Duration
Full-time: Varies
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2018 Semester One – 26 February
2018 Semester Two – 16 July
Available locations
City, Grafton, Newmarket
Points
120 or 180
Programme type
Postgraduate
Taught options available

Programme overview

Focusing on the major issues of disaster resilience and risk reduction, the MDisMgt equips you with the applicable skills to confidently solve complex problems in high pressure environments.

We implement a holistic approach to disaster management, and provide the knowledge needed to plan frameworks, create policies, and device solutions. A compulsory component of this programme is a research project, where you will demonstrate the critical thinking and analytical skills needed to independently approach a real-world issue in a disaster setting.

This programme draws on expertise from across the University. Beyond the Faculty of Engineering’s world-class academic roster, you’ll be able to learn from experts from Science, Architecture and Planning, Development Studies and Environmental Law. Our students come from a broad range of disciplines – though they vary in experience, they share a common goal to help communities prepare for, and recover from, natural disasters.

Programme structure

This flexible programme is offered as both a 120 point and 180 point degree.

The 120 point programme is designed for students who have already completed the equivalent of a full-time year of postgraduate study. Students completing a 180-point programme complete an additional 60 points (usually four courses) of electives.

The programme includes three core courses addressing key topics within the field, including disaster risk management, disaster management and resilience, project management and one 45 point research project where you will address a topic relevant to disaster management.

A variety of electives to suit your schedule and interests are available from a range of disciplines including Engineering, Population Health, Development Studies and Law.

Subjects available in this programme

  • Disaster Management

2018 entry requirements

My highest qualification is from:

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Study option
    Taught 120 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 5.0

    Bachelors (honours) degree

  • Study option
    Taught 180 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 5.0

    Bachelors degree

Further programme requirements

Select your study option:

You must have completed a bachelors (honours) degree in any discipline. You will need a GPA of 5.0 in 120 points above Stage III.

You must have completed a bachelors degree in any discipline. You will need a GPA of 5.0 in 120 points above Stage II.

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Study option
    Taught 120 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 5.0

    One year of postgraduate study

  • Study option
    Taught 180 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 5.0

    An undergraduate degree

  • Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    6.5

Further programme requirements

Select your study option:

You must have completed one year of postgraduate study, following an undergraduate degree, in any discipline. Your study must have been at a recognised university (or similar institution) and you will need a GPE of 5.0.

You must have completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline at a recognised university (or similar institution) with a GPE of 5.0.

How much does a Master of Disaster Management cost per year?

2018 fees

Domestic students
NZ$7,543.20 – $17,205.60*
International students
NZ$39,853*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. 2018 fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $6.78 per point, estimated at $813.60 for full-time study (120 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.

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Cost of living

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Key dates

Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.

Application closing dates

Semester One 2018
8 December 2017
Semester Two 2018
4 July 2018

Start dates

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Other important dates

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Where could this programme take you?

Recent disasters have generated a need to gain expert and specialist knowledge for many professionals, making this a highly relevant programme. Disaster management is an inherently people-focused discipline, and our graduates have found work within the humanitarian field, as well as within governmental agencies.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Civil defence manager
  • Disaster resilience specialist
  • Disaster risk reduction specialist
  • Emergency preparedness specialist
  • Government policy adviser
  • Hazards analyst​
  • Humanitarian field worker

Ma Katrina completed a Master of Disaster Management. She now works as a Transport Sector Analyst in the Phillipines.

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