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Multi-Hazard Risk Assessment (online course)

University of Twente

Certificate / Diploma Short course Enschede

Course description

Qualification Certificate
Field of study Agriculture and environment
Course summary The course explains how to conduct a risk assessment using spatial information on hazards, elements at risk and vulnerability with the aid of GIS and remote sensing.
Course description Owing to increased vulnerability and climatic extremes, we are faced with the rapidly growing impact of disasters worldwide. There is an urgent need to incorporate the concepts of disaster risk management into planning, sustainable development and environmental impact assessment. Disaster risk management requires the assessment of risk, which is a multidisciplinary endeavour. The course explains how to conduct a risk assessment using spatial information on hazards, elements at risk and vulnerability with the aid of GIS and remote sensing, and how this information can be used in risk management, with a focus on urban areas. This course is designed for all those who have to carry out risk assessment and require knowledge and skills in using a GIS to handle the necessary the procedures, such as professionals working in governmental and non-governmental organizations, planners, engineers, architects, geographers, environmental specialists and university teachers. Some basic background in GIS is desirable, although not strictly necessary as the course follows a step-by-step approach that enables participants to rapidly acquire the basic skills in handling GIS software.
Study subjects Introduction to risk assessment; spatial data for risk assessment; hazard assessment; elements at risk assessment; vulnerability assessment; risk assessment; risk management; final project.
Course objectives Understand hazard and risk assessment concepts;Formulate the requirements to carry-out a hazard and risk assessment; Generate risk maps using qualitative and quantitative methods; Apply a risk assessment for your own situation.
ECTS credits 5.00
Duration 40 day(s)
part-time
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes case study, computer exercise, individual assignment, literature study, practicum, self study
Accreditation NVAO

About the institution

Department Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
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Admission

Admission requirements
  1. BSc degree from a recognized university in Earth Sciences, Environmental sciences, engineering, planning, or other relevant discipline/
Language requirements
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English C1
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English C1
IELTS overall band 6.0
TOEFL computer based 213
TOEFL internet based 80
TOEFL paper based 550
Professional experience required -
Duration 40 day(s)
part-time
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
14 Apr 2020 24 Mar 2020 24 Mar 2020
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2019 (PT)n.a.n.a.€ 1116

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

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Contact

Contact information for the study programme

Tina Tian

education-itc@utwente.nl

Contact information for the institution

Studie Informatiecentrum

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study@utwente.nl

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