This programme combines specialist structural and earthquake engineering knowledge with an advanced understanding of risk, resilience and catastrophe modelling for natural hazards.
The MSc programme will develop engineers who can deliver and design holistic solutions and are able to work in engineering, catastrophe modelling and disaster risk management. The programme will improve your employability in the construction industry as well as the insurance and finance sectors, while providing essential skills to those foreseeing careers in improving structural resilience.
Students have the opportunity to engage and work alongside academics, plus a wide range of industrial partners and non-governmental organisations (NGO) 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 to observe the extent of the destruction and the latest structural strengthening techniques.
The MSc programme is accredited by the UK Joint Board of Moderators (JBM), and is recognised by the Institute of Civil Engineering (ICE) and the Institute of Structural Engineers (IStructE), meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng).
This MSc programme is offered as part of UCL's Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering (CEGE). To discover more about what our Earthquake Engineering with Disaster Management MSc alumni have to say about their experience, please visit our Life at CEGE page.
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.
The programme consists of six core modules (90 credits), two optional modules (30 credits) and a research project (60 credits).
A Postgraduate Diploma consisting of six core modules (90 credits) and two optional modules (30 credits), studied full-time over nine months, is also offered.
Module information is available via pdf below:
- Introduction to Seismic Design of Structures (CEGE0032) (T1)
- Seismic Risk Assessment (CEGE0033) (T1)
- Structural Dynamics (CEGE0040) (T1)
- Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering (CEGE0035) (T2)
- Structural Vulnerability and Resilience (CEGE0051) (T2)
- Advanced Seismic Design of Structures (CEGE0061) (T2)
- Advanced Structural Analysis (CEGE0046) (T1)
- Integrating Science Into Disaster Risk Reduction (IRDR0015) (T1)
- Natural and Environmental Disasters (CEGE0036) (T2)
- Finite-Element Modelling and Numerical Methods (CEGE0038) (T2)
- Earthquake Siesmology & Earthquake Hazard (GEOL0042) (T2)
- Design and Analysis of Structural Systems (CEGE0062) (T2)
- Catastrophe Risk Modelling (IRDR0008) (T2)
- Project Management (MSIN0179) (T2)
Terms (T1, T2) are indicated in brackets.
Dissertation / Research Project
All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of approximately 12,000 words.