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Master of Disaster Management

  • Masters (Coursework)

Focusing on the major issues of disaster resilience and risk reduction, the MDisMgt equips you with the applicable skills to confidently solve complex problems in high pressure environments.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Jul, Mar
Domestic Fees
$17,902 per year

About this course

Focusing on the major issues of disaster resilience and risk reduction, the MDisMgt equips you with the applicable skills to confidently solve complex problems in high pressure environments. We implement a holistic approach to disaster management, and provide the knowledge needed to plan frameworks, create policies, and device solutions. A compulsory component of this programme is a research project, where you will demonstrate the critical thinking and analytical skills needed to independently approach a real-world issue in a disaster setting. This programme draws on expertise from across the University. Beyond the Faculty of Engineering's world-class academic roster, you'll be able to learn from experts from Science, Architecture and Planning, Development Studies and Environmental Law. Our students come from a broad range of disciplines. Though they vary in experience, they share a common goal to help communities prepare for, and recover from, natural disasters.

Study locations

City

Grafton

Newmarket

Course structure

This flexible programme is offered as both a 120-point and 180-point degree. The 120-point programme is designed for students who have already completed the equivalent of a full-time year of postgraduate study.

The programme includes three core courses addressing key topics within the field, including disaster risk management, disaster management and resilience, project management and one 45-point research project (DISMGT 704 A&B) that stretches over two semesters - here, you will address a topic relevant to disaster management.

For the 120-point programme, you will need to choose two courses from the following list:

  • Semester One
    • DISMGT 703 Disaster Management and Resilience (15 points)
    • SOCCLEAD 701 Leading Social Innovation (15 points)
  • Semester Two
    • DISMGT 701 Disaster Risk Management (15 points)

and one course from the following:

  • Semester One
    • CIVIL 703 Project Management (15 points)
    • ENGGEN 731 Agile and Lean Project Management (15 points)
  • Semester Two
    • CIVIL 703 Project Management (15 points)

The 180-point programme requires you to choose three courses from the following list of core courses

  • Semester One
    • CIVIL 703 Project Management (15 points)
    • DISMGT 703 Disaster Management and Resilience (15 points)
    • SOCCLEAD 701 Leading Social Innovation (15 points)
    • SOCCLEAD 706 Innovation, Design, Evaluation
  • Semester Two
    • CIVIL 703 Project Management (15 points)
    • DISMGT 701 Disaster Risk Management (15 points)

A variety of electives to suit your schedule and interests are available from a range of disciplines, including Engineering, Population Health, Development Studies and Law. Please refer to the "Electives" tab for the full selection.