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Unit information: Hazards and Infrastructure 2 in 2016/17

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Unit name Hazards and Infrastructure 2
Unit code CENG20003
Credit points 10
Level of study I/5
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 2 (weeks 13 - 24)
Unit director Dr. Agarwal
Open unit status Not open




School/department Department of Civil Engineering
Faculty Faculty of Engineering

Description including Unit Aims

The aim of this unit is to enable the students to understand the natural and man-made hazards (e.g. earthquakes, tsunami, floods, wind, explosions, accidents, human error) and the risks these pose to infrastructures and the society at large. The course will be delivered in the context of civil engineering infrastructures e.g. buildings, bridges, embankments, dams, transport, water supply etc.

Intended Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the project, the students will

ULO 1. Be able to explain concepts of hazards and resilience, (A4, B1)

ULO 2. Be able to explain how civil engineering infrastructures are vulnerable to natural and man-made hazards, (A5, B4, C3)

ULO 3. be able to summarise and implement qualitative risk analysis and to identify measures to improve infrastructure resilience. (B2, B4, B8, C3)

Teaching Information

Lectures will be arranged to cover different hazards and risks to infrastructures. Students will supplement these by undertaking wider reading.

Assessment Information

Progress test 30% (ULO 1-1, ULO1-2)

Group Project 70% (ULO 1-3)

Reading and References

D.Blockley (Ed.), Engineering Safety, McGraw Hill, 1992. B.M.Ayyub, Risk Analysis in Engineering and Economics, Chapman and Hall, 2003