Overview and Aims
The curriculum in Geoengineering is developed in the framework of the UNESCO Chair on Prevention and Sustainable Management of Geo-Hydrological Hazards established at the University of Firenze. The Chair mission is to promote Education, Research and Development for the prevention and management of geo-hydrological hazards, in order to support policies and actions of risk reduction.
The master course aims to train specialists
- know and to develop methods and techniques for territorial survey and related data analysis at different scale of work;
- apply new technologies for the prevention and protection of man and environment from geo-hydrological hazards;
- develop an integrated approach for the assessment of geo-hydrological hazards;
- cope with problems raising from monitoring and management of the territory and the environment;
- achieve expertise for geo-hydrological risk assessment and management.
The master course lasts
for two years and the teaching programme is based on the integration of different knowledge and expertise in the field of structural mechanics, geotechnics, hydrology, hydraulics, geology and engineering geology, as well as numerical methods, statistics and geomatics.