Postgraduate course

Seismic Risk

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codeGEOV357
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Resources

Teaching semester

Spring. The course runs only if enough students enrol.

Objectives and Content

The course provides an introduction to seismic hazard analysis with main focus on probabilistic methods. Other methods for hazard analysis, such as deterministic and time dependent approaches will be introduced. In addition, methods for engineering applications and early warning will be presented. An important part of the course is a practical exercise where the student will complete a full probabilistic seismic hazard assessment.

Learning Outcomes

After completing the course GEOV357, the student should be able to:

- define the terms `seismic hazard┬┐ and `seismic risk┬┐ and explain the difference between the them.

- describe different methods for seismic hazard analysis, their uncertainties and when different methods are applicable

- explain the theory behind, and discuss the core concepts related to probabilistic seismic hazard analysis

- collect the background information required for a seismic hazard assessment

- complete all steps in a probabilistic seismic hazard analysis

Required Previous Knowledge

Basic principles of geology and physics of the earth.

Recommended Previous Knowledge

GEOV111, advantage if taken with GEOV255

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Exercises. Approved exercises are valid for 2 semesters after course completion.

Forms of Assessment

Written exam 4 hours

Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.

Exam information

  • For written exams, please note that the start time may change from 09:00 to 15:00 or vice versa until 14 days prior to the exam. The exam location will be published 14 days prior to the exam. Candidates must check their room allocation on Studentweb 3 days prior to the exam.

  • Type of assessment: Written examination

    Withdrawal deadline
    Examination system
    Digital exam