Earthquake engineering is becoming more interdisciplinary, requiring expertise from engineering seismologists, geotechnical and structural engineers, architects, construction firms, and experts in risk management. At the same time, earthquake engineering research and practice has advanced a tremendous amount in the past few years, and many of these advancements are not reflected in the current textbooks. The need for training and education worldwide has expanded and Introduction to Earthquake Engineering will fulfill all requirements of the market. The proposed textbook will bring to the students new and advanced concepts in a simple and modern fashion. As well as providing a consistent approach to the subject matter across chapters, the book also focuses on underlying principles and concepts essential to earthquake engineering methodologies under development today. Discussions include: characterization of seismic input, evaluation of response, assessment of performance, and retrofit and rehabilitation. The book offers problems to be used as homework assignment together with some solved examples. The accompanying CD/website (TBC) will contain some simple programs for strong-motion and spectra as well as structural response analysis. Readers will find that this book is generic and focuses on the fundamental problems rather than regional coverage.