September 2020 start
PG Certificate
PG Diploma

Hazards and Resilience

Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

This engineering course will help you become skilled in providing technical and sustainable solutions for natural and man-made hazards.
Engineers on site in hard hats

Course description

How can we make our infrastructure more resilient to natural and man-made hazards? In an age of climate change and threats to our safety and security, these global challenges are key concerns for governments, communities and businesses.

This course will help you become skilled in providing technical and sustainable solutions to these risk-based challenges, and protect infrastructure and society from a broad range of hazards.


Core modules

  • Research and Professional Skills
  • Structural Health Monitoring and Asset Management
  • Engineering within Planetary Capacity
  • Resilience
  • Earthquake Engineering and Risk Management
  • Structural Analysis and Design for Fire
  • Blast and Impact Effects on Structures
  • Flood Risk Management
  • Advanced Engineering Research Study


You'll be taught through lectures, seminars, tutorials and lab work. Some modules will include site visits and engage our industrial partners.


You'll be assessed through exams, coursework, oral presentations and interviews and a dissertation and report.


1 year full-time

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 honours degree (BEng, MEng, BSc) in Civil and Structural Engineering or other appropriate engineering or science subject.

We’ll consider your application if you have appropriate professional qualifications and work experience, but you’ll need a strong background in the areas covered on the course.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students


You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.

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+44 114 222 5711

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.