Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
This program takes a multidisciplinary approach to looking at natural hazards and how society can build resilience in the face of natural hazards. It will build from a broad knowledge of natural hazard situations towards questions of policy development in the field of hazard mitigation. The program covers the following topic areas: environmental factors that combine to produce natural hazards; the ecological, social and economic consequences of natural hazards and disasters; methods relevant to studying aspects of natural hazards and disasters; mitigation strategies; challenges and opportunities for policy development in the natural hazards field; future trends in planning for and managing natural hazards. Further opportunities to expand expertise in the context of natural hazards are available in the course of study.
48 credit points (equivalent to 8 standard units) including core units and a choice of listed units. Students admitted through an articulation program follow a modified program of study.
- Planning and management of natural hazards
Standard entry requirements
- Relevant AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree
- Or admission through an articulation program
- Meet English Language Requirements
Students may be eligible for credit (advanced standing) for previously completed studies. An exit pathway is available for eligible students.
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