Courses Catalogue

Introduction To Construction Intelligent Systems And Simulation

COURSE CODE: CIV4112
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Civil Engineering, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course covers a variety of techniques for using computers to simulate intelligent behavior in the construction industry. Emphasis is placed on an in-depth study of implementation techniques for a few popular approaches, rather than trying to cover the entire field of Artificial Intelligence. Students will propose and test their own ideas within the areas under study.

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE

 

To provide knowledge on the role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Modeling and Simulation (M&S) of Civil Engineering Construction

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of this course, the student should be able to:

·        Explain the concepts of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and intelligent systems

·        Review AI applications and likely future directions in construction.

·        Have an introduction to the field of intelligent agents, knowledge representation and knowledge engineering.

·        Exposed to the concept of optimization

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

A student on completing this course is expected to:

·        Appreciate the concept of the AI systems and their application in construction

·        compare and contrast agent-oriented systems with object oriented systems

·        Apply both theoretical and practical aspects of intelligent modelling, optimization and control of non-linear systems.

·        to develop intelligent systems through case studies, simulation examples and experimental results