Sustainable Constructions Under Natural Hazards And Catastrophic Events, Erasmus Mundus

Deadline: 15 January 2012
Open to: all interested students
Scholarship: covers all expenses for studies

The focus of SUSCOS Sustainable Steel and Timber Constructions Master Course is to provide attendees the engineering ability and know-how to design and construct steel and timber structures in a balanced approach between economic, environmental and social aspects, enhancing the sustainability and competitiveness of the steel and timber industry. The course is organized in three modules covering buildings; from concrete, steel, timber, composite and mixed building technology, bridges and energy-related infra-structures and equipments with a practice oriented approach. A strong emphasis is given to the reduction of carbon footprint, the energy efficiency of buildings considering a life-cycle approach and the integration in the structural systems of renewable energies and innovative technologies.

The courses are lectured in English by academics from all partner institutions and invited teachers from associated members. The first edition of the course will be carried out in Czech Republic and Portugal.

The degree awarded is a Master Degree, provided as a multiple diploma. The MSc has duration of three semesters, each 60 ECTS, and is held on a rotating basis among partners. Coursework is concentrated in two countries and dissertation work is divided between all partners. Students may spend one term in one country and the coursework part of the second term in a second country. The dissertation can be carried out at any of the six partner countries.


The master course is open for all interested students, which fulfill the minimal requirements. If applicants are interested, they may apply for a grant. Each student may apply in one edition for one SUSCOS_M grant only. Students with two passports are asked to selected under which country they prefer to apply.


Eight European students and twelve students from overseas are to be awarded with the Erasmus Mundus grant for covering all expenses for the studies.


All students interested in SUSCOS European Master Degree are kindly requested to fill in the application form ASAP. The deadline for application for the courses 2012-2013 for European grants is 15 January 2012 at the latest.

For further information please contact Martina Eliasova.

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