101-0031-AAL  Systems Engineering

SemesterAutumn Semester 2019
LecturersB. T. Adey
Periodicityevery semester recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentEnrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement.

Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit.


AbstractThis course is designed to familiarize students with formal methods to be used in general situations to solve problems. The content can be applied in the fields of Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geomatic Engineering and Spatial Planning and Infrastructure Systems.
ObjectiveUpon successful completion of the course the students will be able:
-to apply the basic solving problem process,
-to develop basic mathematical models to determine optimal solutions to problems, to
-to develop basic models to be used in decision making, and
-to be able to conduct basic economic and cost-benefit analyses.

All of which will improve their ability to find optimal solutions to problems in the fields of Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geomatic Engineering and Spatial Planning and Infrastructure Systems.
Content-Introduction
-Problem solving process
-Optimisation models
-Decision making models
-Economic analysis
-Cost-benefit analysis
Lecture notesThe script for the original course is in German. The English material that can be used for the virtual course is:
1 ) Adey, B.T., Hackl, J., Lam, J.C., van Gelder, P., van Erp, N., Prak, P., Heitzler, M., Iosifescu, I., Hurni, L., (2016), Ensuring acceptable levels of infrastructure related risks due to natural hazards with emphasis on stress tests, International Symposium on Infrastructure Asset Management (SIAM), Kyoto, Japan, January 21-22.
2) Blanchard, B.S., and Fabrycky W.J., (2008), Systems Engineering and Analysis, 5th International Edition, Prentice Hall.
3) Revelle, C.S., Whitlach, E.E., and Wright, J.R., (2003), Civil and Environmental Systems Engineering, 2nd Edition, Prentice Hall.