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Course module: 202000100
Introduction to Smart Cities
Course info
Course module202000100
Credits (ECTS)6
Course typeStudy Unit
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact persondr. K. Vrielink
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dr. C. Acar
Examiner E.C. Dertien
Examiner A.G. Doree
Examiner M. van Keulen
prof.dr. M. van der Meijde
Academic year2022
Starting block
RemarksPart of minor Smart Ways To Make Smart Cities Smarter
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISNo
  1. At the end of the module’s first block, students are able to recall ten types of urban infrastructures, their state, purpose, and vulnerability.
  2. At the end of the module’s first block, students can express five grand challenges, and two distinct trajectories of smart city engineering.
  3. At the end of the module’s first block, students can explain the barriers of smart city realization, criticize the smart city rhetoric, and state why few Smart Cities examples exist in practice.

The contents will slightly change, the general setup remains the same

This is a part of Minor, Smart Ways To Make Smart Cities Smarter. See
here for the complete description of this module.

Students participating in this module are introduced to the opportunities and challenges in society’s transition towards Smart City Urban Environment. While exploring this theme, this module focuses on the infrastructures construction activities that are aimed to realize smarter cities, but before doing so often first disturb processes and activities in public space.
Students are introduced to state-of-the-art technologies (ICT, sensors, intelligence etc.) that could help minimizing the disruption of construction processes. As such technologies are soon to be deployed in the built environment and civil engineering, they broaden the capabilities and (inter)operability of equipment and coordination processes.
During the module part ‘introduction’ the students learn about the phenomenon of smart cities from a planning and construction management viewpoint, and get insights in the basic engineering and technology perspectives related to it.
Assumed previous knowledge
All engineering/math/science-profile students are suited. Other students should have interest in technology and be willing to learn about scientific/physics/engineering basic principles.
Participating study
Bachelor Civil Engineering
Required materials
Course material
Provided on canvas
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