University of Newcastle

Master of Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development

University of Newcastle

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00109J

The Master of Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development program is underpinned by the 2030 Development Agenda (United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals) which includes global resolutions on climate change, disaster risk reduction and partnerships for development funding. The core of this program focuses on disaster risk reduction and sustainable development whilst acknowledging climate change and sustainable finance for development through its directed course options. Students are exposed to the full range of UN frameworks, tools and metrics necessary to plan and manage the implementation of resilient development strategies.Graduates of specific courses containing UN-related tools and training receive UN certification in addition to their University of Newcastle testamur.

Structure

160 units including 80 units of Core courses and 80 units of Directed courses. Students may be eligible to complete a reduced number of units based on previous qualifications and/or experience. Refer to full admission requirements for pathway options.

Subjects

  • Disaster management
  • Disaster risk reduction
  • Sustainable development

Standard entry requirements

  • 3 year Bachelor degree plus 1 years' relevant work experience will be required to complete 120 units
  • Entry with a 3 year Bachelor degree plus 5 years' relevant work experience will be required to complete 80 units
  • Entry with a 4 year Bachelor (Honours) degree will be required to complete 80 units
  • Entry with a 3 year Bachelor degree plus a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma will be required to complete 80 units
  • Entry with a 3 year Bachelor degree plus Newcastle's Graduate Certificate in Disaster Risk Reduction plus 5 years' relevant work experience will be required to complete 80 units
  • Entry with a 4 year Bachelor (Honours) degree plus Newcastle's Graduate Certificate in Disaster Risk Reduction will be required to complete 80 units
  • Entry with an Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree plus 5 years' relevant work experience will be required to complete 160 units
  • Entry with a 3 year Bachelor degree will be required to complete 160 units

Recognition

This program is certified by the Centre International de Formation des Autorites et Leaders (CIFAL) Newcastle, in accordance with the requirements of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).

Study pathways

Students may be eligible to complete a reduced number of units based on previous qualifications and/or experience. Refer to full admission requirements for pathway options.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Callaghan Domestic: $56,380
International: $76,403
No
  • Full-time : 2 years
Online Domestic: $56,380
International: $76,403
No
  • Online/Off-campus : 2 years

Further information

Upon completing this program - the only one of its kind in the world - students will receive certification from both the University of Newcastle and the UN.

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