Hydrogeological Risk Assessment and Mitigation (HYRIS)

This programme of study focuses on the assessment of risk caused by floods, avalanches and landslides to new and existing structures and infrastructures, and on the structural and non-structural measures which can be envisaged for its mitigation.
Compulsory and elective courses are offered on a number of core subjects including hydrology, fluvial hydraulics and hydromorphology, hydraulic infrastructures, snow avalanches and landslide hazards, risk and emergency legislation, earth surface and processes. The study of these topics is preceded by a number of propaedeutic courses, which encompasses numerical analysis, probability and statistics, continuum mechanics, geomatics and geology.

Course Schedule

First year – Courses (Academic Year 2017-18)

First semester

  FIRST SEMESTER
Month 1 Month 2 Month 3 Month 4 Month 5
1STYEAR Monthly scheduling Continuum Mechanics Continuum Mechanics Applied Mathematics Engineering Geology Hydro-morphology
Semester scheduling Fluvial Hydraulics

 

First year – Courses (Academic Year 2017-18)

Second semester

  SECOND SEMESTER
Month 1 Month 2 Month 3 Month 4 Month 5
1STYEAR Monthly scheduling Probability and statistics for engineering applications Computational Fluid Dynamics Snow Avalanches and Related Mountain Natural Hazards Geomatics and GIS
Semester scheduling Landslides Hazard and Risk

 

 

Second year – Courses (Academic Year 2017-18)

First semester

  FIRST SEMESTER
Month 1 Month 2 Month 3 Month 4 Month 5
2NDYEAR Monthly scheduling Hydrological Risks Hydrological Risks Structural measures for flood risk mitigation Elective 1 (group G2) Elective 2 (group G2)
Semester scheduling Flood Propagation

 

 

Second year – Courses (Academic Year 2017-18)

Second semester

  SECOND SEMESTER
Month 1 Month 2 Month 3 Month 4 Month 5
2NDYEAR Monthly scheduling Master thesis (27 credits)
Semester scheduling

Elective courses – Group G2

Hydraulic Infrastructures
Risk emergency management and legislation
Earth Surface and Processes
Foundations Engineering and Earth Retaining Structures