Reduction of Seismic Risk (ROSE)

This programme of study focuses on assessment and mitigation of risk caused by earthquakes to new and existing structures and infrastructures.

Earthquake damage in Italy, following the 2016 Amatrice earthquake.

This curriculum offers compulsory and elective courses on a number of core subjects including seismic hazard assessment and engineering seismology, dynamics of structures, geotechnical earthquake engineering, seismic design of bridges, seismic analysis and design of reinforced concrete, masonry and steel constructions.
The study of these topics is preceded by a number of propaedeutic courses, which encompasses numerical analysis, probability and statistics, computational solid mechanics

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 Dynamics of Structures Reinforced Concrete Structures Applied Mathematics Computational Mechanics Foundations Engineering and Earth Retaining Structures
Semester scheduling

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 Seismic hazard and engineering seismology Advanced structural analysis Fundamentals of seismic design
Semester scheduling Geotechnical earthquake engineering

Second year – Courses (Academic Year 2017-18)

First semester

  FIRST SEMESTER
Month 1 Month 2 Month 3 Month 4 Month 5
2NDYEAR Monthly scheduling Masonry structures Bridge structures Seismic risk Elective 1 (group G1) Elective 2 (group G1)
Semester scheduling

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 G1

Seismic design of steel structures
Seismic Design of Nonstructural Building Components
Seismic Isolation and Dissipation
Geomatics and GIS
Engineering geology
Active tectonics
Natural disasters and risk management
Risk emergency management and legislation