Civil Engineering and Territory (Fall Only)

Universidad de Granada

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Civil Engineering and Territory (Fall Only)

  • Host University

    Universidad de Granada

  • Location

    Granada, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Civil Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

  • Overview

    BRIEF CONTENT DESCRIPTION
    Knowledge of the role of civil engineering infrastructures in the transformation and development of Spanish territories. Theoretical-practical knowledge is intended by approaching the history of civil engineering works, as well as by analysing the location of public works in the territory and their territorial impact. Infrastructure development will be attended from the knowledge of the foundations of sectoral planning and its relationship with territorial planning. The incidence of civil engineering infrastructure in the different Spanish territorial and urban models will be assessed. It will show the need for landscape integration of infrastructure in its environment, as well as urban infrastructure and services as building elements of the city and its public spaces. In metropolitan areas, the role of transport and mobility infrastructures and current technological applications will be studied, giving rise to the “Smart Cities”. Through the study of national and international cases, students will be given a global vision of the role of civil engineering infrastructure in the transformation and development of different territories. In addition, field visits will be carried out to illustrate the theoretical and practical contents in situ.

     

    GENERAL COMPETENCES:

    • Knowledge of the history of civil engineering and training to analyse and assess public works in particular and construction in general.

    • Understanding the multiple territorial constraints that arise in the development of a public work.

    • Analysis of the location of public works in the territory and its territorial impact.

    • Knowledge of the different territorial and urban models through the incidence of civil engineering infrastructures in them

    • Ability to collect and interpret relevant data on case studies to make judgments that include a reflection on the issues raised.

    • Ability to transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions to both a specialized and non-specialized public.

    • Oral and written communication in Spanish.

    • Self-study and work autonomously.

    • Field work.

    SPECÍFIC COMPETENCES:

    • Knowledge of the influence of infrastructure in the planning of the territory and to participate in the urbanization of urban public space, such as water distribution, sanitation, waste management, transportation system, traffic, etc.

    OBJECTIVES

    • Know the role of civil engineering infrastructure in the transformation and development of territories.

    • Know the main historical landmarks of public works in Spain and their functionality.

    • Analyse the location of public works in the territory and its territorial impact from exemplary experiences and case studies.

    • Knowledge of the basis of sectoral planning and its relationship with territorial planning.

    • Assess the incidence of civil engineering infrastructure in different territorial and urban models,

    • Understand the need to integrate infrastructures into their environment, and their role as building elements of the city and its public spaces.

    • Know different Spanish territories through their infrastructures.

    • Apply the knowledge acquired in the field work.