Engineering for natural risk management
Master course (2 years)

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Programme overview

Summary

The M.Sc. in Engineering for Natural Risk Management prepares professionals capable of operating in all areas of civil, public and private security, national and international security. The multidisciplinary approach of this program is reflected in its courses, which include disciplines closely related to natural hazards and information and communication technologies, that are an essential support to a modern system of civil protection. The courses are fully taught in English.

Learning by doing

The M.Sc. devotes considerable time to internships and thesis to promote international exchanges and contacts with the labor market. The course is supported by CIMA Foundation, competence center of the National Civil Department.

Career perspectives

The graduate is an expert in management of natural hazards and climate change impacts and can find job opportunities in government agencies, international organizations, insurance companies, research institutions and professional services.

Quick facts

Quick facts

Degree type
Master course (2 years)
Duration and credits
2
Years
120
CFU
Class
LM-26
Safety engineering
Admission
Free access
Location
Savona
Teaching language
English
Teaching mode
Lectures
Taxes and fees
From 0 to 3000 euros per year. Find out if you are entitled to scholarships and exemptions
International partnerships
Student exchange
Head of programme
Raffaele Bolla
Old website
link

What you will learn

  • Observing and understanding

    Observing and understanding the dynamics of complex environmental and social systems.

  • Predicting, identifying, analyzing

    Predicting, identifying, analyzing, evaluating and communicating risk, according to the definition of Integrated Risk Management (IRM).

  • ICT in support of IRM

    Developing and applying ICT models, methods and technologies in support of all phases of a civil protection process.

  • Drawing of emergency plans

    Drawing of emergency plans for the management of natural disasters or disasters caused by industrial accidents and their combination.

Did you know that...

  • The M.Sc. in Engineering for Natural Risk Management aims to train professionals capable of working in all sectors of safety and civil protection, both public and private, at national and international level.
  • Thanks to its multidisciplinary nature, the program will provide the skills to coordinate the activities of a complex system such as civil protection. With this in mind, the M.Sc. graduate profile is not strictly specialized on a single technical area related to civil protection but oriented to the management and coordination of the whole system and its operations, in cooperation with specialists and technicians.
  • The program has the support of CIMA Foundation, expert center of the national civil protection, which is based in the University Campus of Savona.
  • The courses are fully taught in English. The fourth semester is mainly devoted to internships and thesis work to facilitate international exchanges and contacts with the labour market.

Contents

The M.Sc. in Engineering for Natural Risk Management aims to train professionals capable of working in all sectors of safety and civil protection, both public and private, at national and international level. Thanks to its multidisciplinary nature, the program will provide the skills to coordinate the activities of a complex system such as civil protection.

With this in mind, the MSc graduate profile is not strictly specialized on a single technical area related to civil protection but oriented to the management and coordination of the whole system and its operations, in cooperation with specialists and technicians.

This multidisciplinary approach is reflected in the topics of the courses offered, largely devoted not only to disciplines strictly related to natural hazards (hydrology, hydraulics, geology, etc.) but also to information and communication technologies (ICT), in the belief that the latter are an essential support for the effectiveness and efficiency of a modern system of civil
protection. Issues associated with the legal, medical and communication aspects involved in risk management are also covered by the program, thanks to the optional courses offered.

The courses are fully taught in English. The fourth semester is mainly devoted to internships and thesis work to facilitate international exchanges and contacts with the labour market.

Head of programme

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Raffaele Bolla
Head of Programme

Where to find us

UNIVERSITY CAMPUS OF SAVONA

Via Armando Magliotto, 2
17100 Savona | ITALY 

How to Reach Us Distance to Genoa Airport: 50 km

Distance to Milano Malpensa Airport: 220 km

Distance to Nice Airport: 160 km

Distance to Savona train station: 4 Km

Distance to city centre: 4 km

GPS Coordinates Latitude: 44.300203 Long.: 8.451576

By car

From A7: Take the exit onto A26/A7 toward Genova/Voltri/Gravellona T/Savona/Ventimiglia (toll road) Take the exit towards A26. Keep left at the fork and follow signs for Genova/A26/Ventimiglia. Merge onto A26. Take the exit towards Ventimiglia and merge onto A10. Take the Albisola exit towards Corso Giuseppe Mazzini/SP334. Keep right at the fork and follow signs for Savona. Head south on SS334 toward Via dei Levantino. Turn right onto SS1. At the roundabout, take the 4th exit onto Via Bonini Isidoro (now called Via Armando Magliotto)

 

By train

Please visit Italian Railways at Trenitalia website if you wish to travel by train. CIMA Research Foundation is located approximately 4 km from the train station. You can reach our headquarters on foot in about 40 minutes, or by taking public bus #4, just outside the train station. Taxis are also readily available in the area.

 

From Genoa airport

Fondazione CIMA is situated about 50 km from the airport.
You can take a train from the Genova Principe station to Savona. Taxis are also readily available.

Learn more

natrisk@cimafoundation.org