Master in Earth, planetary and environmental sciences

Master in Earth, planetary and environmental sciences

Master in Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology (MEEES)

Presentation and goals

The MEEES programme falls within the framework of the Erasmus Mundus Master MEEES that brings together four universities: Pavia (Italy), Patras (Greece), Ankara (Turkey) and Grenoble (France). It is specific to seismology for engineers and is aimed at students all over the world, in general those benefiting from European, national or other scholarships. 

The course is specific to the European Master MEEES and takes place over three semesters, including one long internship semester. It has modules shared with the Georisks and Geophysics programmes with, in addition, a non-shared basic module in Geomechanics, which is necessary in order to bring the students in this course, who often come from a civil engineering background, up to a sufficient level in geomechanics. Students can take 0, 30, or 60 ECTS of their programme in Grenoble, on the understanding that they ultimately have to accumulate 90 ECTS, in at least two partner universities.

The MEEES programme aims to train high-level students in seismology for engineers, with the objective being that they take on responsibilities within their respective governments or go on to doctoral studies.

Presentation

Presentation

International dimension :

Double degrees, joint degrees, Erasmus Mundus, Internationally-oriented programmes

Master Erasmus Mundus with an almost exclusively international student population.

Partnerships:
Partner schools
Partner laboratories
Other partners
  • EdF (Electricité de France), IRD (Institut de Recherche pour le Développement)

Programme

Programme

Registration and scholarships

Registration and scholarships

Entrance requirements

Level of Education: Master-1 or equivalent, very good academic record, sufficient level in English.

Public continuing education:

You are in charge of continuing education:
• if you resume your studies after 2 years of interruption of studies,
• or if you followed training under the continuous training regime one of the previous 2 years
• or if you are an employee, job seeker, self-employed.

If you do not have the diploma required to integrate the training, you can undertake a validation of personal and professional achievements (VAPP).

For more information, consult the website of the Directorate of Continuing Education and Learning (https://www.univ-grenoble-alpes.fr/en/grandes-missions/formation/formation-continue-et -alternance / )

Prerequisites

Very good level in geophysics, geomechanics, civil engineering.

Target group

Students having completed an M1 or equivalent, strong global competition (more than 300 applications/year). Selection based on level of English and a review of the candidate's application. This is centralised by the University of Pavia (Italy). There is strong demand from developing countries.

Students with a very good level from the Georisks and Geophysics programmes may apply for admission to the MEEES in M2.

And after

And after

Further studies

The latest data available for the programme for students accepted between 2009 and 2012 show that about 43% of them go on to produce theses in the programme's partner universities or external universities. This figure has grown significantly, reaching 71% for students accepted in 2012.  Ten per cent work in public research in their respective countries, while 47% have found positions as seismology engineers or in earthquake engineering in companies, generally in their home countries.

Students with a very good level from the Georisks and Geophysics programmes may apply for admission to the MEEES in M2.