PLAN20070 Smart Cities

Academic Year 2021/2022

This module is unique in its focus on the core challenges facing our increasingly 'smart' cities, from their operational functions and planning through to management and control. The module reflects the changes that technology is making to the operation of, and our understanding of, the city, and gives students the technical and theoretical skills needed to make a difference to the cities of today and tomorrow.

OBJECTIVES
1. Introduce the basic concepts and principles of Smart City – Smart Environment, Smart Economy, Smart Governance, Smart Mobility, Smart People and Smart Living
2. Provide exposure to real-life projects in the area of Smart Cities both at a national and international levels
3. Provide different perspectives on the core elements of a Smart City by facilitating discussions with invited lectures with a wide range of expertise from industry, research laboratories and academic institutions
4. Become familiar with various Smart Cities topics and examples of how they have been implemented in practice.
5. Become part of a real-life smart citizen initiative as part of a group project

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

OUTCOMES
On the successful completion of the module, you will be able to:
• Demonstrate an understanding of the economic, political, environmental and community context for Smart Cities;
• Demonstrate and understanding of the key elements underpinning the definition and development of a Smart City;
• Demonstrate a basic understanding of citizen science initiatives as a result of practical applications.

Indicative Module Content:

1. Introduce the basic concepts and principles of Smart City – Smart Environment, Smart Economy, Smart Governance, Smart Mobility, Smart People and Smart Living
2. Provide exposure to real-life projects in the area of Smart Cities both at a national and international levels
3. Provide different perspectives on the core elements of a Smart City by facilitating discussions with invited lectures with a wide range of expertise from industry, research laboratories and academic institutions
4. Become familiar with various Smart Cities topics and examples of how they have been implemented in practice.
5. Become part of a real-life smart citizen initiative as part of a group project

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Lectures

12

Seminar (or Webinar)

4

Computer Aided Lab

8

Total

24

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
active/task-based learning; peer and group work; lectures; critical writing; enquiry & problem-based learning; student presentations, etc. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Equivalents:
Smart Cities (PEP20140)


 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Class Test: multiple answers or short answers test Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No

35

Essay: essays on site visits or invited lectures Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No

10

Group Project: group project using sensors Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded No

50

Presentation: group presentation of the project Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded No

5


Carry forward of passed components
No
 
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Name Role
Mr Niall Buckley Tutor
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
 
Autumn
     
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Fri 12:00 - 13:50