Civil Engineering for Risk Mitigation

Academic year: 2024/2025

Programme duration: 2 years


A Bachelor Degree in Engineering, Architecture or Land Use Planning.

Mission and goals

The programme links the fundamental disciplines of Civil Engineering (design and construction of civil and environmental structures and infrastructures) with a broad overview of the most advanced Risk Management tools, with particular attention to forecasting and prevention issues concerning structures and infrastructures and soil, on which they are built or embedded, due to natural and anthropic causes.


1st year

1st semester: Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations, Soil-Structure Interaction, Tools for Risk Management, Flood Risk, Structural Analysis, Fundamentals of GIS. 

2nd Semester: River Hydraulics for Flood Risk Evaluation, Computational Mechanics, Structural Dynamics, Theory of Plasticity

2nd year

Three modules to be chosen among: Engineering Structures for the Environment, Geo-Engineering Techniques for Unstable Slopes, Emergency Plans for Hydro-Geological Risk, Structure Retrofitting, Transport Management in Emergency Planning, Geospatial Data Processing to Support Seismic Emergency Management.

The final project is devoted to the solution of a field case.

Career opportunities

The graduate in Civil Engineering for Risk Mitigation deals with the design of structures and infrastructures, planning, control and management of town and land systems, evaluation of the environmental impact of structures and infrastructures as well as research in public and private institutes. He/she can therefore find employment with construction companies, design and consultancy companies and has access to Public Administration offices.

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