FloodRisk - Flood Risk Management

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

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Important information

Typology Master
Location Barcelona (Spain)
Duration 2 Years
Start October
Credits 120
  • Master
  • Barcelona (Spain)
  • Duration:
    2 Years
  • Start:
    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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Starts October
Location
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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Siobhán Gleeson
5.0 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

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AMASE - Joint European Master Programme on Advanced Materials Science and Engineering

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José Alejandro Delgado Rangel
5.0 01/09/2012
What I would highlight: When I have been accepted to start the AMASE-master in Barcelona, I thought in the opportunity to travel in Europe, to meet people of different cultures and to learn other languages. But, even if it is happened, even if my entire Erasmus Mundus story is culturally rich, I have never thought in the friendship that I would enjoy and that is my best milestone from AMASE. This experience has encouraged me to always search a synergy with others, not only professionally but personally also. Today, I am living in Nancy, France; doing my PhD in solid-mechanics at the University of Strasbourg and; working on a project with the Public Research Centre Henri Tudor in Luxembourg. In this way, I keep the European way-of-life developed during the AMASE experience, working on materials science. In my professional experience the scientific skills learnt during the AMASE-master are kindly important on my actual work. Finally, the values developed in my Erasmus-Mundus activity have shown to me the importance of partnership, perseverance and passion for science. These values with a bit of discipline are, for me, the main needs to do a successful high-quality
What could be improved: I liked everything
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

SAMHC - Advanced Masters in Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions

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Anna Serafini
5.0 01/09/2012
What I would highlight: When I graduated (one year ago), I felt I still had a lot of things to learn and see, and that if I could find a way to go abroad and continue my studies, it was the right moment to do it. The chance given to me by this master is priceless: I'm living in an incredible city, Barcelona, learning so many new things from very professional teachers and from my classmates coming from all around the world. The topic of the master has always attracted me and finally I feel I am building for myself a solid technical base that I was still lacking as an architect. At the same time, the encounter with people from other countries that have so different ways of life and ideas is opening up my mind and allowing me to see things in a different and new way.
What could be improved: I liked everything
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

MCM - Master of Science in Computational Mechanics

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Soumya Swayamjyoti
5.0 01/09/2012
What I would highlight: I've been awarded the SNF grant by the Swiss National Science Foundation to pursue his Doctoral Studies at ETH Zurich, often rated as the best technological university in continental Europe (with 21 Nobel Prize winners in it’s alumni, Albert Einstein being the most prominent of them). I've worked with several respectable researchers who are employed with ETH Zurich, Paul Scherrer Institut, Stanford University and University of Stuttgart during his Doctoral and Master’s research.
What could be improved: I liked everything
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

DMKM - Data Mining & Knowledge Management

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Alexey Grigorev
5.0 01/09/2012
What I would highlight: As a graduate I applied to the Erasmus Mundus Master's Program in Data Mining and Knowledge Management (DMKM) for the fundamental study of Data Mining and related aspects such as Data Analysis, Machine Learning and Statistical Modeling. Not only it was the curriculum attractive for me, but the general idea of the Erasmus Mundus programme of cultural exchange trough mobility and academic cooperation is also appealing. Upon finishing the program I plan to pursue PhD and combine professional and teaching activities. The qualification obtained through the studies will allow me to easily enroll in any doctoral program, and I am specifically interested in researches conducted by Université Libre de Bruxelles and Poznán University of Technology. Teaching is also important for me, because besides building my career I am enthusiastic about sharing my experience and knowledge with others.
What could be improved: I liked everything
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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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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