Disaster Management Engineering [DME]

  • DME201 Introduction to Natural Hazards

    This course provides students with the causes and effects of natural disasters such as typhoon, heavy rainfall, flooding and drought, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunami, landslides. In particular, the physical and dynamical aspects of severe and hazardous disasters are examined. Also, some cases studies will be used to investigate human, economic, and environmental consequences of destructive natural hazards.

  • DME202 Man-made Disasters

    The goal of the course is to provide a basic overview of the various types of human-induced and industrial hazards and their potential for causing disasters. The purpose is to familiarize students with the basic concepts of man-made disasters and societal vulnerability.

  • DME221 Atmospheric Chemistry

    The aim of this course is to understand the chemical composition and fate of gases and particulate matters in the atmosphere. This course focuses on various environmental issues such as acid rain, photochemical reactions, ozone depletion, and air pollutants associated with climate change.

  • DME311 Probability Concepts in Engineering

    The aim of this course is to identify and model non-deterministic engineering problems using probability theories. This course focuses on the introduction of stochastic concepts and simulation models, and their applications to real decision-making problems in various engineering disciplines including civil engineering.

  • DME321 Numerical Modeling and Analysis

    This course introduces the basics concept of numerical modeling and provides students with numerical methods. In addition, students have experience of numerical modeling and analysis in MATLAB.

  • DME331 Disaster Management

    The goal of the course is to provide understanding of the general principles of management and their specific applications in the field of disaster management. The objective is to identify and examine the essential and fundamental elements of disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery within an inclusive management policy framework.

  • DME332 Disaster Risk Analysis

    This course introduces the basic elements, processes and techniques of research utilized for description and analysis with special reference to disaster management. This course reviews how research is done and how to understand scholarly work including reading, understanding and applying studies from the field of disaster research.

  • DME341 Water Resources Engineering

    This course introduces engineering design concepts for water resources and engineering implications, including design and analysis of systems directly concerned with use and control of water; quantitative introduction to hydrology, hydraulic engineering, and water resources planning.

  • DME342 Hydrology

    This course covers the movement and distribution of water and principles of hydrologic cycle, with a particular emphasis in the areas of water management.

  • DME411 Hazard Analysis for System Safety

    The course introduces the concept of safety assessment of complex systems, such as: power plants, industrial facilities and offshore platforms. However, the same principles are also applied in computer science to software safety. The course will focus on hazards, mishap, risk, and all the different hazard analysis types. Special attention will be given to: fault tree analysis, event tree analysis, common cause failures, and failure mode and effects analysis. [Suggested courses: MTH211 Statistics].

  • DME421 Weather Analysis and Prediction

    Most disaster damages in Korea are related to the high-impact weather events. This course provides how to analyze current weather using variable observation data and how to predict future weather using empirical method as well as numerical method.

  • DME422 Satellite Remote Sensing

    This course deals with the basic principle of remote sensing and its applications for environmental science and engineering. Among remote sensing methods, satellite remote sensing will be focused.

  • DME431 Disasters and Environmental Economics

    This course covers the costs of natural and man-made disasters, the existing policy frameworks for mitigating these costs in the industrialized world, and the ways in which these policies might be adapted for the developing world.

  • DME432 Vulnerability and Capacity Analysis

    This course provides knowledge on methods of risk identification and hazard analysis and the development of disaster management capacity of a community or region. The objective is to develop skills to assess the risk associated with a variety of scenarios and resultant vulnerability.

  •  DME491~3 Special Topics in Disaster Management Engineering I~III

    This undergraduate-level course is designed for subject offerings of new and developing areas in disaster & risk management engineering intended to augment the existing curriculum. See class schedule or course information for further information.