environment, and economic reality.