Civil Engineering Infrastructure (NVS5)
Beatriz Martinez-Pastor, Programme Director Civil Engineering InfrastructureThe focus of my research has been related to transport networks and the concept of resilience. Resilience can be analysed in many areas; however, in the last years, it has acquired significant relevance in the area of transport networks. Transport resilience can be defined as the ability of systems to absorb and recover from a perturbation, and it is noted, that even nowadays, quantitative models for evaluating the impact of the hazards and the recovery of the systems are scarce.
This is an academic programme suited to students with an interest in analysis and design of civil engineering infrastructure. It will provide you with the confidence to develop optimal solutions to complex problems from a knowledge of science, technology and mathematics. You will also understand the roles, responsibilities and ethical standards of your profession. You will have the ability to communicate with the engineering community and with society at large and to work as an individual and in group settings. You will have the ability to design civil engineering infrastructure and to undertake independent research. The learning experience includes lectures, tutorials, laboratory practicals and group/individual project work. Assessment is by a combination of end-of-semester examinations and continuous assessment which takes the form of individual assignments, practical laboratory work exercises, and group projects. Our goal with this learning and assessment approach is to produce independent critical thinkers with the skills required to engage in self-directed learning throughout their varied careers.
The program, while mainly based in Chang'an University, China, is globally engaged being taught almost entirely through English with the approximately half of the course being delivered by recognised international experts from University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland. This experience is further enhanced for the highest achieving students who have the option to spend a time studying in UCD’s campus in Dublin.