Academic Year 2019/20





School of Civil, Environmental and Land Management Engineering



Degree Programme of:


Civil Engineering for Risk Mitigation
Laurea Magistrale (Equivalent To Master Of Science)


Lecco Campus

1. General Information

School School of Civil, Environmental and Land Management Engineering
Code Reference Law437
NameCivil Engineering for Risk Mitigation
Reference LawOrdinamento 270/04
Class of degreeLM-23 - Civil engineering
Degree level Laurea Magistrale (Equivalent To Master Of Science)
First year of activation 2010/2011
Official length of the programme 2
Years of the programme already activated 1,2
Official language(s) The Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) programme is offered in English but the degree programme meets the requirements of MIUR (Ministry of Education, Universities and Research) note of 11.07.2018 and the CUN opinion of 10.23.2018.
Campus Lecco
Dean of the School Alberto Taliercio
Coordinator of the Study programme Monica Papini
Website of the School http://www.ingcat.polimi.it
Website of the Study programme
http://www.master-cerm.polimi.it/


Central Student Office - Lecco
Address VIA GAETANO PREVIATI, 1/C (LC)

2. General presentation of the study programme

The complexity of modern societies has produced relevant effects with respect to  risks. On the one hand societies are experiencing new and emerging threats that are also the result of modernization, on the other they are more exposed and vulnerable to hazards as a result of urbanization and larger dependence from infrastructures. Furthermore, societies are increasingly calling for safety and protection, not only as a consequence of growing fears but also because safety is considered a public good to be guaranteed to citizens. Such demand for risk mitigation can be recognised across both developing and developed countries, though in different forms.  

Modern  crises, new threats and "old" hazards that hit built environments require new abilities and competences. The rule of thumb is clearly not enough to accompany the whole process from impact to recovery and reconstruction and to open the floor for renovated ways to prevent risks in a sustainable way, both economically and ecologically.

Engineering solutions have always been seen as fundamental pillars of both structural and non structural mitigation. Following the traditional engineering expertise, this M.Sc. proposes innovative paths to deal with the complexities of today's risks.

First, civil engineering will be coupled with a systemic approach to risk assessment and management. The traditional focus on buildings and structural safety will be complemented by the analysis of the many uncertainties faced in hazardous environments. Second, information and communication technologies are proposed as fundamental tools to support Risk Management, in particular for handling emergencies. Third, social, juridical, economical aspects will be integrated into the more technical perspective, to enable future professionals to understand the wider context in which they will have to operate. The focus on integration has been embodied in an innovative didactical method that will address problems in comprehensive modular courses, with an interdisciplinary approach that requires the ability to work and exchange ideas with other experts to achieve an agreed solution for the problem at stake.

The Politecnico di Milano has significant experience to offer. It continuously promotes a large integrated research on Risk Management involving several departments, with researchers and professors from various fields who will teach in the M.Sc. It can count on an extended network of national and international universities and research centres with which projects financed by institutions as well as by private organizations have been developed or are currently under way.


3. Learning objectives

The Master programme aims at educating civile engineers with an orientation to risk management. Such a characterization is sought along two different and complementary lines.

1) a specialization of the typical expertise of a civil engineer (structures and infrastructures, analysis of hydrogeologic and seismic processes, spatial planning) towards assessment and management of risks. Aspects to be deeply considered are risk assessment, the evaluation of structural resistance in extreme conditions, ensuring safety in emergency and, obviously, prevention and protection works.

2) Widening the tyical expertise of a civil engineer to embrace a variety of phenomena and tools that are more related to other disciplines, like management, analyses at large spatial scales, different risks (chemical-industrial, Na-Tech, enchained effects), as well as social, economic and financial aspects.

it is assumed that, in the field of risk mitigation, a big value will be brought by professionals able to approach problems quantitatively (as necessary for an engineer) but treasuring a transversal and multidisciplinary vision (appreciating the problem complexity and interacting with experts in different sectors).

To this aim, the programme is structured along two years as follows:

1st year: risk in civil engineering. A specialistic education in civil engineering is provided, with a focus onto hazard and vulnerability analyses.

2nd year: engineering tools for risk management. The starring actor is risk, while engineering is invoked as a tool for problem solution.

The first year is organized by discipline, as typical of engineering programmes. The second one, instead, is divided into thematic modules within which students are challenged to solve complex problems via appropriate technical tools. A student will choose a minimum of two modules. Constructing a study plan, a student may deal with a variety of risks (industrial, structural, hydrogeologic, seismic, ...) deepening several aspects of risk mitigation (hazard, exposure and vulnerability analysis, structural and non-structural mitigation, planning and emergency management). The approach is first technical, involving economic aspects, communication and social issues. 

The programme is entirely taught in English, and is offered both to international and Italian students willing to study in an international context. The semester organization allows to spend a semester abroad, at partner institutions.


4. Organization of the study programme and further studies

4.1 Structure of the study programme and Qualifications

Graduates have an advanced eductaion in several engineering disciplines, acquired during the first year. Choosing the modules for the second year, different paths can be built, two of which are considered most significant.
The first path is related to risk for structures and infrastructures, while the second is more oriented to hydrogeological risks.

4.2 Further Studies

The qualification grants access to "Dottorato di Ricerca" (Research Doctorate), "Corso di Specializzazione di secondo livello" (2nd level Specialization Course) and "Master Universitario di secondo livello" (2nd level University Master)


5. Professional opportunities and work market

5.1 Professional status of the degree

This master programme is offered at the Politecnico di Milano, School of Civil and Environmental
Engineering. It is aimed at providing scientific and technical tools to assess and manage natural and technological risks. The proposed master programme is grounded in the engineering tradition (civil, environmental, chemical, electronic and information technology), offering fundamental and advanced tools for the management of a variety of natural and atrophic hazards.
English is the official language of the course.

5.2 Careers options and profiles

Civil Engineering for Risk Mitigation


The Master of Science programme is aimed at providing knowledge and expertise in the field of structural and non structural measures for the mitigation of natural and anthropic hazards. The result of the educational programme is a professional that besides the typical skills of a Civil Engineer, is able to share and interface specific competences within a team of experts dealing with the complexity of environmental risks assessment and mitigation, as well as emergency management. Differently from what prescribed for junior engineers with a BSc degree in Civil Engineering, no restriction is given by the law as to the size and importance of the works. As an example, the high degree of specialisation allows engineers with a MSc degree to be involved in the design of hydroelectric power-plants, large span bridges and tunnels.

 



Job opportunities:

- Risk assessment expert for public and private subjects (including insurance companies)

- Risk Manager in consulting companies, public bodies and non-governmental organizations

- Civil Protection Organizations

- Civil engineer in design firms and construction companies

- Service network management company

- Scientific research


Surveys of University Assessment Commission
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4180

5.3 Qualification profile

CIVIL ENGINEER EXPERT IN EVALUATION AND RISK MITIGATION

Profile in a work context

The Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) study programme aims to provide knowledge and skills for critical analysis in the field of structural and non-structural countermeasures, for mitigation of natural and human risks. Graduate students, in addition to the traditional skills of a civil engineer, s/he is able to work with different experts in order to face the complexity of the risk assessment and mitigation process, as well as the emergency management.

The graduate student has an advanced knowledge in many engineering fields, obtained during the first year of the study programme. Through the choice of courses attended in the second year, s/he has the opportunity to undertake different careers, among which two of them are the most significant. A first career concerns an expert in the evaluation and mitigation of risks related to structures and infrastructures; this profile is built thanks to the courses in:

SEISMIC RISK ASSESSMENT FOR POST - EVENT MANAGEMENT; GEOSPATIAL DATA PROCESSING AND CRISI MAPPING APPLIED TO EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT; TRANSPORT RISK MANAGEMENT IN EMERGENCY PLANNING; TRANSPORT SYSTEMS AND TRANSPORT RISK; STRUCTURAL ASSESSMENT AND RESIDUAL BEARING CAPACITY. FIRE AND BLAST SAFETY; RETROFITTING DESIGN OF STRUCTURES SUBJECTED TO SEISMIC LOADING.

A second career is instead focused on the hydrogeological risks and their related methods of structural and non-structural prevention, and its courses are

GEOLOGICAL AND PHOTOGRAPHICAL ASSESSMENT AND MONITORING; GEOPHYSICAL ASSESSMENT AND MONITORING; HYDROGEOLOGICAL RISKS IN MOUNTAIN AREA; LABORATORY OF EMERGENCY PLANNING; DESIGN OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND PROTECTIVE STRUCTURES; STRUCTURE DURABILITY: MONITORING AND CONTROL.

Skills of this function:

- Structural monitoring

- Risk assessment for structures and infrastructures

- Design of structures and infrastructures, ex-novo or with adaptation interventions

- Assessment of hydrogeological risk

- Territorial planning aimed at risk mitigation for extra-urban and urban contexts

- Territorial monitoring

- Preparation of advances digital maps to represent risk scenarios


6. Enrolment

6.1 Access requirements

First cycle degree (level 6 EQF) or comparable qualification


In the framework of the International Program of Politecnico di Milano, the Master of Science in Civil Engineering is offered to Italian and foreign students with a Bachelor (BSc), or equivalent, degree.

A limited number of Scholarships will be granted to support foreign students. The MSc is taught in English.

Access is submitted to the respect of University and School requirements.

In particular for Italian graduates, the additional information is given at:

http://www.ingcat.polimi.it/scuola/normativa-di-riferimento/

6.2 Requested knowledge

A School commission will evaluate the curriculum of applicant students, and will check if the credits of the candidate's BSc degree correspond to credits required to access the Master of Science in Italy.
Provided the requirements of point 6.1 are met, the typical curriculum of a BSc in Civil Engineering should guarantee access to the MSc without extra restrictions. However, based on the curriculum of each applicant, the School commission reserves the right to include in their study plan specific courses.
 

The educational offer at the Politecnico di Milano
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4958

6.3 Deadlines for admission and number of places available

Information may be found at the following link.
How to become a student at Politecnico di Milano
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=2977

6.4 Tutoring and students support

Politecnico di Milano offers a Tutoring Program. The tutorial activities are managed independently by the faculty. The 'General Services to the students' interaction with the individual presidencies of Faculty for the administrative aspects. The mode of custody of the tasks of mentoring are the same as those adopted for other positions as part-time collaboration. For specific information on services enabled, please see the websites of individual faculty.

http://www.ingcat.polimi.it/studenti/tutorato/


Polinternational
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=2177

7. Contents of the study Program

7.1 Programme requirements

As specified in the didactic regulations,120 credits are required to obtain the degree.

7.2 Mode of study

At Lecco Campus the Master of Science is fully taught in English, requires a full time attendance and involves classroom and laboratory activities.

7.3 Detailed learning objectives

1st Year courses - Track: CEM - CIVIL ENGINEERING FOR RISK MITIGATION


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
052486B,CICAR/01
MAT/08
NUMERICAL METHODS FOR PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS112.0
[7.0Innovative teaching]
12.0
091252B,CICAR/07SOIL-STRUCTURE INTERACTION19.09.0
091268CICAR/20TOOLS FOR RISK MANAGEMENT17.07.0
090806B,CICAR/02HYDROLOGY FOR FLOOD RISK EVALUATION16.06.0
054142B,CICAR/01RIVER HYDRAULICS FOR FLOOD RISK EVALUATION26.0
[5.0Innovative teaching]
6.0
053450BICAR/08COMPUTATIONAL MECHANICS25.05.0
053449BICAR/08STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS25.05.0
053448BICAR/08THEORY OF PLASTICITY25.05.0
091269BICAR/06FUNDAMENTALS OF GIS25.05.0

New 2nd Year courses - Track: CHR - Hydrogeological Risks


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
054141B,CGEO/05
GEO/11
ICAR/06
GEO-ENGINEERING TECHNIQUES FOR UNSTABLE SLOPES116.032.0
054154B,CICAR/07
ICAR/09
ING-IND/22
ENGINEERING STRUCTURES FOR THE ENVIRONMENT116.0
054159B,CGEO/05
ICAR/01
EMERGENCY PLANS FOR HYDROGEOLOGICAL RISK216.0
054141B,CGEO/05
GEO/11
ICAR/06
GEO-ENGINEERING TECHNIQUES FOR UNSTABLE SLOPES116.016.0
054154B,CICAR/07
ICAR/09
ING-IND/22
ENGINEERING STRUCTURES FOR THE ENVIRONMENT116.0
054159B,CGEO/05
ICAR/01
EMERGENCY PLANS FOR HYDROGEOLOGICAL RISK216.0
054162B,CICAR/09STRUCTURE RETROFITTING116.0
054172B,CICAR/06
ICAR/08
ICAR/20
GEOSPATIAL DATA PROCESSING TO SUPPORT SEISMIC EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT216.0
054176B,CICAR/05TRANSPORT MANAGEMENT IN EMERGENCY PLANNING216.0
094797B,CICAR/07
ICAR/09
DESIGN OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND PROTECTIVE STRUCTURES110.0
094798CING-IND/22STRUCTURE DURABILITY: MONITORING AND CONTROL16.0
094802B,CICAR/09STRUCTURAL ASSESSMENT AND RESIDUAL BEARING CAPACITY. FIRE AND BLAST SAFETY110.0
094804B,CICAR/09RETROFITTING DESIGN OF STRUCTURES SUBJECTED TO SEISMIC LOADING16.0
094814B,CGEO/05
ICAR/06
GEOLOGICAL AND PHOTOGRAPHICAL ASSESSMENT AND MONITORING110.0
094816CGEO/11GEOPHYSICAL ASSESSMENT AND MONITORING16.0
094808B,CGEO/05
ICAR/01
HYDROGEOLOGICAL RISKS IN MOUNTAIN AREA210.0
053400B,CICAR/01LABORATORY OF EMERGENCY PLANNING26.0
094810B,CICAR/05TRANSPORT RISK MANAGEMENT IN EMERGENCY PLANNING210.0
094811B,CICAR/05TRANSPORT SYSTEMS AND TRANSPORT RISK26.0
053126B,CICAR/06
ICAR/20
GEOSPATIAL DATA PROCESSING AND CRISIS MAPPING APPLIED TO EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT210.0
094820BICAR/08SEISMIC RISK ASSESSMENT FOR POST-EVENT MANAGEMENT26.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group TAB I - MILANO (a)------
------Courses to be chosen from Group TAB I - LECCO------
094838----STAGE/FINAL TEST (CERM-LC)112.012.0
094838----STAGE/FINAL TEST (CERM-LC)212.0

(a) Courses taught in italian language at Lecco Campus, AUIC School.

New 2nd Year courses - Track: CRS - Risks for Structures and Infrastructures


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
054162B,CICAR/09STRUCTURE RETROFITTING116.032.0
054172B,CICAR/06
ICAR/08
ICAR/20
GEOSPATIAL DATA PROCESSING TO SUPPORT SEISMIC EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT216.0
054176B,CICAR/05TRANSPORT MANAGEMENT IN EMERGENCY PLANNING216.0
054162B,CICAR/09STRUCTURE RETROFITTING116.016.0
054172B,CICAR/06
ICAR/08
ICAR/20
GEOSPATIAL DATA PROCESSING TO SUPPORT SEISMIC EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT216.0
054176B,CICAR/05TRANSPORT MANAGEMENT IN EMERGENCY PLANNING216.0
054141B,CGEO/05
GEO/11
ICAR/06
GEO-ENGINEERING TECHNIQUES FOR UNSTABLE SLOPES116.0
054154B,CICAR/07
ICAR/09
ING-IND/22
ENGINEERING STRUCTURES FOR THE ENVIRONMENT116.0
054159B,CGEO/05
ICAR/01
EMERGENCY PLANS FOR HYDROGEOLOGICAL RISK216.0
094797B,CICAR/07
ICAR/09
DESIGN OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND PROTECTIVE STRUCTURES110.0
094798CING-IND/22STRUCTURE DURABILITY: MONITORING AND CONTROL16.0
094802B,CICAR/09STRUCTURAL ASSESSMENT AND RESIDUAL BEARING CAPACITY. FIRE AND BLAST SAFETY110.0
094804B,CICAR/09RETROFITTING DESIGN OF STRUCTURES SUBJECTED TO SEISMIC LOADING16.0
094814B,CGEO/05
ICAR/06
GEOLOGICAL AND PHOTOGRAPHICAL ASSESSMENT AND MONITORING110.0
094816CGEO/11GEOPHYSICAL ASSESSMENT AND MONITORING16.0
094808B,CGEO/05
ICAR/01
HYDROGEOLOGICAL RISKS IN MOUNTAIN AREA210.0
053400B,CICAR/01LABORATORY OF EMERGENCY PLANNING26.0
094810B,CICAR/05TRANSPORT RISK MANAGEMENT IN EMERGENCY PLANNING210.0
094811B,CICAR/05TRANSPORT SYSTEMS AND TRANSPORT RISK26.0
053126B,CICAR/06
ICAR/20
GEOSPATIAL DATA PROCESSING AND CRISIS MAPPING APPLIED TO EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT210.0
094820BICAR/08SEISMIC RISK ASSESSMENT FOR POST-EVENT MANAGEMENT26.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group TAB I - MILANO (a)------
------Courses to be chosen from Group TAB I - LECCO (b)------
094838----STAGE/FINAL TEST (CERM-LC)112.012.0
094838----STAGE/FINAL TEST (CERM-LC)212.0

(a) Courses taught in italian language at Milano - Leonardo Campus.
(b) Courses taught in italian language at Lecco Campus, AUIC School.

Courses of the Group TAB I - LECCO


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU
083576 B,C ICAR/09 CONSOLIDAMENTO DI STRUTTURE 1 6.0
083575 B,C ICAR/09 PROGETTO DI STRUTTURE 1 6.0

Courses of the Group TAB I - MILANO


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU
099240 C ICAR/03 ELEMENTI DI VALUTAZIONE DI IMPATTO AMBIENTALE DELL'INQUINAMENTO 1 6.0
089116 B,C ICAR/07
ICAR/08
MECCANICA COMPUTAZIONALE PER I GEOMATERIALI 1 10.0
090870 B ICAR/04 CANTIERI DI INFRASTRUTTURE 2 6.0
090869 B,C ICAR/02 IMPIANTI SPECIALI IDRAULICI 2 10.0
051106 C GEO/11 PROVE NON DISTRUTTIVE 2 6.0

7.4 Foreign language

English is the official language of the course.


Language courses
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=3057

7.5 Degree examination

The final exam consists of the public discussion of a dissertation on a subject typical of civil engineering. The thesis, which may be of theoretical, experimental, numerical or design must address the topic chosen in an original way. It must be submitted in the form of dissertation writing, must be countersigned by a rapporteur who is professor of the faculty of civil engineering, environmental and territorial integrity of the Politecnico of Milan and can be submitted to the court for a preliminary “controrelatore”, not necessarily on the faculty, and considered an expert on the subject under discussion in the thesis.


Information concerning general rules and regulations, session calendars, registration and consignment of theses is available at
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=3137

8. Academic calendar

The academic calendar of the School of Civil, Environmental and Land Management Engineering is available at the general pages and link of the University and at webpage of School ICAT: http://www.ingcat.polimi.it/en/didactics/academic-calendar/


Academic calendar
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=3217

9. Faculty

The names of professors for each Course, together with their subject, will be available on the degree programme starting from the month of September.
The degree programme is annually published on the website of Politecnico di Milano.

The names of professors for each Course, together with their subject, will be available on the degree programme starting from the month of September.
The degree programme is annually published on the website of Politecnico di Milano.

School Presentation
http://www.ingcat.polimi.it/en/school/presentation/
Academic office and services
http://www.ingcat.polimi.it/en/academic-office-and-services/

Lecturers.

Teachers lessons for official Engineering Subjects for A.Y. are set out in the pages of the Schoolof of Civi, Environmental and Land Manangement Engineering.

 Several Departments contribute to the teaching activities. They are listed below with the relative websites.


10. Infrastructures and laboratories

Lecco Campus

Courses will be taught at the Lecco Campus of the Politecnico di Milano, within the Schoolof Civil, Environmental and Territorial Engineering.

 

Studying in Lecco

Lecco Campus is characterized by a wide didactic offer throughout Politecnico di Milano and by the presence of research activity and technological transfer focused on issues that are characteristics of the local area.

Lecco, as a Regional Campus, is featured by a strong didactic and research presence in the following sectors:

  • Civil engineering, with particular attention to civil building protection;
  • Building engineering, with particular attention to  Building Engineering-Architecture sector;
  • Management, with particular attention to logistics;
  • Mechanics, with particular attention to quality and eco-efficiency.

 

The didactic and research activities are currently carried out in the buildings of Via Marco d' Oggiono, Via Amendola, Corso Promessi Sposi and Campus Point, a prototypical research centre that - with its new eight labs - anticipates scientific, technological and research contents of the future campus, while planning the definitive location in the area of Via Ghislanzoni, the former hospital of Lecco . 

Within a few years a new campus will gather all the didactic and research activities. 

Lecco and its surroundings have a strong industrial background with a long tradition of international exchanges, furthermore the presence of foreign students attending the three Master of Science courses, taught completely in English at Lecco Campus, creates a multi-ethnic context that is an important and stimulating aspect of our campus.


11. International context

International relations

 

The vocation of the Politecnico di Milano has always been beyond the borders of Italy.

To enhance its international relations, both in terms of scientific research and education, the Politecnico promotes several co-operation activities and projects with foreign countries in the fields of interest (i.e. teaching, research and technology transfer, staff and student exchange, seminars, professional training).


12. Internationalization

International Framework Agreements

 

The Politecnico di Milano signs each year a number of Framework agreements with partner universities or institutions from all over the world to enhance its international cooperation in various fields.

In general Framework agreements consist only of a declaration of intent for collaboration in the field of teaching and research programmes and are signed when a wide co-operation between two Institutions is envisaged. Agreements concerning specific activities may be implemented to settle particular activities that need to be developed.


Information on exchange programmes, double degree projects and international internships, European research and international relations projects are available at
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4671

13. Quantitative data

The Didactic Observation Unit and the Evaluation Nucleus perform periodic analysis on the overall results analysing the teaching activities and the integration of graduates into the work world. Reports and studies are available on the website of the Politecnico di MIlano.

14. Further information


15. Errata corrige