Earthquake Engineering and Seismic Design of Structures MSc

Description

The scope of the programme is to provide specialized studies and knowledge to Civil Engineers in the area of Earthquake Engineering and Seismic-Resistant Structures, which will contribute to the elevation of the technical potential of the country educationally and professionally. The course provides the necessary theoretical background in seismology and soil and structural dynamics and emphasizes seismic design and repair and strengthening of building structures made of reinforced concrete, steel or other materials.

In this context, the graduate students participating in the program are asked to successfully attend the following four study units:
SMA50 – Dynamic analysis of structures
SMA51 – Engineering seismology and soil dynamics
SMA60 – Design of seismic resistant structures
SMA61 – Seismic damages, repairs and reinforcements

The students who successfully complete the four units of studies are in a position to:

  • to analyze structural dynamics problems in sub-problems and then properly synthesize them, to evaluate structural models and computational methods as related to the dynamic response of structures, to evaluate the results of dynamic structural analyses pertaining to structural engineering practice.
  • to perform or evaluate the seismic design of concrete, steel or composite structures
  • to identify structures with a high seismic vulnerability and to redesign any vulnerable structure through repairing or strengthening crucial weak elements.  Furthermore, a basic knowledge will be acquired for the assessment of the structural capacity and the design of the necessary restoration works for monumental structures, ensuring the preservation of the monument and the architectural heritage.

Programme ECTS credits: 120

Classification according to ISCED-2011 of Unesco:
based on the level of Education: 7   
based on the field of Education: 58 Architecture and building

Classification according to ISCED-2013 of Unesco:
based on the field of Education: 0732 Building and civil engineering

Course Structure

1st Year
SMA50 Dynamic Analysis of Structures
SMA51 Technical Seismology and Soil Dynamics
SMA60 Design of Seismic - Resistant Structures

 

2nd Year

SMA61 Seismic Damages, Repairs and Reinforcements
DISSERTATION (40 ECTS)

Students are awarded a Masters degree upon successful completion of four modules and a dissertation.

Prerequisites

Applicants to the Earthquake Engineering and Seismic-Resistant Structures course must possess an undergraduate degree in a related field from a Greek Public University, a Technical Educational Institute or an equivalent degree. 

Knowledge of Greek language at C1 level and very good knowledge of English language are required.

Note:

Where previously mentioned:

a. Graduates of Universities or Technological Educational Institutes’ departments are all the degree holders of Greek Universities and Technological Educational Institutes’ departments as well as anyone with equivalent foreign degree recognised by the Hellenic NARIC (Hellenic National Academic Recognition and Information Center – DOATAP/former DIKATSA) or the Technical Training Institute (ITE), respectively, or holders of the first cycle of study of the above-mentioned departments of accredited foreign institutions*.

b. Graduates of Universities or Technological Educational Institutes are all the degree holders of Greek Universities or Technological Educational Institutes, as well as anyone with equivalent foreign degree recognised by the Hellenic NARIC (Hellenic National Academic Recognition and Information Center – DOATAP/former DIKATSA) or the Technical Training Institute (ITE), respectively, or holders of the first cycle of study of accredited foreign institutions*.

The term “Universities” refers to University Schools, Technical Universities and the School of Fine Arts.

*N.B.: Pursuant to par. 7, art. 34 of Law No. 4485/2017 “No Postgraduate Diploma shall be awarded to a student whose first cycle degree from a foreign institution has not been recognised by the Hellenic National Academic Recognition and Information Center (Hellenic NARIC), under Law No. 3328/2005 (Α80)”.

Contact

Course Director: Triantafyllou  Athanasios 

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