CQUniversity Australia

Master of Emergency and Disaster Management

CQUniversity Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00219C

The Master of Emergency and Disaster Management recognises the changing nature of emergency and disaster management in Australia and the important role research and evidence-based practice play in underpinning contemporary perspectives and approaches. As a student in this course, you will draw upon the multidisciplinary nature of emergency and disaster management to explore current and emerging trends in national and international approaches, as well as the key concepts and perspectives that underpin contemporary emergency and disaster management practice. This course introduces you to the fundamental concepts and frameworks that underpin the effective management of emergencies and disasters and helps you develop a comprehensive understanding of the nature of hazards and disasters. You will be introduced to the key stakeholders involved with emergency and disaster management and explore the historical and contemporary principles, policies, and legal frameworks guiding the field of practice. The course will explore local and global emergency and disaster management concepts and the models, systems and processes required to effectively mitigate, prepare, respond and recover from various disasters. As a graduate of this course, you will have the opportunity to shape this degree to your own needs by selecting elective units that interest and are relevant to you, your interests or work needs, allowing you to work in various multidisciplinary settings, including emergency service and response agencies, public safety, humanitarian aid organisations, governmental and non-governmental organisations, both nationally and internationally.


12 units (72 credit points)


  • Emergency and disaster management

Standard entry requirements

  • To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must hold:A completed Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) equivalent Bachelor degree, in any discipline, or higher equivalent qualification.English Language Proficiency Requirements:If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University. Applicants are required to provide confirmation of completion of:A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), orAn Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Certificate IV qualification, orAn AQF Diploma level qualification, orBachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 4.0completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.If you are an international student, additional requirements may apply. Please visit our international student information for more details.If you do not satisfy any of the above, you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores:An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 with a minimum 5.5 in each subset
  • OrTest of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT - Requires 75 or better overall and no score less than 17
  • OrPearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46
  • OrAn Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Online Study Yes
  • Part-time : 3 years

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