The Next Generation of Infrastructure

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The Next Generation of Infrastructure

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The Next Generation of Infrastructure
The course The Next Generation of Infrastructure is an online class provided by Delft University of Technology through edX. The skill level of the course is Intermediate. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.
Explore the challenges and complexity of both global and local infrastructure (IT/Telecom, Energy, Water and Transportation) and how to make the best decisions to improve it.
Course description
We increasingly depend on reliable and affordable supply of energy, water, transport, telecommunication and information services to improve livability and facilitate economic development. However, today’s infrastructure systems are drastically changing. They are becoming more and more web-based, interconnected and transnational, with increasingly fragmented public and private ownership, while new technologies are on their way. The capital need for investment in new infrastructures and upgrading of ageing infrastructures is tremendous. During this infrastructure course you will learn to examine these challenges from a new, combined engineering and social sciences perspective. Subsequently we will focus on the challenges that complex adaptive infrastructure systems pose for governance, management and decision-making in a world full of uncertainties. In the last part of the course, we will introduce a selection of topics and tools (modeling & simulation, value sensitive design, standards, ICT-architecture) which will help you to improve the adequacy of infrastructure systems and services, while dealing with the risks and vulnerabilities of infrastructure interdependencies. In our case studies, we will focus on topical developments and policies, such as sustainable energy transition (including smart grids), urbanization and its impact on infrastructures, the challenges of climate change and water scarcity, and the phenomenon of inverse infrastructure development (self-organization). If you are interested or involved in the functioning of today’s and tomorrow’s infrastructures, this course is an exceptional learning opportunity, whether you are a student or a professional. You will be interacting with peers all over the world and we will present a large number of case studies. The course is based on the results of an extensive and renowned international research programme titled ‘Next Generation Infrastructures’ (NGInfra). LICENSE The course materials of this course are Copyright Delft University of Technology and are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC-BY-NC-SA) 4.0 International License.

Prerequisites & Facts

The Next Generation of Infrastructure

Course Topic

Business and Management, Computer Science, Social Sciences

University, College, Institution

Delft University of Technology

Course Skill Level

Intermediate

Course Language

English

Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)

Degree

Certificate

Degree & Cost

The Next Generation of Infrastructure

To obtain a verified certificate from edX / Delft University of Technology you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate (50.00 USD) or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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Topic: Business and Management, Computer Science, Social Sciences
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