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Curriculum of Disaster Risk Reduction is focused on the following aspects

Application of basic and applied knowledge is essential to address disaster risk reduction from the realistic point of view of sustainable development using various tools, techniques. The goal of this component is to familiarize and develop the level of understanding of the knowledge of the students with respect to the occurrences of disasters and their management issues. The knowledge will sharpen the ability of the students to work on hazard identification, susceptibility, and risk reduction.

The primary cause of vulnerability and risk that results in a catastrophic disaster is any hazard. The level of preparedness in relation to capacity enhancement for risk reduction is promoted by understanding and analyzing the danger in terms of magnitude, intensity, and frequency. The goal of this subject field is to improve theoretical and analytical understanding for addressing the reduction of structural and non-structural vulnerability. Students will learn the fundamentals of a specific hazard, hazard characteristics, and hazard profiling, as well as the steps and techniques utilized in hazard analysis and mitigation, from this section. 

The risk management phase involves several critical components, including mitigation, prevention, preparedness, prediction, and early warning. The objective of this subject field is to comprehend hazards, tools, and techniques for hazard analysis and assessment, as well as vulnerability assessment, to mitigate and decrease risks. This includes risk reduction strategies such as creating generic and scenario-based risk models for major natural disasters, as well as climate risk modeling and adaptation. After completing this section, students will be equipped with the necessary knowledge and abilities to conduct vulnerability and risk assessments, establish hazard-specific and multi-hazard risk reduction/mitigation plans, and execute technical and community-based early warning measures. This aspect places a strong emphasis on practical applications for risk assessment and reduction, enabling students to contribute to the efficient management of risk. 

Disaster management encompasses diverse topics such as natural disasters (tsunamis, earthquakes, landslides, etc.), mitigation, rehabilitation and reconstruction (difficult soils and ground treatment, design against earthquakes and other natural disasters, etc.), and many others, including soil dynamics, liquefaction, stability, and environmental protection. Buildings, lifelines, and infrastructure can be made more resilient by taking structural measures, which are just one part of a larger set of mitigation efforts that also includes studying the frequency and nature of earthquakes and their dynamic responses, and then acting on that information. From this section, students will develop a deeper understanding of how engineers work to protect communities and reduce the impact of disasters linked to geotechnical and structural hazards. 

The accurate use of social, scientific, and engineering methods is required for the effective assessment of hazard, vulnerability, and risk in the context of the disaster reduction paradigm shift. The assessment of risk reduction may be distorted, overestimated, or underestimated if tools and methodologies are not applied correctly. In order to increase the theoretical and practical background of the reduction of structural and non-structural vulnerability, this component includes the best computational and instrumental tools and methodologies currently accessible. The student will be able to understand and apply the methods and technologies required for a proper risk assessment as well as create a plan for risk reduction after completing the courses in this component.