Disaster Prevention Engineering major Department of Civil Engineering

Disaster Prevention Engineering major
Protect human life and property from earthquakes, tsunamis, and flooding. This is one area of study where practical experience is everything.

Preparing for disasters means taking responsibility for our future

Most people talk about disaster prevention without understanding just how much it entails. Predicting the scope of earthquakes, tsunamis, and torrential downpours, designing safe structures, reinforcing bridges, securing escape routes, educating the public about disaster preparedness—the list goes on.
Students in the Disaster Prevention Engineering major get a solid foundation in civil engineering studies (structural mechanics, soil mechanics, hydraulics, and concrete technology) and then make that knowledge practical through extensive practical experience in disaster prevention.
We turn out the engineers society needs to keep its cities resilient to natural calamities, build resistant infrastructure, protect communities from disasters, and effectively recover when tragedy strikes.

What you’ll learn with a Disaster Prevention Engineering major

  1. Engineering that serves the community
    The term “civil engineering” literally means “engineering for the people”. Civil engineers are constantly trying to figure out what communities need to keep them safe, and therefore need to develop mental abilities that go beyond basic engineering knowledge and skill.
  2. Civil engineering is the foundation for disaster prevention
    Four areas of study—structural mechanics, soil mechanics, hydraulics, and concrete technology—are absolutely essential in civil engineering. Students in the Disaster Prevention Engineering major will get a thorough knowledge in all four of these areas through practical training, laying the groundwork for their future careers.
  3. Develop your knowledge and skills further with extensive practical training opportunities in disaster prevention
    In order to prepare for disasters in a way that suits the distinctive features of each community, students in the Disaster Prevention Engineering major must become familiar with real work sites through firsthand experience. Students even get involved in fieldwork with local residents in order to develop their communication abilities as well.

Put your knowledge to work

Disaster prevention engineers protect people and their lives from the ravages of natural calamities. Students are given the knowledge and practical skills they need to make our communities safe and reliable. Research on how to increase our disaster preparedness is also essential.
Evacuation areas When major disasters like earthquakes or torrential rains strike, people need shelters and evacuation areas to stay safe. The world urgently needs engineers who can secure evacuation routes and other emergency facilities.
Seismic retrofitting Retrofitting elevated highway structures so that they are resistant to earthquakes keeps them safe and reliable. Put your skills to work at the latest seismic engineering project sites.