Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering



Structural, Seismic and Geotechnical Engineering (SSGE) includes disciplines and techniques deeply rooted in the field of Civil Engineering, but also with important industrial applications, which allow to understand, model and control the behavior of structural materials, biomaterials, metamaterials, soils, structures, microsystems and the interaction between external environment and buildings. This is a highly interdisciplinary area of expertise, which requires advanced analysis methods and sophisticated computational tools. The theoretical and applied study of materials and structures goes hand in hand with the analysis of the interactions between structures and environment, deriving both from natural and anthropic activities. Because of their generality, the methods developed within the SSGE are also very useful in other technical-scientific areas, whenever it is necessary to understand and control the mechanical aspects in order to guarantee the design reliabilit, the structural safety, the functionality and the durability.

List of courses

Here you find the list of courses  of the PhD program in Structural, Seismic and Geotechnical Engineering.
You can change the academic year to view the teaching offer provided in the past years and that can be offered also in a near future.

Job Opportunities

The high-level training offered by the PhD program in Structural, Seismic and Geotechnical Engineering allows PhD students to continue their work along three paths: (a) in the academic field; (b) within other public or private research institutions or companies with a focus on research and development; (c) professional activities (typically as an independent freelancer or high level consultant, mainly as a structural analyst or in the area of advanced structural design and monitoring – Civil and Environmental Engineering and Industrial Engineering).
The interdisciplinary approach of the PhD program allows to enhance the experience gained during the period of studies, in different sectors: from the design of large infrastructures to the conservation and restoration of monumental and architectural heritage, from seismic design to slope stability, without forgetting the numerous problems common to the  different branches of Industrial Engineering (mechanical, aerospace, nuclear and bioengineering).

Eligible students and scholarship

Italian and international citizens can apply. They must have a degree according to the pre-existing laws D.M. 3.11.1999 n. 509, or a Master of Science degree according to D.M. 3.11.1999 n. 509, or a Master of Science according to D.M. 22.10.2004 n. 270, or a similar academic title obtained abroad, equivalent in duration and content to the Italian title, with a duration of  the university studies of at least five years.
Certified knowledge of the English language is a requirement for admission. Please refer to the PhD School website for details.
Admission to the program is based on the assessment of the candidates’ curricula, a letter of motivation and a report on the development of a hypothetical PhD research in one of the topics explained in the announcement, to be submitted within the application.
A limited number of fellowships are given  each year to the candidates  that arrive first in the selection process.


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