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Course module: 202200231
Process Simulation in Construction
Course infoSchedule
Course module202200231
Credits (ECTS)3
Course typeStudy Unit
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact F. Vahdatikhaki
Contactperson for the course F. Vahdatikhaki
Examiner F. Vahdatikhaki
Academic year2022
Starting block
RemarksPart of module 8 B-CE
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
After the completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Explain the role of process simulation in Civil Engineering
  • Distinguish between deterministic and stochastic modelling approaches
  • Explain the concept of Monte Carlo Simulation
  • Describe the principles of discrete-event simulation
  • Use appropriate technique to extract statistical information from site measurement
  • Apply the principles of discrete-event simulation in real project
  • Use appropriate software and modelling methodology to translate a conceptual model to a functional simulation model
  • Interpret the outcome of stochastic models
  • Reflect on the outcome of the model and translate it into actionable strategies
  • Deduce the notion of simulation-based optimization

This is a part of Module 8, Modelling & Analysis of Stochastic Processes of the Bachelor Civil Engineering. See here for the complete description of this module.

The course covers the following content:
  • There will be a series of lectures that covers the topic of stochastic simulation of construction processes
  • In a series of tutorials, students will learn about statistical methods, and stroboscope (i.e., the simulation software)
  • Several supervised project support sessions will provide students the support during their design project
  • The final exam will cover all the theory component of the course. This will be in form of one written digital exam.   
  Description Weighting
1 Online written exam 70%
2 Group Assignment 1 15%
3 Group Assignment 2 15%

External students who are interested in this elective: please contact Peter Jansen (
Module 8
Participating study
Bachelor Civil Engineering
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Presence dutyYes

Presence dutyYes


Project supervised


Online written exam / Group Assignment

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