Semester 1 - Basic acquisitions


Semester 1: Basic Acquisitions


The first semester is dedicated to provide to the participants the basic knowledge to be able to understand the overall concepts of the 3 water domains, the engineering methods applied to water sector and the concepts of ICT which are relevant in the water management area: sensors, communication networks and protocols, big data, analytics, real time systems, programming, water sciences including challenges like water-energy-food nexus, maths and physics. Through a collaborative module dedicated to flood numerical modelling and with a specific eLearning and collaborative environment created by the consortium, the participants acquire collaborative skills to strengthen the community of the master and also with professionals and practitioners.

Semester 1 contents
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Modules 1.(*) - Resources:
Module 1.1 – Mathematics & Physics - UNS, BTU, UPC - 6 ECTS

The participants receive a refresher course on mathematics and physics used in water engineering and Hydroinformatics (numerical and computer methods). Mathematics covers statistics applied in hydrology (Cf. extreme values). Physics is focused on fluid mechanics.

Module 1.2 – Hydrology & Hydraulics - UNS, BTU, UPC - 6 ECTS

The module gives to the participants the basic principles of hydrology and free-surface hydraulics. The presentation covers concepts, methods and tools used in engineering activities. Subjects are hydrological cycle, precipitations measurement and analysis, evaporation analysis, rainfall-runoff analysis, physical properties of water, hydrostatics, basic hydrodynamics, uniform flow in channels and pipes, steady-state, non-uniform and unsteady flow concept.

Module 1.3 – Introduction to water and aquatic environment management - UNS, BTU, UPC - 6 ECTS

The module presents the water issues in the world, such as floods, draughts, sanitation, water supply, irrigation. Lectures are focused on the operational management of the aquatic environments and the key role of Hydroinformatics. The module covers ecological, physical, chemical and biological aspects of aquatic environments and the related artificial infrastructure/constructions.

Module 1.4 – Introduction to Smart Water - Computer skills, databases and GIS - ICT - UNS, BTU, UPC - 6 ECTS

The module provides basic skills in operating computer resources in networks, in one programming language, in databases management and in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Technology. The participants receive an introduction into modern ICT and the position of ICT in engineering activities related to the water field. Exercises are mainly focusing on simple programming examples and GIS application for water related problems.

Module 1.5 - Web-based collaborative engineering - UNS, BTU, UPC - 4 ECTS

The course introduces the use and practice of Web-services and software for collaborating engineering and communicating over the Internet. Participants from all places have to collaborate over the Net on a given engineering exercise within small mixed groups. The intention is to familiarise with the medium Internet and establish virtual contacts between the participants who will later meet in the 2nd semester face to face. Students are supposed to acquire skills of working in an heterogeneous multi-cultural environment. The module is technically coordinated by BTUC.

Module 1.6 – Project management & Communication (European Language I skills - Except English) - UNS, BTU, UPC - 2 ECTS

The module is provide to the participants the basis of the project management. The module is also defined as integrated language training in one of the language used by the European institutions (French, German, Spanish and Polish) or in another European language but not in English that is the working language of the Master Course. The validation is obtained through the evaluation systems established in each hosting institution.