DURATION

15 October 2018 –
13 December 2019

ECTS CREDITS

60 ECTS

Language

English

Fee

€ 7,500

The Master ‘Emergency & Resilience’ is a one-year program divided in 3 modules: Emergency & Recovery, Reconstruction and Mitigation & Preparedness.

Internship of minimum 8 weeks in an international institution working within humanitarian emergencies and/or developing field and a thesis are mandatory.

Work system is “1 to 2”: 1 week theoretical classes in Venice and 3 weeks self-study and thesis research. This system allows you to continue your work.

Academic Objectives

The academic objectives of the Master ‘Emergency & Resilience’ are:

• To train practioners in the field of architecture, planning, engineering, social science among others to respond to the new humanitarian challenges of XXI century;

• To set up Emergency and Resilience as a discipline within the architecture, engineering and professional fields related to physical responses;

• To promote new professional roles and new job opportunities for architects and other professionals in the field of humanitarian emergencies;

• To provide an interdisciplinary and multidimensional approach to emergency situations:

• Emergency Relief (Module A) – Short-term approach addressing response in emergency crises through the immediate humanitarian relief;
• Reconstruction (Module B) – Focus on local cultures, social participation and circular economy;
• Resilience (Module C) – Focus on a long-term perspective on mitigation solutions to ensure preparedness processes for next emergencies in a sustainable and context-tailored response.

Methodology

Work system is “1 to 2”: 1 week theoretical classes in Venice and 3 weeks self-study and thesis research. This system allows you to continue your work.

Students will be involved in group work and workshop to understand their role in the complex system of international cooperation and to seek holistic solutions that integrate interdisciplinary knowledge and citizen participation.

The thesis will be the final task and a way to prove the new learned skills and show the possibility to create new knowledge in this professional field.

Learning Outcomes

Divided into three main topics: Emergency & Recovery, Reconstruction and Mitigation & Preparedness, the program includes courses with a multidisciplinary and holistic approach to urban and architectural strategies that promote social cohesion.

Students will acquire the proper skills to develop a critical analysis and management capacity of complex problems in a variety of contexts, learn to maximize human resources to support local actors in post-disaster scenarios and tackle humanitarian emergencies in both developed and developing countries.