By the end of the course, students are able to:
- Explain what characterizes problems that are addressed in civil engineering projects and how these problems are effectively dealt with.
- Explain and apply methods to analyse the complex multi-actor governance context of civil engineering projects.
- Select and apply methods for identifying, categorizing and selecting stakeholders that affect or are affected by civil engineering projects.
- Explain and apply methods for multi-criteria analysis as part of the problem solving cycle.
This is a part of Module 2, Water Management of the Bachelor Civil Engineering. See here for the complete description of this module.|
The module component “Governance of multi-actor problems” (GMP) introduces students into the “management” aspects of civil engineering (CE) projects. Students are made aware that CE projects are interventions in the public domain that take place in a complex policy context. By the end of the course, students are able to apply various concepts and methods that help dealing with this complex multi-actor context. Students gain knowledge about problem structures and are introduced into a framework to describe and assess a governance context. Students also gain knowledge about different methods for identifying, categorizing and prioritizing stakeholders and about multi-criteria analysis and its role in the problem solving cycle. By the end of the course, students are able to select and apply appropriate methods for actor/stakeholder analysis and to incorporate stakeholder preferences into the weighting of alternatives.
External students who are interested in this elective: please contact Peter Jansen (firstname.lastname@example.org)