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2 years
Master's degree
Scholarships available
English, Italian

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Florence
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Florence
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Master in Geoengineering

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Master in Geoengineering

The master degree in Geoengineering based at University of Firenze is an international and interdisciplinary master dedicated to train specialist of monitoring, design and management for geohydrological risk reduction with particular reference to floods, landslides, subsidence, sinkhole and in general to slope and basin scale dynamics. The lessons will be held exclusively in English. 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.

Admission requirements

To be admitted to the Master Course in Geoengineering, it is required a first cycle or a single cycle degree awarded by an Italian or a foreign University, that allows the continuation of studies to the next level.

In addition, applying students have to retain the general educational requirements and possess an adequate personal education background, certified by a specific authorization (nulla osta) issued by the Education Committee of Geoengineering master course.

In order to obtain the authorization (nulla osta) for the enrollment, the applicant needs to fill-in the form "Application for the assessment":

  • for Italian Degrees
  • for non-Italian Degrees

Applicants from EU countries should send the form to the Degree Course Administration Office (Segreteria Didattica dei Corsi di Laurea) at strudida(AT)ing.unifi.it.

Applicants from non-EU countries should send the form to the International Desk of University of Florence

The Education Committee will assess the curricular background and the personal training of the applicant, on the basis of the exams taken to get the previous graduation and through the verification of his/her personal education background. If the applicant won’t achieve the entry requirements, the Educational Committee will ask him/her to obtain the required missing ECTS and will provide the necessary information on how to obtain them.

Please note that a knowledge in English Language B2 Level is also required. English knowledge can be proved by providing a B2 certificate issued by University official language centers, in Italy or abroad.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Year 1

  • COMPUTATIONAL METHODS
  • ENGINEERING GEOLOGY
  • ENGINEERING GEOMORPHOLOGY
  • FLUVIAL HYDRAULICS
  • GEOLOGY
  • STRUCTURAL MECHANICS AND ENGINEERING

Year 2

  • COASTAL DYNAMICS
  • CONTINUUM MECHANICS
  • EARTHQUAKE GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING
  • FINAL EXAMINATION
  • FLOOD RISK
  • GEOMATICS
  • INFORMATION AND TELECOMMUNICATION ABILITIES
  • SLOPE STABILITY
  • SOIL CONSERVATION
  • STAGE AND TRAINEESHIP
  • WATERSHED HYDROLOGY
  • WATERSHED MANAGEMENT

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available, please visit the university website for more information.

Tuition

For more information about tuition fee, please visit the university website.

Qualification

In the Second Cycle Degree Course in Geoengineering you will be trained in an interdisciplinary environment, learning how to analyze and manage complex environmental conditions, geo-hydrological processes and problems. As a Geoengineering student, you will develop in-depth scientific knowledge and technical skills to design, plan, and manage complex and innovative systems, processes and services on a territorial scale. Methods and techniques for territorial investigation, environmental monitoring, analysis and data integration at different territorial scales will be key intermediate learning goals. The teaching programme provides fundamental tools for quantitative analysis of engineering systems in the context of geological processes, their time evolution and their modeling, especially for application purposes, prevention, protection of society and environment from hydro geological risk.

Career paths

With the degree in Geoengineering you will be a top-skills expert in the prevention, mitigation and management of geo-hydrological hazards and risks, with particular reference to floods, landslides, subsidence, sinkhole and earthquakes. Due to the interdisciplinary and international character of the study course, the Geoengineer graduated in Florence will be in demand for both enterprises and public agencies operating across a wide range of engineering fields, from hydraulics to geotechnics and applied geology.

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Università degli Studi di Firenze (University of Florence)

The University of Florence dates back to the Studium Generale set up by the Florentine Republic in 1321. It has had very famous scholars (Galileo Galilei) and professors as well as the two most recent Italian Prime Ministers (Giuseppe Conte...


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Università degli Studi di Firenze (University of Florence)

Piazza San Marco, 4
50121 Florence Tuscany
Italy

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