Up to £10,000 in scholarships available for the MSc EEDM
This year the CEGE Department will award one prize of £5000
in fee reduction to the best International student and two awards of £2500 each
for the best UK or European candidates applying for the MSc in Earthquake
Engineering with Disaster Management. The Awards will be based on excellence as
proven by academic record and professional experience. Every applicant
that is eligible for either of the awards will be considered. The
selection process will take place after the 3 August deadline for applications.
We will contact the successful applicants by mid-August.
Earthquake Engineering with Disaster Management
Earthquake engineering is a new, multi-disciplinary and constantly evolving science. Recent events in modern cities (e.g. Northridge 1994, Kobe 1995) have shown the large life and economic losses that can occur as a consequence of bad design and construction. The earthquake in Pakistan (2005) and Indian Ocean Tsunami (2004) have also highlighted an increased vulnerability of populations in developing countries due to lack of awareness, lack of hazard considerations in design and land-use planning, and ineffective disaster management. A new type of global earthquake engineer is required that is able to take a holistic approach to earthquke engineering and disaster management.
The MSc in Earthquake Engineering with Disaster Management embraces this holistic approach. The programme imparts specialist earthquake engineering knowledge and an understanding of the social, economic and political impact of earthquake events in order to produce engineers that can provide holistic design solutions and be able to work in both engineering and disaster management roles.
This MSc is accredited by the Institute of Civil Engineers
as a further learning course that can counts towards chartership.
We have extensive links to industry through professional engineers and disaster managers who help us to deliver lectures and seminars as part of the MSc and support our students on their research projects as industrial supervisors.
Some of our partners this year include:
- Arup (Dr Barnali Ghosh is teaching the Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering module)
- JLT Re (MSc project supervision)
- TARRC (MSc project supervision, seminars)
- Air Worldwide (MSc project supervision, delivering lectures within modules)
A high proportion of our current students are undertaking their MSc research projects
with industrial partners.
Aims of the MSc Programme
Graduates of the programme will be able to:
- understand the roles and interactions between seismology, soil dynamics and structural dynamics in the determination of the vulnerability of ordinary and special structures to seismic actions;
- know the underlying principles, limitations and be able to apply both current seismic codes and novel unconventional methodologies of seismic design, repair and assessment;
- understand the national and world wide social, economic and political consequences of earthquake events;
- select and assess the adequacy, economic viability and life saving effectiveness of pre-event risk mitigation and post-event risk management solutions when applied to different contexts.
All students are expected to attend seminars arranged during the academic year as part of the Earthquake People Interaction Centre
(EPICentre) seminar series. These will normally take place in the evening, once a week.
All taught modules are worth 15 credits. Six of the eight taught modules that comprise the Course are compulsory. Students choose two options from the list below.
*New Module for 2013 - details to follow shortly
Disaster Risk Reduction, Structural Dynamics, Seismic Risk Assessment and Emergency Planning are taught in term 1. Seismic Design of Structures is taught in T1 and 2. Everything else is Term 2.
Students must ensure they have 120 credits in taught modules by the end of Term 2. The summer term will consist of the individual summer project, which is worth 60 credits, bringing the total number of credits to 180.
Entry Requirements and Applications
The minimum entry requirements are a good second class honours degree in cognate subject or related discipline, such as civil engineering or structural engineering, from a UK university or the equivalent from an overseas institution. Extensive work experience covering related areas will be considered.
Please visit the Application & Entry website
for downloadable and online application forms and details of application procedure as well as information on fees, living expenses and scholarships.
Applications are accepted throughout the year but applicants are advised to apply as early as possible to ensure commencement in the following September. It takes approximately 8 weeks to process an application.
The MSc is accredited by The JBM
This degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for
Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have
already acquired an Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng(Hons) or an Accredited IEng
(Full) BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree.
It may also help you to visit our Frequently Asked Questions page
. Here you can find more information on the application process, including visa issues for international students, as well as more general information applicable to all our Masters courses.