FloodRisk - Flood Risk Management

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Masters Erasmus Mundus
In Barcelona (Spain)

€ 16,000 - (Rs 11,62,191)
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Important information

  • Master
  • Barcelona (Spain)
  • Duration:
    2 Years
  • When:
    October
  • Credits: 120
Description

Integrated flood risk management aims to reduce the human and socio-economic losses caused by flooding while taking into account the social, economic and ecological benefits from floods and the use of flood plains or coastal zones. The need for the adoption of a holistic integrated approach to managing flood risks has been reflected in the Flood Directive of the European Parliament. Existing masters programmes on floods offered in the European Union cover many technical aspects but lack integration. This programme follows the holistic approach and is explicitly designed to cover a wide range of topics - from drivers and natural processes to models, decisions and socio-economic consequences and institutional environment and is therefore an important advance in water education for Europe.

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Starts Location
October
Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain
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· Requirements

Degree of higher education equivalent to a B.Sc. degree (equivalent to 180 credit points according to the European Credit Transfer System ECTS) with a good final mark in civil or environmental engineering, geosciences, environmental sciences, geography, natural resources management, limnology, oceanography, geology or other similar subjects. Qualification in one of the internationally-recognised English language Tests by supplying a copy of an official certificate issued by the examining board.

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01/09/2012
What I would highlight I received a full scholarship to participate in a 2 year, Erasmus Mundus Master of Science in Flood Risk Management. During the course I studied in four universities across Europe specialising in several different areas of flooding such as hydro-science and engineering, hydroinformatics, coastal engineering, spatial planning and the socio-economic risks involved with flood disasters.

What could be improved I liked everything

Would you recommend this course? Yes.

What you'll learn on the course

Flood Risk Management
Hydraulic Engineering
Hydromechanics
Ecology
Statistics
Meteorology and Hydrology
Climate Change
GIS
Geodesy
Fieldtrip
Workshop
Computational Intelligence and Control Systems
River Basin Modelling
Introduction to river flood modelling
Urban flood modelling
International fieldtrip
Decision support system
Debris flow and flash flood
Coastal flooding
Drough management
Introduction to risk
Global warming
Alerts with flood Forecasting application
Spatial Planning
Institutional framework for flood risk management

Course programme

First semester at Technical University of Dresden, Germany. Courses offered:
  • Flood Risk Management
  • Hydraulic Engineering
  • Hydromechanics
  • Ecology
  • Statistics
  • Meteorology and Hydrology
  • Climate Change
  • GIS
  • Geodesy
  • Fieldtrip
  • Workshop
  • Fieldtrip
Second semester at UNESCO-IHE, Delft, The Netherlands. Courses offered:
  • Computational Intelligence and Control Systems
  • River Basin Modelling
  • Introduction to river flood modelling, or, Urban flood modelling
  • International fieldtrip
  • Flood risk management
  • Decision support system
Third semester, first 20 ECTS credits at UPC, Barcelona, Spain. Courses offered:
  • Debris flow and flash flood
  • Coastal flooding
  • Drough management
  • Introduction to risk, vulnerability, hazard and resilience concepts assessment
  • Global warming
  • The radar, models, system and alerts with flood Forecasting application to the Besos Basin and fieldtrips
Third semester, 10 ECTS credits at University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Courses offered
  • Spatial planning
  • socio-economic and institutional framework for flood risk management

Additional information

Application for Category A Scholarships: January 15
Application for Category B Scholarships: January 15
Selection meeting: January
Notification of the pre-selection lists: February 15
Final decision from EACEA: April 30
Application without Scholarship: April 30
Courses will start on: October

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