MEEES - Masters in Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology

The MEEES (Masters in Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology) programme involves 4 participating institutions: the ROSE School of the Institute for Advanced Study Pavia (Italy), the University Joseph Fourier - Grenoble 1 (France), the University of Patras (Greece) and Middle East Technical University (Turkey). The main goal of this Masters course is to provide a multi-disciplinary programme in earthquake engineering and engineering seismology which also includes newly emerging fields in seismic risk mitigation and management. 

The cross-cutting nature of the programme allows students to develop skills which will allow them to communicate across the wide range of fields which comprise the area of seismic risk assessment and mitigation.

The main characteristics of the programme can be summarised as follows:
  • All programmes will be 18 months (and thus 90 ECTS credits); students can choose between a Masters in Earthquake Engineering, a Masters in Engineering Seismology or a Masters in Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology.
  • Students must obtain 60 ECTS credits from taught modules and 30 ECTS from a Masters Project.
  • The curriculum of the course includes engineering seismology, geomechanics, geotechnics and soil dynamics, structural dynamics, seismic design and assessment and seismic risk
  • mitigation.
  • All participating institutions will be joint degree-awarding. Students must spend at least one full semester (worth 30 ECTS) in two participating organisations to obtain a joint degree.
  • A whole semester will be dedicated to the Masters Project which might be period of research (leading to a traditional Masters dissertation) or a placement in industry (such as a design
  • office, or a risk consultancy).
  • Associated professional partners will provide placements for the Masters Project. Some will also provide scholarships to aid the sustainability of the programme and will also offer
  • employment to the MEEES graduates.
  • An external advisory board, including associated professional partners as well as key academic and professional figures will monitor the curriculum of the programme, provide
  • guidelines for complementary skills to aid the employability of graduates, and share bestpractice with the consortium.

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