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Whole Life Civil Systems Analysis



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WS 2017/18 - SS 2019

Fakultät VI

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Institut für Bauingenieurwesen

36312400 FG Systemtechnik baulicher Anlagen

Hartmann, Timo

Hartmann, Timo

POS-Nummer PORD-Nummer Modultitel
2347094 38830 Whole Life Civil Systems Analysis

Learning Outcomes

The design of a civil system needs to satisfy a number of technical conditions, but also needs to optimzie the use of economic and environmental resources over the system's lifetime. This module will teach methods for designing large-scale civil systems under consideration of their life-cycle resource usage. To this end, it will focus on a combination of mathematical-analytical techniques with methods for engineering cost, risk, and multi-criteria comparision. Further, the module will teach methods of how to use historical and simulation data in relation to these methods. Finally, an important focus is the exploration how these techniques and methods can be meaningfully applied within interdisciplinary teams and within setting of collective decision making. To ground the theoretical part of the module, students will gain practical hands on experiences modelling complex civil systems with the discussed techniques and methods using a rich practical case study project.


- Life-cycle assessment - Multi-objective optimization - Economic and environmental resource estimation - Risk assessment - Collective Decision Making

Module Components


All Courses are mandatory.

Course Name Type Number Cycle Language SWS VZ
Whole-Life Civil Systems Analysis PJ 3631 L 9261 WS No information 2
Whole-Life Civil Systems Analysis VL 3631 L 9256 WS No information 2

Workload and Credit Points

Whole-Life Civil Systems Analysis (PJ):

Workload description Multiplier Hours Total
Präsenzzeit 15.0 2.0h 30.0h
Vor-/Nachbereitung 15.0 4.0h 60.0h
90.0h(~3 LP)

Whole-Life Civil Systems Analysis (VL):

Workload description Multiplier Hours Total
Präsenzzeit 15.0 2.0h 30.0h
Vor-/Nachbereitung 15.0 4.0h 60.0h
90.0h(~3 LP)
The Workload of the module sums up to 180.0 Hours. Therefore the module contains 6 Credits.

Description of Teaching and Learning Methods

- Read and comment on selected texts - Discussion of complex or problematic areas of the texts; practice and application examples during lectures - Project work: Modelling and optimizing the life-cycle resource requirements of a complex civil system

Requirements for participation and examination

Desirable prerequisites for participation in the courses:


Mandatory requirements for the module test application:

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Module completion



Type of exam

Portfolio examination

Type of portfolio examination

100 points in total



Test elements

Name Points Categorie Duration/Extent
comments on literature 30 written ca. 10 selected readings
individual project assignment 40 practical 2 reports of ca. 4 pages, class presentations
group project assignment 30 practical report of ca. 8 pages

Grading scale

Test description (Module completion)

30% Comments Literature 40% Individual Project Assignment 30% Jigsaw Group Assignment

Duration of the Module

The following number of semesters is estimated for taking and completing the module:
1 Semester.

This module may be commenced in the following semesters:

Maximum Number of Participants

This module is not limited to a number of students.

Registration Procedures

sign up for the portfolio exam on Qispos

Recommended reading, Lecture notes

Lecture notes

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Electronical lecture notes

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Recommended literature
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Assigned Degree Programs

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Students of other degrees can participate in this module without capacity testing.


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