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.

Courses 2020-2021

The classes will start on 21/9/2020!

The timetable of the classes is available here:

LM Civil Engineering for Mitigation of Risks from Natural Hazards: schedules

Course Schedule

First year

First semester

  FIRST SEMESTER
Month 1 Month 2 Month 3 Month 4 Month 5
1STYEAR Monthly scheduling Continuum Mechanics Continuum Mechanics

Geomatics and GIS

Applied Mathematics Engineering Geology Probability and Statistics
Semester scheduling Fluvial Hydraulics

CHOISES

RC Structures

Second semester

  SECOND SEMESTER
Month 1 Month 2 Month 3 Month 4 Month 5
1STYEAR Monthly scheduling Hydro  morphology Computational Fluid Dynamics Snow Avalanches and Related Mountain Natural Hazards Geomatics and GIS
Semester scheduling Landslides Hazard and Risk

Second year

First semester

  FIRST SEMESTER
Month 1 Month 2 Month 3 Month 4 Month 5
2NDYEAR Monthly scheduling Hydrological Risks Structural measures for flood risk mitigation                  2 CHOICES
Semester scheduling Flood Propagation

CHOICES

RC Structures

Hydraulic Infrastructures
Risk emergency management and legislation
Earth Surface and Processes
Foundations Engineering and Earth Retaining Structures
Landslide Modelling and Mitigation Strategies

Second semester

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