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Master of Emergency and Disaster Management

2018

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Overview
Location
Satac Codes
Casuarina Campus
1CM037
1CM537
External Studies
1CM037
1CM537
Course Duration
Full-time
2 year/s
Part-time
4 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International
Semester 1
Semester 2
CDU Reference
CRICOS codes
082431J
CDU Course Code

MEMDM

Award
Master of Emergency and Disaster Management
Faculty/College
College of Indigenous Futures, Arts and Society
Sector
HE
Area of study
Health and Medicine
Society and Welfare Studies

Based in the capital of Australia's Northern Territory, at the centre of the 'Top End' and Australia's gateway to Indonesia and South-East Asia, this highly unique postgraduate program focuses on a geographic region that is arguably the most prone to, and affected by, various types of disasters.

As an emergency and disaster management specialist, you will have the skills and ability to apply your knowledge and experience appropriately, collaboratively and productively in this vulnerable region and other parts of the world.

You will have the essential knowledge and skills required to lead and manage all phases of the disaster management cycle.

You will be able to confidently apply your academic studies to practical responses and report on your professional experience into the academic sphere of this rapidly evolving sector.

This in-depth course promotes its uniqueness in three areas:

  1. its focus on Asia-Pacific Region
  2. its informed practice and research
  3. its multi-sectoral approach.

This course is a pathway for further studies and is supported by nationally and internationally respected leading industry partners.

The Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate in Emergency and Disaster Management are also nested within the master’s degree course as entry and exit pathways to this program. The course also provides you with the technical, managerial and leadership skills required to progress in your current career or to enter new career pathways. The option to focus on a particular area or shift to an aligned specialisation is provided through the wide range of specialist electives.

Admission requirements

Successful completion of a recognised Bachelor degree or equivalent, or a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma or equivalent in a relevant field.

Domestic applications

All applications for this course are submitted through SATAC.

Course fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements: (a) Australian Citizenship; (b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit. 
Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments, Student Contribution and 2018 HE Units and Fees.
 

Non-Commonwealth supported places

Full fee paying places are available in this course.
Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments, Tuition Fee and 2018 HE Units and Fees.
 

International full fees

International course fees are provided on the International Office Fee Schedule: www.cdu.edu.au/international/future-students/courses.

International applications

English Language Requirements for International Students

For detail on English Language Entry Requirements please read the entry requirements provided for International students.

How to Apply

International applicants apply directly to CDU and should refer to the information provided for International future students Apply.

Career opportunities

This qualification complements your current professional resume by broadening your skill set and prepares you for management and leadership roles.

Graduating from this course may lead to career opportunities that focus on emergency and disaster management from prevention to recovery. Your qualifications could land you a role in health, environment, social wellbeing and management.


  • Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

    For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

    Credit transfer

    For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

  • This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 9.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course structure

This 160 credit point course requires: 8 core coursework units (100cp) comprising 6 theory units and a 40cp research project and 6 specialist electives (60cp) comprising 2 research methodology and 4 specialist units selected from disciplines such as Health, Engineering, Management, Environment or Indigenous Knowledges. Specialist units can also be taken externally if approved the Course Coordinator.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 160 credit points as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type
Credit Points
Specific requirements
Core Units
(8 units)
100cp

Compulsory Core units totalling 100 credit points as detailed below.
(6 x 10cp coursework units plus a 40cp research project (2 x 20cp):

ATI504 Indigenous Knowledges and Epistemologies (recoded from ATI440 2016)
DEM511 Emergency and Disaster Management in Context
DEM512 Interdisciplinary Aspects of Emergency and Disaster Management
DEM513 Leadership in Emergency and Disaster Management
DEM514 Cultural, Social and Psychological Aspects of Emergency and Disaster Management
DEM615 Reflective Case Study (recoded from DEM515 2016)
DEM820 Research Project (20 cp, repeatable) (recoded from DEM521 2016) 
DEM820 Research Project (20 cp, repeatable) (recoded from DEM521 2016) 
 

Specialist
Electives
(6 units)
60cp

Specialist elective units totalling 60 credit points: students are required to complete two of the Research Methodology units plus four specialist elective units from the available units.

Select two of the below list:

Research Methodology
EMG505 Research Methodologies in Global Learning
PHM552 Epidemiology (new title 2018)
PHM553 Biostatistics (new title 2018)
PHM588 Qualitative Research Methods

PLUS four from the below specialisations
Postgraduate units offered externally by other Higher Education Providers may be included subject to written approval from the course coordinator.

Health
PHM592 Global Health
PHM593 Tropical Child Health
SWK401 Building Safe Communities (recoded from SWK454 2016)
SWK404 Dynamics of Loss and Grief (recoded from SWK457 2016)

Engineering
ENG462 Water Resources Engineering
ENG473 Communication Systems (new title 2016)
PMO401 Engineering in Emergencies (last offered 2015)
PRT551 Project Management Risk and Reliability (replaces PRT502 Project Management Tools and Techniques from 2016)

Management
ECO501 Economics for Management (recoded from PRBE001 2016)
BUS501 Decision Making (recoded from ECO502 2018) (recoded from PRBE002 2016)
IBM501 International Business (recoded from PRBM009 2016)
MAN501 Cross Cultural Management (recoded from PRBM016 2016)
HRM503 International Human Resource Management (recoded from MAN504 2018) (recoded from PRBM021 2016)
MAN506 Organisational Behaviour (recoded from PRBM022 2016)
MAN508 Organisational Strategy and Leadership (recoded from PRBM030 2016)
MAN515 Operations Management (recoded from PRBM034 2016)

Environment 
ENV502 Remote Sensing
ENV506 Environmental Monitoring and Modelling
ENV507 Fire Ecology and Management
ENV508 Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Thinking (new title 2018)
ENV511 Statistical Methods for Impact Analysis
ENV519 Aquatic Resource Management (recoded from ENV512 from 2018)
ENV513 Environmental Planning and Policy
ENV514 Carbon Economies (last offered 2014)
ENV516 Ecosystem Function: Field Studies in North Australia (recoded from ENV504 2016)
ENV517 Natural Resources and Indigenous Livelihoods (recoded from ENV402 2016)
ENV520 Wildlife Management
ENV521 Community Engagement for Bio-Security and Natural Resource Management (recoded from ENV401 2016)

Indigenous Knowledges
ATI501 Neocolonialism, Advocacy and the Critique of Development (recoded from ATI410 2016)
ATI502 Indigenous Policy Agendas in Federal and State Politics (recoded from ATI420 2016)
ATI503 Indigenous Knowledges, Property Rights and Economic Participation (recoded from ATI430 2016)
MRA401 Mediation (not offered 2018)
MRA501 Mawul Rom Studies #10 (Mawul Rom Workshop - Cross Cultural Leaders) (not offered 2018)
 

 
160
Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Masters Degree by Coursework AQF Level 9 course award.
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.

COURSE CHANGES - 2018

ENV508 Applied Geographic Information Systems is now Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Thinking.
ENV512 has been replaced by ENV519 and is equivalent. Students who have completed ENV512 should not complete ENV519.
MAN504 has been replaced by HRM503 and is equivalent. Students who have completed MAN504 should not complete HRM503.
ECO502 has been replaced by BUS501 and is equivalent. Students who have completed ECO502 should not complete BUS501.

Course Changes and Transitional Arrangements for 2016

Students who have not completed PRT502 should complete PRT551.
Students who have not completed PMO401 should complete PRT503.

Unit Code Changes 2016

Previous Unit Code New Unit Code (2016) Unit Title
ATI410 ATI501 Neocolonialism, Advocacy and the Critique of Development
ATI420 ATI502 Indigenous Policy Agendas in Federal and State Politics
ATI430 ATI503 Indigenous Knowledges, Property Rights and Economic Participation
ATI440 ATI504 Indigenous Knowledges and Epistemologies
DEM515 DEM516 Reflective Case Study
DEM521 DEM820 Research Project
ENV401 ENV521 Community Engagement for Bio-security and Natural Resource Management
ENV402 ENV517 Natural Resources and Indigenous Livelihoods
ENV504 ENV516 Ecosystem Function: Field Studies in North Australia
PRBE001 ECO501  Economics for Managers
PRBE002 ECO502 Decision Making
PRBM009 IBM501 International Business
PRBM016 MAN501 Cross Cultural Management
PRBM021 MAN504 Human Resource Management
PRBM022 MAN506 Organisation Behaviour
PRBM030 MAN508 Organisational Strategy and Leadership
PRBM034 MAN515 Operations Management
PRT502 PRT551 Project Management Risk and Reliability
SWK454 SWK401 Building Safe Communities
SWK457 SWK404 Dynamics of Loss and Grief

 Discontinued Units from 2016: 

Unit Code Unit Title
PMO401 Engineering in Emergencies
PRT502 Project Management Tools and Techniques 

 

Study plan

Students commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 each year and enrolling in a standard full time load. Students enrolling in a reduced or part time load should use the table as a guide for planning and individual program of study.

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective SER = Specialist Elective Research R = Research Core
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
DEM511 Emergency and Disaster Management in Context CO DEM512 Interdisciplinary Aspects of Emergency and Disaster Management CO
ATI504 Indigenous Knowledges and Epistemologies CO DEM514 Cultural, Social and Psychological Aspects of Emergency and Disaster Management CO
Specialist elective - Research
(available EMG505 or PHM552)
SER Specialist elective - Research
(available PHM588 or PHM553)
SER
Specialist elective SE DEM615 Reflective Case Study (2 day intensive) CO
Year 2
Specialist elective SE DEM513 Leadership in Emergency and Disaster Management CO
Specialist elective SE Specialist elective SE
DEM820 Research Project (20cp) R DEM820 Research Project (20cp) R

 Specialist electives availability per semester:

Semester 1 Semester 2
Health
PHM592 Global Health
SWK404 Dynamics of Loss and Grief

PHM593 Tropical Child Health
SWK401 Building Safe Communities

Engineering
ENG462 Water Resources Engineering
PMO401 Engineering in Emergencies (last offered 2015)
PRT502 Project Management Tools and Techniques (last offered 2015)
ENG473 Communication Systems
Management
ECO502 Decision Making (recoded from PRBE002 2016) (recoded to BUS501 from 2018)
MAN504 Human Resource Management (recoded from PRBM021 2016) (recoded to HRM503 from 2018)
MAN508 Organisational Strategy and Leadership
ECO501 Economics for Managers
IBM501 International Business
MAN501 Cross Cultural Management 
MAN506 Organisational Behaviour
MAN515 Operations Management
Environment
ENV502 Remote Sensing
ENV508 Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Thinking (new title 2018)
ENV511 Statistical Methods for Impact Analysis
ENV513 Environmental Planning and Policy
ENV514 Carbon Economies (last offered in 2014)
ENV520 Wildlife Management

Study Period 2
ENV516 Ecosystem Function: Field Studies in North Australia

ENV507 Fire Ecology and Management
ENV512 Tropical Wetlands and Coastal Management (replaced by ENV519 Aquatic Resource Management 2018)
ENV521 Community Engagement for Bio-security and Natural Resource Management

Semester 3
ENV506 Environmental Monitoring and Modelling
ENV517 Natural Resources and Indigenous Livelihoods (5 day intensive)

Indigenous Knowledges
ATI502 Indigenous Policy Agendas in Federal and State Politics
MRA501 Mawul Rom Studies #10 (Mawul Rom Workshop - Cross Cultural Leaders) (not offered 2018)
ATI501 Neocolonialism, Advocacy and the Critique of Development
ATI503 Indigenous Knowledges, Property Rights and Economic Participation
MRA401 Mediation (not offered 2018)
MRA501 Mawul Rom Studies #10 (Mawul Rom Workshop - Cross Cultural Leaders) (not offered 2018)

Students commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 each year and enrolling in a standard full time load. Students enrolling in a reduced or part time load should use the table as a guide for planning and individual program of study.

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective SER = Specialist Elective Research R = Research Core
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    DEM512 Interdisciplinary Aspects of Emergency and Disaster Management CO
    DEM513 Leadership in Emergency and Disaster Management CO
    DEM514 Cultural, Social and Psychological Aspects of Emergency and Disaster Management CO
    Specialist elective SE
Year 2
DEM511 Emergency and Disaster Management in Context CO DEM615 Reflective Case Study (2 day intensive) CO
Specialist elective - Research
(available EMG505 or PHM552)
SER DEM820 Research Project (20cp) R
Specialist elective SE Specialist elective - Research
(available PHM588 or PHM553)
SER
Specialist elective SE    
Year 3
ATI504 Indigenous Knowledges and Epistemologies CO    
DEM820 Research Project (20cp) R    
Specialist elective SE    

 

Specialist electives availability per semester:

Semester 1 Semester 2
Health
PHM592 Global Health
SWK404 Dynamics of Loss and Grief

PHM593 Tropical Child Health
SWK401 Building Safe Communities

Engineering
ENG462 Water Resources Engineering
PMO401 Engineering in Emergencies (last offered 2015)
PRT502 Project Management Tools and Techniques (last offered 2015)
ENG473 Communication Systems
Management
ECO502 Decision Making (recoded from PRBE002 2016) (recoded to BUS501 from 2018)
MAN504 Human Resource Management (recoded from PRBM021 2016) (recoded to HRM503 from 2018)
MAN508 Organisational Strategy and Leadership
ECO501 Economics for Managers
IBM501 International Business
MAN501 Cross Cultural Management 
MAN506 Organisational Behaviour
MAN515 Operations Management
Environment
ENV502 Remote Sensing
ENV508 Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Thinking (new title 2018)
ENV511 Statistical Methods for Impact Analysis
ENV513 Environmental Planning and Policy
ENV514 Carbon Economies (last offered in 2014)
ENV520 Wildlife Management

Study Period 2
ENV516 Ecosystem Function: Field Studies in North Australia

ENV507 Fire Ecology and Management
ENV512 Tropical Wetlands and Coastal Management (replaced by ENV519 Aquatic Resource Management 2018)
ENV521 Community Engagement for Bio-security and Natural Resource Management

Semester 3
ENV506 Environmental Monitoring and Modelling
ENV517 Natural Resources and Indigenous Livelihoods (5 day intensive)

Indigenous Knowledges
ATI502 Indigenous Policy Agendas in Federal and State Politics
MRA501 Mawul Rom Studies #10 (Mawul Rom Workshop - Cross Cultural Leaders) (not offered 2018)
ATI501 Neocolonialism, Advocacy and the Critique of Development
ATI503 Indigenous Knowledges, Property Rights and Economic Participation
MRA401 Mediation (not offered 2018)
MRA501 Mawul Rom Studies #10 (Mawul Rom Workshop - Cross Cultural Leaders) (not offered 2018)

 

 

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