Certificate program "Risk Assessment"

The aim of this certificate program "Risk Assessment" is to convey an understanding of natural, technical or sociological processes, their potential effects and consequences as well as the identification and assessment of the according risks.

Short Facts

Certificate of the University of Vienna
2 semester
15 ECTS Credits


The certificate program includes the following lectures. The reference to the modules indicate in which part of the continuing education (master's) program these lectures will be held in.

Lecture ECTS Credits Type
From Module 1: Fundamentals of Risk Prevention and Disaster Management    
Introduction to Risk Prevention and Disaster Management 2 VO
From Module 2: Impact    
Natural Hazards or Social and other Hazards 3 VU
Technical Hazards or Social and other Hazards 3 VU
Socioeconomic Context of Disasters 3 VU
From Module 3: Risk Prevention and Mitigation Strategies    
Fundamentals of Risk Assessment and Scenario Analysis 2 VO
Spatially based Risk Planning and technical Risk Management 2 -

Course Types:

  • VO - Vorlesung (Lecture without continuous assessment, attendance not compulsory)
  • VU - Vorlesung mit Übungscharakter (Lecture with Exercises, attendance compulsory)
  • UE - Übung (Exercises, attendance compulsory)
  • SE - Seminar (attendance compulsory)