Climate Risk and Infrastructure Resiliency (Engineering)

The overall purpose of this specialization is to introduce engineers to methods to conduct climate risk assessments for infrastructure and building design.

The courses in this area cover (i) basic concepts in climate change and climate hazard, (ii) methods for conducting climate and extreme weather risk assessments, and (iii) a project to implement and learn these tools, develop an understanding of uncertainty, and communicating climate risk assessments to various groups. 

Learning Outcomes

After completing the Graduate Diploma in Climate Risk Assessment and Opportunity specializing in the area of Climate Risk and Infrastructure Resiliency, students will be able to;

  • Identify climate-related risks to buildings and systems involved in infrastructure stability
  • Analyze climate-related extremes and hazards data using state-of-the-art methods
  • Conduct a climate risk assessment for a building and/or infrastructure systems
  • Identify approaches to adapt to risks faced by buildings and infrastructure systems due to climate change

Recommended Background

  • Undergraduate degree in Engineering or equivalent work experience

Course Offerings

  • Climate Hazards for Engineers (CRENG 9002)
  • Climate Risk Assessments of Insfrastructure Systems (CRENG 9003)
  • Applied Climate Risk Assessment (CRENG 9004)