Master of Planning and Management of Natural Hazards
Why study the Master of Planning and Management of Natural Hazards at UNE?
The Master 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 Graphical Information System applications. The course also fosters the development of advanced skills in academic research via a supervised dissertation.
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
1.5 Years Full-time
Up to 6 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||72|
|How to Apply||
All domestic students apply through the link belowFor more information, click here
International students apply direct to UNE through UNE InternationalFor more information, click here
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 and attained at least a Credit grade point average in 24 credit points; or
(c) hold an AQF Level 8 Graduate Diploma in Planning and Management of Natural Hazards from UNE and attained at least a Credit grade point average in 48 credit points.
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 36 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.
Candidates admitted under Rule (c) shall be granted advanced standing for GEPL407, GEPL409, GEPL415 and GEPL490 and 18 credit points of Listed Units (including at least 6 cp at 500 level) as specified in the Graduate Diploma in Planning and Management of Natural Hazards.
No advanced standing will be granted for the Dissertation unit GEPL500.
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To provide graduates with a multidisciplinary knowledge of Natural Hazards and how these can be best planned for and managed from a resilience perspective.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
Knowledge of a Discipline
Graduates will have a clear understanding of current paradigms in natural hazard and disaster planning and management in the Asia-Pacific region.
Graduates will be able to communicate effectively in the areas of natural hazard planning and management and Geographic Information Systems. They will hone their online communication skills, their oral skills through discussion and presentations and their written skills through assessment tasks such as essays. They will also have skills in academic communication through undertaking work in research.
Natural hazard situations from a wide range of contexts will be explored, providing graduates with a good working knowledge of natural hazards world-wide. Exposure to academic research and policy approaches from various contexts will also expand the graduate's capacity to draw upon skills from various contexts.
All units are delivered online and all students are encouraged to access online resources and discussions. Through the research component of the course, students will develop advanced skills in procuring, organising and reporting upon a wide-range of range of relevant and sophisticated information.
Natural hazards will affect all of us at one time or another, either physically, emotionally or economically. Graduates will learn skills and theory that will advantage them for life.
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 hazard and disaster scenarios. These capabilities will be especially developed through the independent research component of the course.
Natural hazards will provide knowledge and skills capable of being utilised and built upon in a range of forums. These skills will be flexible and diverse, and capable of ongoing development, and will have multiple applications in a range of professional contexts and situations.
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.