During the programme, our mission will be to provide to the future engineers a sound basis in disciplines concerning structures and constructions (and their interface with the environment), as well as in disciplines related to the study of hydrogeological risk mitigation as it is an important aspect of the assessment of natural hazards. Problems tackled during the programme include landslides, floods, and earthquakes. We are determined to introduce students to innovative active research which has been carried out at the university. The region of Lecco offers a number of real-life case studies which offer to the students open field laboratories. In this sense, our students will be able to get a hands-on experience and tackle existing issues in addition to the theoretical knowledge introduced during lectures. The programme will be held under the recognition of and in cooperation with territorial bodies as well as professional organizations working in the fields of territorial management such as the Civil Protection. The goal of the programme structure is to provide graduates with both the typical professional skills of Civil Engineers and an enhanced interdisciplinary background, which in turn, favours a larger flexibility for their future professional life.
The engineer graduated in Civil Engineering for Risk Mitigation can find a fruitful employment in local and national administrative and governmental structures, or as an employee of private construction companies and consultancy societies. In addition to the design of structures and infrastructure and planning their maintenance and safety, the skills of the engineer holding a degree in Civil Engineering for Risk Mitigation will allow him/her to deal with issues related to the prediction, prevention and management of natural hazards as well as land protection (monitoring and control). Moreover, the self-realization of this figure could range from an independent professional to management positions within the corporate sector. In order to obtain the recognition of the degree by the Italian order of Civil Engineers, it is required to pass a state exam, which would permit the engineer to exercise his/her profession at the level of junior engineer.