Masters In Science In Earthquake Engineering and Disaster Risk Management

Université des Sciences et de la Technologie Houari Boumediene
Algeria
  • Duration
    Four semesters (2 Years)
  • Type
    University programme
  • Level
    Masters
Location

Algiers

Description

Academic programme part of the PeriPeri U (Partners Enhancing Resilience for People Exposed to Risk) consortium's academic activities.

Description

The course aims to train practitioners able to participate at all levels of decision-making processes, and better integrate earthquake engineering and disaster risk management into development strategies and development projects. This Masters programme provides students with specialized scientific and technical training in the fields of earthquake engineering and disaster risk management.

 Objectives

- To introduce students to the problem of earthquake engineering and disaster risk management
- To identify and study the processes which generate earthquake risks and their impacts
- To provide training on earthquake engineering
- To provide students with the skills to needed to apply this knowledge by promoting case studies and problem solving
- To familiarize students with software used to assess the vulnerability of built structures

Assessment & examination

Students will be evaluated according to the relevant university regulations and will be required to take the following assessments:

- Timed tests
- Timed examinations
- Homework
- Short reports
- Field visits and continuous evaluation will account for 40% students’ overall mark and a final examination for 60%.

Academic cycle

This Masters programme runs for four semesters and students are required to complete 120 course credits (30 per semester). Among the 120 credits, 108 credits will comprise taught courses (90%), 10 credits independent study and practical training (8%) and the remainder transversal disciplines. The fourth semester focuses on field training and the preparation of a student thesis.

Themes

- Disaster risk management
- Earthquake engineering
- Vulnerability and risk assessment

Admission requirement

Applicants should have an academic degree in civil engineering. The programme is also open to students holding equivalent qualifications in engineering programmes offered by recognized Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research institutions and approved by the USTHB.

Frequency

Annual

Application procedure

For application details please contact Professor Dijalli Benouar. Tel: +213 771 842 428. Email: dbenouar@gmail.com, dbenouar@usthb.dz

Contact

Professor Dijalli Benouar. Tel: +213 771 842 428. Email: dbenouar@gmail.com, dbenouar@usthb.dz

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