Natural Hazards and Risks in Structural Engineering - NHRE

The Master’s degree programme Natural Hazards and Risks in Structural Engineering is an intensive, supervised, research-oriented and application-based advanced course of study. It builds on the expertise and methodical skills in several fundamental areas of engineering gained in a first-level degree programme or through practical professional experience.

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DURATION:
24 months

Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Location Weimar is a small city located in the heart of Germany. Its culturally important history and active intellectual climate contribute very much to the attraction of the city. Bauhaus-University Weimar offers a unique study profile, combining structural engineering with architecture, the arts and modern media topics. Programmes offered follow bachelor, master, and doctoral tracks.
Course focus The Master’s degree programme Natural Hazards and Risks in Structural Engineering is an intensive, supervised, research-oriented and application-based advanced course of study. It builds on the expertise and methodical skills in several fundamental areas of engineering gained in a first-level degree programme or through practical professional experience.

By providing students with advanced, scientifically-based, interdisciplinary knowledge, skills and methods, they are able to take on demand- ing engineering tasks in the areas of planning, construction and realisation of structures under specific impact conditions. They are also able to carry out site or structure-specific risk analyses using modern tools for gauging the threat of natural hazards.

In addition to strengthening their theoretical and scientific competence, candidates are able to develop skills in modelling, numerical simulation and application of behaviour-based design and detection methods, fieldwork and laboratory investigation.

In order to structure and reflect the complexity of the chain reactions inherent to natural hazards, this programme explores in detail various engineering disciplines and engineering-related areas of the nat- ural sciences, social sciences and economics. It examines the central role that civil engineering plays in lessening the impact of natural disasters and focuses on the engineering methods that we can use to assess and possibly reduce the vulnerability of buildings and structures. Using international projects as models, the programme highlights the demands on engineering technology at both the regional and global level. The elective compulsory modules expand on lines of development that systematically prepare graduates for future careers or higher research positions.

Target group Professionals with two years’ experience working in private companies, administrations or governmental institutions related to the field of civil and structural engineering.
Course language English
Entry requirements Bachelor’s degree (B.Sc., B.Eng. or B.Tech.) in Civil and Structural Engineering or a related field with a final grade of 2.5 (acc. to German system) or better.

Proof of English language proficiency level C1 by submitting either:

  1. Proof of English proficiency as a native speaker (certificate of high- er education entrance qualification or first-level professional qualification (i.e., undergraduate degree) from an English-speaking country), or
  2. Proof of English proficiency level C1 based on the Common Euro- pean Framework of Reference for Languages, certified by one of the following internationally recognized certificates:
    • TOEFL (i+net: 79, computer: 213, paper: 550)
    • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English, Grade C
    • IELTS, Band 6.0 or other equivalent certificate.
Degree Awarded Master of Science in Natural Hazards and Risks in Structural Engineering
Course Begins October (winter semester)
Next intake: October 2014
Course Duration Two years
Course Structure natural Hazards_Modulhandbuch
natural hazards_structure
Duration of German language course prior to beginning of programme 2 months (for students awarded a DAAD-scholarship)
Remarks In addition to the official DAAD application form, candidates are required to submit an online application for Bauhaus University. Online application (for Bauhaus University) and help concerning application procedure are found at:
https://movein-uni-weimar.moveonnet.eu/movein/portal/studyportal.php
Fakultät Bauingenieurwesen
Fachstudienberatung Natural Hazards and Risks in Structural Engineering
Dipl.-Ing. Birgit Bode
Marienstr. 7
D-99423 Weimar
Phone: +49 (0)3643 / 58-4568