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General information:
Name:
Man-made Hazards and Disaster risk management
Course of study:
2012/2013
Code:
DGK-2-302-GG-s
Faculty of:
Mining Surveying and Environmental Engineering
Study level:
Second-cycle studies
Specialty:
Geoinformation and Mining Surveying
Field of study:
Geodesy and Cartography
Semester:
3
Profile of education:
Academic (A)
Lecture language:
English
Form and type of study:
Full-time studies
Course homepage:
 
Responsible teacher:
dr hab. inż, prof. AGH Malinowska Agnieszka (amalin@agh.edu.pl)
Academic teachers:
dr hab. inż, prof. AGH Malinowska Agnieszka (amalin@agh.edu.pl)
Module summary

Description of learning outcomes for module
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Connections with FLO Method of learning outcomes verification (form of completion)
Social competence
M_K001 Student is able to work in a team and appreciate the value of teamwork. Student is open to new ways of solving problems. Student is able to discuss and crtique methods applied for resolving problems. Student can express their ideas and solutions implemented through public speaking. Student can establish weaknesses in the methods applied. Student can defend thesis. Student understands and appreciates intellectual property. GK2A_K01, GK2A_K02 Activity during classes,
Oral answer,
Case study,
Participation in a discussion,
Execution of laboratory classes,
Essays written during classes,
Involvement in teamwork
Skills
M_U001 Student is able to work in a team and appreciate the value of teamwork Student is open to new ways of solving problems and is able to discuss and crtique methods applied for resolving problems. Student can express their ideas and solutions implemented through public speaking Student can establish weaknesses in the methods applied and can defend thesis. Student understands and appreciates intellectual property. GK2A_U11, GK2A_U07, GK2A_U14, GK2A_U16, GK2A_U08, GK2A_U12, GK2A_U17, GK2A_U18, GK2A_U19 Activity during classes,
Oral answer,
Presentation,
Project,
Case study,
Participation in a discussion,
Execution of a project,
Essays written during classes,
Involvement in teamwork
Knowledge
M_W001 Student has knowledge about the methods and rules for hazards reduction in different circumstances. GK2A_W08, GK2A_W09 Case study,
Participation in a discussion,
Execution of a project,
Essays written during classes,
Involvement in teamwork
M_W002 Student has knowledge about rules of engineering structure vulnerability assessment. Student has knowledge about the most reliable methods for surface deformation prognosis. Student has knowledge about engineering structure hazards assessments. GK2A_W03, GK2A_W07, GK2A_W01, GK2A_W06, GK2A_W09 Activity during classes,
Case study,
Participation in a discussion,
Execution of exercises,
Essays written during classes,
Involvement in teamwork
FLO matrix in relation to forms of classes
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Form of classes
Lecture
Audit. classes
Lab. classes
Project classes
Conv. seminar
Seminar classes
Pract. classes
Zaj. terenowe
Zaj. warsztatowe
Others
E-learning
Social competence
M_K001 Student is able to work in a team and appreciate the value of teamwork. Student is open to new ways of solving problems. Student is able to discuss and crtique methods applied for resolving problems. Student can express their ideas and solutions implemented through public speaking. Student can establish weaknesses in the methods applied. Student can defend thesis. Student understands and appreciates intellectual property. - + - - - - - - - - -
Skills
M_U001 Student is able to work in a team and appreciate the value of teamwork Student is open to new ways of solving problems and is able to discuss and crtique methods applied for resolving problems. Student can express their ideas and solutions implemented through public speaking Student can establish weaknesses in the methods applied and can defend thesis. Student understands and appreciates intellectual property. - + - - - - - - - - -
Knowledge
M_W001 Student has knowledge about the methods and rules for hazards reduction in different circumstances. - + - - - - - - - - -
M_W002 Student has knowledge about rules of engineering structure vulnerability assessment. Student has knowledge about the most reliable methods for surface deformation prognosis. Student has knowledge about engineering structure hazards assessments. - + - - - - - - - - -
Module content
Auditorium classes:
  1. Course Concerns

    Surface continuous and discontinuous deformation cause financial losses. Properly designed monitoring of the hazards and reliable hazard prognosis may lead to reduction of those losses. The problem of properly established hazard management is also a very significant social issue.

  2. Course Objectives

    Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
    • understand basic man- made hazards (e.g., continuous surface deformation, discontinuous surface deformation and their monitoring)
    • understand the basic rules of assessment of structure vulnerability (railway tracks, pipelines etc)
    • implement the methods for assessments (Polish, worlds experiences)
    • know the methods and rules for hazards reduction in different circumstances
    • analyze the underlying probability distributions of various hazards, including magnitude and frequency distributions for different hazards
    • use GIS for spatial analysis, mapping, risk assessment and real-time management of disasters and their effects
    • reduce hazards in different circumstances
    • showcase professional research, analysis, writing, and presentation skills

    The course will deal with the following topics (among others):
    • principles of GIS techniques
    • spatial modeling of hazards
    • mapping of elements at risk
    • vulnerability assessment
    • risk assessment and risk reduction planning research skills and methodology; thesis research

  3. Tentative List of Topics

    Week 1-2: Monitoring surface deformation
    Integration of the results of the surface monitoring in GIS database. Estimation of the surface deformation factors and their reliability analysis. Evaluation of the areas being under influence of dynamic and vanishing surface deformations.
    Week 3-6: Risk Assessment of engineering structures affected by continuous deformation
    Integration spatial data concerning engineering structures and continuous surface deformation predicted in GIS. Estimation of the engineering structures vulnerability. Hazard assessment of the engineering structures which will be affected by surface deformation. Analysis of the reliability of the assessments done. Proposition of the risks reduction.
    Week 7-12 Risk assessment terrain surfaces affected by discontinuous deformation
    Integration spatial data concerning risk factors causing discontinuous surface deformation in GIS. Estimation of the areas hazarded by discontinuous deformation. Comparison of the results achieved with a use of different methods. Analysis of the reliability of the assessments done.
    Week 13-14 Risk assessment of terrain surfaces affected by continuous deformations caused by liquid reservoirs exploitation
    Integration spatial data concerning risk factors causing continuous surface deformation in GIS. Estimation of the areas hazarded by continuous deformation. Analysis of the reliability of the assessments done.

Student workload (ECTS credits balance)
Student activity form Student workload
Summary student workload 90 h
Module ECTS credits 3 ECTS
Preparation for classes 35 h
Participation in auditorium classes 30 h
Completion of a project 15 h
Contact hours 5 h
Preparation of a report, presentation, written work, etc. 5 h
Additional information
Method of calculating the final grade:

Grading is based on a series of :
• individual written tests,
• written state of the art- teamwork,
• discussion, quizzes –teamwork,
• collaborative research projects.

The requirement is to pass 7 tests concerning vocabulary and knowledge elicited form 7 hazard issues. These tests will be worth 20% of final grade.
Short critical assignments about state of the art in 7 hazard issues will be written. Teamwork assumes that every student will write critical reviews based on at least one research journal (in 7 hazards issues). These assignments will be worth an additional 25% of the final grade.
Every group will have an opportunity to present their point of view in the front of other students. This is worth an additional 25 % of the final grade.
The collaborative project will entail small student groups (4-5 people) collecting information about state of the art in 7 hazard issues. Critical review of the most current research solutions will allow students to elect the best method for resolving given problems. Based on students’ experiences and ability to GIS application in resolving spatial problems, they will choose the best solution. Every group needs to prepare assignments which will summaries presented solution with the state of the art (30%).
The allocation of grade points is as follows:

20 points = short tests (7x)
25 points = critical review essay (7x)
25 points = discussion
30 points = collaborative report and presentation (7x)

Prerequisites and additional requirements:

Academic level and background

Applicants for the Master of Science (MSc) degree program should have a Bachelor degree or equivalent from a recognized university in a discipline related to the course, preferably combined with working experience in a relevant field.

English language

As all courses are given in English, proficiency in the English language is a prerequisite. Please note: the requirements when applying for fellowships may vary according to the regulations of the fellowship provider. English language tests: minimum requirements B2 level.

Computer skills
Applicants for the course should have at least 2 semesters experiences in GIS application in resolving environmental problems.

Recommended literature and teaching resources:

Required Textbooks:
There is no required textbook. Required readings will be posted, including a mix of web sites and refereed journal articles from our Library's online collection.
Recommended Texts:
While not required, you may want to add one or more of the following to your personal library:
• Chilingarian G. V., Donaldson E. C. and Yen T. F.: Subsidence due to fluid withdrawal. Amsterdam : Elsevier Science, 1995.
• Kratzsch H. : Mining subsidence engineering. Berlin, Springer-Verlag, 1983.
• Rougier J., Sparks S., Hill L. J.: Assessment of risk and uncertainty is crucial for natural hazard risk management. University of Bristol.
• Tiberius, C. C. J. M.: Recursive data processing for kinematic GPS surveying . Delft : NCG, 1998.
• Whittaker B. N. and Reddish D. J.: Subsidence : occurence, prediction and control / and David J. Reddish. Elsevier, 1989.
• Waltham T.: Sinkholes and subsidence : karst and cavernous rocks in engineering and construction / Tony Waltham, Fred Bell, Martin Culshaw. Berlin : Springer, 2005.

Scientific publications of module course instructors related to the topic of the module:

Additional scientific publications not specified

Additional information:

None