We encourage our students to gain multi-disciplinary experience and training to support the field of urban resilience. Leveraging the strength of the Urban Resilience Initiative faculty and others at Stanford, we support students to gain

  1. in-depth expertise in a discipline relevant to the urban resilience field (earth-sciences, engineering, statistics, etc),
  2. a breadth of knowledge covering a multi-disciplinary curricula,
  3. research experience aimed at pushing the boundary of current knowledge while answering to real-world needs.

We encourage any interested student to contact one of our faculty for guidance on courses. You will find below a non-exhaustive list of courses supporting the skillset for resilience research and practice.

Civil and Environmental Engineering Courses

CEE 308  – Topics on Disaster Resilience Seminar

CEE 29N – Managing Natural Disaster Risk, Freshman Seminar

CEE 203 – Probabilistic Models in Civil Engineering

CEE 204 – Structural Reliability

CEE 209B  – Disaster Risk and International Development Seminar

CEE 224S – Sustainable Urban Systems Seminar

CEE 224X – Disasters, Decisions, Development in Sustainable Urban Systems

CEE 228 – Methods in Urban Systems

CEE 243 – Introduction to Urban Systems Engineering

CEE 288 – Intro to Performance-Based Engineering

CEE 297M – Managing Critical Infrastructure

CEE 345 – Network Analysis for Urban Systems

CEE 385 – Performance-Based Engineering

Other Relevant Courses

ENERGY 240 – Data Science for Geoscience (GS240)

ESS 214 – Introduction to Geostatistics and Modeling of Spatial Uncertainty (analysis of geographic data)

MS&E 250A – Engineering Risk Analysis

MS&E 250B – Project Course in Engineering Risk Analysis

URBANST 164 / EARTHSYS 160  – Sustainable Cities