Criteria for Study Plan Preparation

During the application process, students are required to define a detailed plan of study. First by choosing the Institutions they wish to attend and afterwards by signing up for courses totaling 30 ECTS credits per semester (32 at METU). While assembling their plan of study, students must adhere to the specific requirements of each Institution. These requirements are listed in the following.

METU

The following courses are compulsory for first semester students:

  • Engineering Seismology
  • Structural Dynamics

IUSS Pavia

The following courses are compulsory for first semester Earthquake Engineering students:

  • Seismic Hazard Assessment
  • Structural Dynamics
  • Seismic Response and Analysis of Structures
  • Fundamentals of Seismic Design

The following courses are compulsory for first semester Engineering Seismology students:

  • Seismic Hazard Assessment
  • Structural Dynamics
  • Theoretical Seismology
  • Active Tectonics and Geology of Earthquakes

The courses at the IUSS Pavia have a 1 month duration and run in series, with sometimes two courses running in parallel. While in theory it is possible to take courses running in parallel, this option is strongly discouraged due to the very high workload of each course. Hence, check the exact date of every course when you set up your plan of study.

University of Patras

The following courses are compulsory for Engineering Seismology students:

  • Engineering Seismology
  • Stochastic Dynamics of Structures

A prerequisite for attending the course "Stochastic Dynamics of Structures" is a structural dynamics course covering a content equivalent to the corresponding MEEES course.

All courses at University of Patras award 7.5 ECTS credit points.

University of Grenoble Alpes

The University of Grenoble offers two course paths. The Engineering Seismology Path is designed to fit within the Engineering Seismology curriculum, while the Geomechanics Path is more oriented to the needs of the students of the Earthquake Engineering curriculum. Students are required to choose one of the paths and to assemble their plan of study according to the following scheme (download the scheme in PDF Format).