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.
The student of the M.Sc. in Engineering for Natural Risk Management at the end of his studies will have the following knowledge and understanding capabilities:
a) Knowledge of physical phenomena that generate disasters
b) Capacity of understanding of the mechanisms of interaction between natural events and industrial activities that can generate technological risk
c) Ability to understand and evaluate the legal implications related to the management of emergency situations.
The acquired knowledge may be applied for the:
a) Use the most advanced technologies in order to assess risk exposure and vulnerability, predict the occurrence of catastrophic events and post disasters impact assessment.
b) Assessment of environmental impact of natural disasters
c) Definition of emergency plans for the integrated risk management and decisions support in emergency situations
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.
The program has the support of CIMA Foundation, expert center of the national civil protection, which is based in the University Campus of Savona. CIMA has the University of Genoa, the Department of Civil Protection, the Liguria Region and the Province of Savona as founding members. CIMA will provide laboratories, researchers and administrative staff to support the teaching activities.
Students are offered the opportunity to carry out internships/periods of study at Italian and foreign institutions and universities.
1. public organizations and administrations;
2. international organizations that deal with emergencies and disasters;
3. international development cooperation;
4. humanitarian organizations;
5. private sector, insurances;
6. professional services;
7. research facilities;
8. operational centers for forecasting natural disasters and decision support.
Typical career opportunities for graduates in Engineering for Natural Risk Management are:
a. responsible for managing emergencies in public institutions/government (civil protection);
b. responsible in entities involved in the management of emergency conditions (eg. the fire-fighters, Forestry Police);
c. expert in risk monitoring in public bodies and international organizations;
d. responsible for planning the phases of management of emergencies in public bodies;
e. risk expert in insurance companies;
f. expert in operational management of emergencies in international governmental organizations, non-governmental and development cooperation;
g. expert in mapping of hazardous conditions with reference to security from natural and industrial risks working for professional offices, public/private institutions, public administration.
The Master Program in Internet and Multimedia Engineering provides advanced education on signal, image, and video processing, networking and telematics, cybersecurity, mobile and fixed communications systems, and applied electromagnetics.
We build high-level ICT professionals in Internet, Multimedia, and Telecommunication Engineering, with vision and knowledge on the current technology evolution, and ready to face the challenges of the Internet-of-Things, Big Data, Smart Systems and Machine Learning era.
Our program has a strong characterization toward Internet engineering on one side, and toward signal processing and multimedia systems, either networked or stand-alone, on the other side.
Students learn how to address the design, management, and operation of distributed communication and processing architectures and multimedia applications, in mobility and over heterogeneous networks, with diverse levels of smartness and interactivity.
The program has 2-year duration, includes 120 ECTS, and finishes with the defense of a master thesis. Classes start in the second half of September.
The University of Genoa offers scholarships and accommodation to its students through the ALFA Liguria regional authority. Dedicated grants for the students of this program may be provided in each academic year.
Visit our website to learn more about the scholarships and the services that the University of Genoa can provide: http://www.ime.politecnica.unige.it
Graduates’ professional opportunities include all companies needing ICT expertise for development, deployment, production, and management. The high-level scientific and technological background we offer also allows graduates to be strong candidates in Ph.D. and 2nd-level master applications.
Owing to the extensive research activity of the faculty people involved in the program, the courses are always up to date with the latest scientific and technological achievements. Professors and Research Staff are strongly involved in research projects funded by the European Commission, the European Space Agency, the Italian Space Agency, universities around the world, and many other institutions and private companies.
If you have a Bachelor (or equivalent) degree in ICT and wish to pursue your studies, you are very welcome.
For all foreign students: you are strongly advised to upload your curriculum, titles, and qualifications to the program website (http://www.ime.politecnica.unige.it) for a pre-evaluation, and contact the program coordinator, [email protected], asap.
Visas are generally required for non-EU students. No visa is necessary for EU students.
For students coming from outside EU: you MUST also pre-enroll to this program at the Italian embassy/consulate in your country. This step is MANDATORY for non-EU students.
DEADLINE FOR PRE-ENROLLMENT IS JULY 24, 2018.
Consular and visa procedures may be time-consuming, and acting ahead is strongly advisable.
Prof. Franco Davoli, [email protected], Master Program Coordinator
Management Office: [email protected]
Admin Foreign Students Office of the University of Genoa: [email protected]