EPICentre staff teach on a number of undergraduate and graduate courses across UCL. In particular EPICentre offers its own MSc in Earthquake Engineering with Disaster Management (MSc EEDM). EPICentre staff are also largely involved in the delivery of the MSc Civil Engineering with Seismic Design, one of the pathways in the MSc in Civil Engineering (MSc CE). In addition EPICentre design and run continuing professional development courses (CPD) on a number of advanced topics.
MSc in Earthquake Engineering with Disaster Management (MSc EEDM)
The Earthquake Engineering with Disaster Management (EEDM) MSc combines specialist structural and earthquake engineering knowledge with an advanced understanding of resilience and risk modelling for natural hazards in order to produce engineers who can deliver design holistic solutions and are able to work in engineering, catastrophe modelling and disaster management roles.
Students have the opportunity to engage and work alongside academics, plus a wide range of industrial partners and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) on cutting-edge research through modules, seminars and the dissertation. In addition, students will benefit from a week-long field trip to a recent major earthquake site to observe the extent of the destruction and the latest structural strengthening techniques. Read our Seismic Field Trip 2019 news article to find out more.
To find out core information about this degree, such as entry requirements, programme length and cost, visit the UCL prospectus site.
There are additionally other Masters programmes and Postgraduate Research degrees at UCL that fall within the research interests of EPICentre:
The programme provides a broad introduction to geophysical hazards and elements of disaster response, together with advanced courses in volcanology, seismology, hydro-geological hazards and meteorology. It offers a unique focus on hazard forecasting and assessment and demonstrates how knowledge of the controlling processes is essential for improving decision making during emergencies, for raising awareness among vulnerable communities and for evaluating and implementing mitigation strategies.
This MSc aims to expose engineers and built environment students and professionals to the challenges and complexities of working in a global context, and equip them with necessary skills and knowledge to place these in the frameworks and paradigms in which they might work. This programme will focus on the provision of sustainable and resilient infrastructure in low-middle income countries.
Students are welcome to join Deaprtment of Civil, Environmental & geomatic Engineering to engage in research and gain the award of an MPhil degree (minimum of two years), PhD degree (normally a minimum of three years) or EngD (typically four years in total). Research can be undertaken within the broad range of our current research activities or, in the case of the Engineering Doctorate (EngD), in an area associated with industry.
The aim of the MRes in Urban Sustainability and Resilience is to equip students from a variety of backgrounds with the research skills, knowledge and understanding required to tackle current and future challenges faced by cities globally, including increasing the resilience of our urban systems, and the infrastructure that supports them, to shocks arising from natural, economic and technological disasters.