University offers quake engineering course

6:02 am on 30 January 2013

Specialised earthquake engineers will be trained at a new course run by the University of Canterbury in response to the demand of specialist engineers for the city's rebuild.

The post-graduate earthquake engineering course will begin in February. The intensive one-year course will cater for about 30 students.

The university's civil engineering senior lecturer, Brendon Bradley, says the course is a world-first and will cover all areas of earthquakes, from what causes them, to how to engineer earthquake-resistant buildings.