Course content

Collaborative Design and Engineering deals with processes in which multiple actors work together for a given civil engineering problem, in a complicated environment. In this course students gain understanding of the aspects of Collaborative Design and Engineering by carrying out a design project in collaboration. In this group assignment, students work together in large teams, deal with stakeholders with diverse interests, apply methods and concepts from the various BSc courses for solving the given problem and deal with the challenges of group dynamics.

After this course, students will have understanding of collaborative design processes, i.e. of design processes in the context of (large, multi-disciplinary) teams, acting in an environment with team members of different backgrounds and with different stakeholders with diverse interests. Students will have developed collaborative skills, not only the necessary technical competences in civil engineering design, but moreover collaboration skills for dealing with organisation, management, group dynamics and the effective use of information technology.