Specializing Master

The CERM Specializing Master is aimed at providing knowledge and expertise in the field of structural and non structural measures for the mitigation of natural and technological hazards.
During the Master students choose their own training path selecting 2 among a list of thematic modules, each tought to tackle a specific aspect of risk. By the end of 12-months programme the student will present a result of his/her study that will be evaluated by a committee that will grant the title of First Level Master in Civil Engineering for risk mitigation and 60 ECTS.


This master programme aims at providing the student with a comprehensive view of risk management through a variety of approaches. Graduates will be able to take job opportunities in these sectors:

  • Risk Manager in private companies
  • Risk Manager in public institutions and organisations responsible for risk mitigation and Civil Protection
  • Safety Manager in private and public companies
  • Consultant for business continuity and community contingency plans
  • Expert in risk assessment and mitigation for private and public companies


The master is organized with a transversal and multidisciplinar approach. The teaching structure proposes two preliminary courses in Risk Management and Fundamental of GIS and six elective thematic modules, covering different aspects of risk. Students choose only two thematic modules among the following list:
Engineering structures for the environment, Structural retrofitting, Emergency plans for hydrogeological risk, Transport management in emergency planning, Geo-engineering techniques for unstable slopes, Information technology supporting emergency management (each module assigns 16 ECTS).
Students with a technical degree background can enrol into the 1-year programme and select appropriate thematic modules to complement their portfolio with Risk Management competences.

The candidate will integrate an introduction section (7ECTS) on Risk Management issues and on GIS (5ETCS) with some proper selection of thematic modules (16ECTS each).
The completion of a final project (16ECTS) with the solution of a field case will be required.