Course Title : Engineering Seminar for Disaster Resilience in ASEAN countries

Code 10F380
Course Year Master 1st
Term Late August
Class day & Period Late August
Location School of Engineering, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand
Credits 2
Restriction Due to the capacity, students attending “Study Area of Approaches for Disaster Resilience” have priority.
Lecture Form(s) Intensive Lecture
Language English
Instructor Prof. Hiroyasu Ohtsu,Related lecturers in ASEAN collaborative universities,

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide practical lessons in ASEAN countries associated with disaster risk mitigation such as early warning and evacuation program, and disaster recovery/restoration from viewpoints of problems-finding/problem-solving through short term intensive lecture and field work. By taking the applied practical programs of shared major classes under the instructions of teachers in charge, the students can improve the ability of resolving issues on practical projects. Topics taught in this seminar are earthquake, flood, landslide, land subsidence, and geo-risk engineering.


40% for course work assignments and reports, 60% for final exam.

Course Goals

Course aims to foster international leaders who are able to solve and manage problems concerned about natural disaster, disaster mitigation, health and environmental issues, especially about case studies in ASEAN countries.

Course Topics

Theme Class number of times Description
Introduction: Engineering for Disaster Resilience 1
Earthquake Disaster 2
Landslide Disaster 2
Geo-Risk Engineering 2
Flood Disaster 2
Land Subsidence 2
Site Visit 5
Evaluation of understanding 1


Lecture notes provided by the instructors.



Independent Study Outside of Class

Web Sites

Consortium for International Human Resource Development for Disaster-Resilient Countries, Kyoto University

Additional Information

Those who want to take this course have to apply for Study area of Approaches for Disaster Resilience. Refer the website above.