SUSCOS - Sustainable Constructions under natural hazards and catastrophic events Erasmus Mundus Course

  • Master
  • Fully Funded
  • 7 January 2017

The focus of master course SUSCOS_M is to provide attendees the engineering ability and know-how to design and construct structures in a balanced approach between economic, environmental and social aspects, enhancing the sustainability and competitiveness of the steel industry.

The course is organized in three modules covering buildings; bridges and energy-related infra-structures from concrete, steel, timber, and composite structures and equipments with a practice oriented approach. A strong emphasis is given to the reduction of carbon footprint, the energy efficiency of buildings considering a life-cycle approach and the integration in the structural systems of renewable energies and innovative technologies.

The degree awarded is a Master Degree, provided as a multiple diploma. The MSc has duration of three semesters and is held on a rotating basis among partners. Coursework is concentrated in two countries and dissertation work is divided between all partners. Students may spend one term in one country and the coursework part of the second term in a second country. The dissertation can be carried out at any of the six partner countries.


The minimum requirements for applying to SUSCOS M are:

A Bachelor of Science, with a minimum grade of “B–“ in the ECT grading scale (at least a score of 70%), from a field in relation with the scope of the SUSCOS_M master (Structural Mechanics, Building Materials, Structural Analysis, Design of Structures, Statics etc.), minimum is 4 modules.

Fluent level in English certified by a TOEFL score of 525, IELTS 5.5 or equivalent is needed as proof of the sufficient knowledge of the English language.


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One European student will be awarded by Erasmus Mundus grant. The grant for all three terms of Master program consist of Monthly allowance (18 x 1000 €) + Participation costs per term (3 x 2000) + Travel Contribution (1000  € per year) = Total 26 000 €.Five third-country students students will be awarded by Erasmus Mundus grant. The grant for alt three terms of Master program consist of Monthly allowance (18 x 1 000 €) + Participation costs per term (3 x 4 000 €) + Contribution to travel (8 000 €) = Total 38 000  €.

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