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ACE155 - Urban metabolism and resources  
Städernas resursomsättning
 
Syllabus adopted 2019-02-21 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPIEE
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Fail
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Civil and Environmental Engineering
Department: 20 - ARCHITECTURE AND CIVIL ENGINEERING

The course is full. For waiting list, please contact the director of studies: patrik.hellman@chalmers.se
Teaching language: English
Application code: 27125
Open for exchange students: Yes
Block schedule: A
Maximum participants: 25

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0119 Written and oral assignments 3,0c Grading: TH   3,0c    
0219 Project 4,5c Grading: TH   4,5c    

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MPIEE INFRASTRUCTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory elective)
MPIEE INFRASTRUCTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (compulsory elective)

Examiner:

Yuliya Kalmykova

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Eligibility:


In order to be eligible for a second cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme that owns the course. (If the second cycle course is owned by a first cycle programme, second cycle entry requirements apply.)
Exemption from the eligibility requirement: Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling these requirements.

Course specific prerequisites

BSc in Natural Sciences, Civil Engineering, Architecture, Environmental Engineering or equivalent.

Aim

The aim of the course is for students to understand functioning of cities in terms of their technical systems, including water and transportation infrastructures, urban resource use and waste production as well as exchange between the cities and the environment. The obtained skills will enable students to assess cities resource consumption and environmental impact, critically examine urban technical systems and propose the necessary measures to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and to meet challenges of global urbanization, resource scarcity and environmental degradation.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

explain critical aspects of sustainable development for urban areas with focus on environmental impacts and resource constraints;

study urban technical systems, including water and transportation systems, and resource flows to identify eventual problems in relation to sustainable development;

suggest improvements to technical systems, technology, resource management and lifestyles that may enable efficient resource use, mitigate climate impacts and prevent pollution;

simulate, predict and evaluate the effect of suggested improvements in urban systems on resource flows and the environmental impact.

Content

The following topics are included in the course: sustainable infrastructures, built environment, water and transportation systems; urban resource consumption and management; circular economy and industrial symbiosis.

The following methods will be applied among others: material flow analysis, geographic infromation sytems and urban water metabolism modelling.

Organisation

The course topics are explored through lectures and readings; seminars and laboratory works for learning modelling and assesment tools; group projects and a written individual assignment.

Literature

Study materials will be made available on the course webpage.

Examination including compulsory elements

The final grade is based on the written report and oral presentation/opposition of the group project and on the written individual assignment. Mandatory attendance applies to laboratory works, consultations with teacher in group projects and for the final presentation of group projects.


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