Civil Engineering for Risk Mitigation

Politecnico di Milano

Program Description

Civil Engineering for Risk Mitigation

Politecnico di Milano

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.

Eligible students

Students holding a Bachelor Degree in Engineering, Architecture or Land Use Planning and 15 years of education are eligible for application.


In the first year the following topics are proposed:

  • Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations
  • Soil-Structure Interaction
  • Tools for Risk Management
  • Flood Risk
  • Structural Analysis
  • Fundamentals of Gis

In the second year students choose three thematic modules among the followings: Engineering Structures for the Environment; Geo-Engineering Techniques for Unstable Slopes; Emergency Plans for Hydro-Geological Risk; Structure Retrofitting for Seismic and Exceptional Loads; Transport management in emergency planning; Hazards from Industrial Sites: Process Analysis and Risk Assessment.

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.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Cost & Fees

For EU students fees are based on students’ family income and the study plan presented, and range from about €800 to €3,300 per year.

Last updated June 21, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Oct. 2017
2 years
Full time
3,500 EUR
Start date Oct. 2017
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Duration 2 years
Price 3,500 EUR
Tuition fees for non EU students, per year. Tuition fees for EU students range from about 900 to about 3,500€ per year, for the two-year duration of the programme.