Graduate Diploma in Planning and Management of Natural Hazards
Why study the Graduate Diploma in Planning and Management of Natural Hazards at UNE?
The Graduate Diploma in Planning and Management of Natural Hazards takes a multidisciplinary approach to looking at natural hazards and how society can build resilience in the face of natural hazards. The course will build from a broad knowledge of natural hazard situations towards questions of policy development in the field of hazard mitigation. The course will cover 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.
The course also provides various opportunities to expand expertise in the context of natural hazards via a choice of elective units. These opportunities include units that provide skills in population, physical and/or economic geography, land use planning, risk management, and Geographic Information Systems applications.
The course is offered full time or part time. It can be taken on-campus or by distance.
Environmental and town planning; Natural resource management; Emergency management; and Disaster insurance.
0.5 or 1 Year Full-time
Up to 4 years Part-time
CSP (quotas apply)
2018 STUDY OPTIONS
Trimester 1, Online
Trimester 1, On Campus
Trimester 2, Online
Trimester 2, On Campus
Trimester 3, Online
|Fees||CSP (quotas apply) / Full Fee / International|
|Total Credit Points||48|
|How to Apply||
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A candidate shall:
(a) hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree from a recognised university in a related field of study, for example, Urban and Regional Planning, Geography or Environmental Science; or
(b) hold an AQF Level 8 Graduate Certificate in Planning and Management of Natural Hazards from UNE.
Advanced standing is not granted for units taken to meet course admission requirements (except for an approved articulation in the course). The maximum advanced standing shall be for units counting 24 credit points which are deemed to be equivalent to units offered by the University and approved for the course.
Candidates admitted under Rule (b) shall be granted advanced standing for GEPL407, GEPL409, GEPL415 and GEPL490.
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To provide graduates with a multidisciplinary knowledge of natural hazards and best practice methods for their planning and management.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
Knowledge of a Discipline
Graduates will demonstrate an advanced understanding of current paradigms in natural hazard and disaster planning and management in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.
Graduates will be able to communicate effectively in the areas of natural hazard planning and management. They will hone their online communication skills (off-campus students), their oral skills through discussion and presentations (on-campus students) and their written skills through assessment tasks such as essays (all students).
A wide range of natural hazards and planning techniques will be covered in the course, providing graduates with knowledge about natural hazards and their mitigation that will be relevant across a range of geographic contexts.
All units are delivered online and students are encouraged to access online resources and discussions.
The course will provide advanced knowledge and skills capable of being utilised and built upon in a range of forums. These skills will be flexible and diverse, and will have multiple applications in a range of professional contexts and situations.
Graduates will develop high-level capabilities in solving problems relating to the management and planning for natural hazards, and in applying logical, critical and creative thinking to a range of hazard and disaster scenarios.
The development of systems for appropriate planning, preparation, response and recovery from natural hazards and disasters is a whole of community issue. The course will prepare graduates to act in an ethical and socially responsible manner in this regard.
Graduates will have the opportunity to work collaboratively to collectively solve problems in some units. Students in all units will be engaged in collective discussions geared towards group learning.