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Department of Civil Engineering

  • Chairperson: Dimitrios Beskos, Professor
  • Vice Chairperson:Stefanos Dritsos, Professor
  • Secretary: Anna Stamiri
  • Contact information Department of Civil Engineering University of Patras, 265 00, Patras Tel: +30 2610 996500-2 Fax: +30 2610 996565 email: dept AT civil.upatras.gr
  • WWW site: http://www.civil.upatras.gr/
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The Department covers all aspects of the art and science of civil engineering, including environmental engineering.

It has a very active programme of research and participates in many internationally and nationally funded research projects. The main fields of research are: fracture mechanics; modern construction materials; repairs; reinforced concrete structures; steel structures; structural dynamics; earthquake engineering; computational mechanics; soil mechanics; earth retaining structures and foundations; soil dynamics and soil improvement and reinforcement; rock mechanics; flow through porous media; hydraulic structures; environmental hydraulics; hydrology; coastal hydraulics; water and wastewater treatment; air pollution studies; pavements; transportation networks; city and regional networks; restoration of traditional buildings.

The above activities are attested by a large number of publications in international, refereed journals, as well as in conferences.

All departmental activities are housed in the new Civil Engineering Building, with a gross area of 16000 m2.

Programs of Studies

The Department of Civil Engineering offers the following programs of studies:

  • Undergraduate Program of Studies in Civil Engineering (Diploma, 5 years of studies)
  • Post-graduate Program of Studies in Civil Engineering (M.Sc., Ph.D.)


  • Division of Structural Engineering
  • Division of Geotechnical Engineering and Hydraulic Engineering
  • Division of Environmental Engineering and Transportation

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