Overview

Mission

The Master is a high specializing course, that forges a solid link between University and  Industry, providing  new graduates and young professionals with practical skills and a multidisciplinary knowledge in design, construction and management of major geotechnical and underground projects.
Master in Geotechnical Design provide the opportunity to young engineers to add important elements to those acquired during the university studies, focus on:

- Design
- Construction Technologies
- Construction Site Organization
- Project Management
- Risk Assessment
- Monitoring

Learning goals are most of all the strengthening of knowledge about geotechnical characterization of soils and rocks by theoretical and experimental studies.
The first expected result is to make the pupils in condition to define a good geotechnical model, useful to deal with every specific theme and its application, identifying more suitable constitutive models and calibrating them by the results of the tests.
The second step is increasing technical, technological and organizational knowledge, to make students able to develop geotechnical projects themselves: underground works, galleries, landslide stabilization design, foundations, earth works etc. Students are requested to develop projects under the supervision of lecturers and selected tutors.
Moreover, the Master makes the pupils aware of the legislation, management of construction site, risk assessment, funding of public and private works.

Application and Selection:

Selection is conducted through submitted titles and oral exam; titles must be reported in the CV.
The oral examination aims to evaluate the background of competences and skills of the candidate about soil and rocks mechanics and geotechnical engineering.
A motivation letter is requested.

Conditions for admission:

Those who hold a university degree belonging to one of the following undergraduate classes may participate in the master’s program, without age or citizenship limitation:
- Civil Engineering 28/S; LM-23
- Environmental Engineering 38/S; LM-35
- Project and Construction Management of Building Systems; LM-24
- Building engineering-architecture; LM-4

Holders of a degree obtained in Italy may also be admitted to the master with a degree equivalent to one of the above classes.
Foreign students must have a qualification equivalent to the master's degree, supplying a Declaration of Value provided by the Italian Diplomatic Authority in the country where they received their academic title.

Fees: 4000,00 €
3 merit-based scholarships intern stipend

More details about how to apply will be found in the announcement, which will be published in October/November 2018.