Master in Water and Geological Risk Engineering
University of Padova
EUR 2,739 / per year
01 May 2024
Earliest start date
01 Oct 2024
Floods, storms, and landslides affect billions of people globally and, in a changing climate, water-induced hazards will continue to be a critical challenge for our society. This Master’s degree program aims to form new global leaders in hydrological, geological, and climate science and technology. Faculty from three Departments, ranking 26th in the world in Water Resources Research, provide interdisciplinary background and strong theoretical preparation.
Successfully completing a Master's degree in Water and Geological Risk Engineering necessitates fulfilling the requirements of a comprehensive academic program, accumulating a total of 120 ECTS credits.
- Geological and Geotechnical Engineering
- River Hydraulics from the Hillslopes to the Estuary
- Hydrology and Climate: Modelling and Change
- Fluvial-Coastal Dynamics and Hazard
- Remote Sensing for Water Resources
- Engineering Geomorphology
- River Basin Modeling: Forecasting and Prediction
- Elective Course
- Water and Geological Risk Mitigation
- Drainage and Irrigation under a Changing Climate
- Vulnerability Analysis and Risk Management for Water-related Hazards
- Water Scarcity
- Agroecosystems and Pollutants
- Elective Course
Graduates work in public and private companies that are active in the evaluation, management, and reduction of risk associated with events triggered by water-related and geological phenomena: governmental and non-governmental water management organizations, national, regional, and local water authorities, environmental protection agencies, reclamation, and irrigation agencies, local and international water resources engineering companies, insurance and reinsurance companies, risk modeling and assessment companies, United Nations, FAO, World Bank, research institutions, academia.
Credits: 120 ECTS
Master of Science in Water and Geological Risk Engineering
Scholarships and Funding
Padua International Excellence Scholarship
The University of Padua offers 53 scholarships to highly talented prospective students wishing to pursue a Bachelor's or Master's degree completely held in English in Padua.
The University of Padua additionally offers 100 full tuition fee waivers to students enrolling in one of its degree programs held completely in English.
Some Departments offer additional scholarships to more than 30 international students
Galilean School of Higher Education Scholarships
The Scuola Galileiana di Studi Superiori (Galilean School of Higher Education) is the University of Padua’s school of excellence. It combines traditional university education with a series of special in-house courses comprising seminars and lectures by renowned international visiting professors. Up to four highly talented international students are selected each year.
Scholarships awarded by other national or international organizations
Scholarships awarded by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation MAECI
Every year, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation awards scholarships for studying in Italy to both international students and Italian students who are permanent residents in countries other than Italy (IRE).
These scholarships aim to foster international cultural cooperation, spread the knowledge of the Italian language, culture, and science, as well as promote the Italian economic and technological system throughout the world.
Grants are offered to pursue study, training, and/or research programs at Italian Higher Education Institutes, both public and legally recognized.
Loans for merit
The University of Padua has signed an agreement with the bank Banca Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A, the savings bank Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo, and the Association ‘Friends of the University of Padua’. The agreement is aimed at providing EU students with a flexible borrowing option at advantageous interest rates, to be granted with no need for collateral, to bear expenses for education.
The loan will be granted following checks on the eligibility criteria of the student asking for the financing and prior approval of the lender.
Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.