The University School for Advanced Studies IUSS Pavia and the University of Pavia jointly run the Master in Civil Engineering for Mitigation of Risk from Natural Hazards, which provides advanced technical education in the field of structural and geotechnical earthquake engineering, hydraulic engineering and hydrogeology.
The Master Course is structured in two curricula:
- Reduction of Seismic Risk (ROSE)
- Hydrogeological Risk Assessment and Mitigation (HYRIS)
The courses are taught in English by highly-qualified local faculties as well as top international specialists invited to teach selected subjects.
The two-year programme will provide students with the proper theoretical background in fundamental disciplines including applied mathematics, solid and fluid mechanics to fully masterthe topics taught in advanced technical courses. As a part of their training, students will be required to spend a whole semester to work on a master thesis where they may have the opportunity to participate to national and international projects. They may also be involved in the use of cutting edge experimental facilities such as the Eucentre shake table, currently the largest and most powerful earthquake simulator existing in Europe.
The Master Programme has a two-year duration. It begins in late September and calls for a full-time commitment. Courses are programmed according to a dual system. While some courses are scheduled over the typical semester time-frame, others are contracted to last 4 weeks.