Emergency and Disaster Management: postgraduate papers and qualifications you can study

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This page has the postgraduate emergency and disaster management papers (courses) and qualifications you can study at AUT. Please see links for descriptions and outlines of each emergency and disaster management paper.

AUT's postgraduate emergency and disaster management programmes cater for a wide range of specialists involved in assessing local or international disaster risk reduction, community and emergency service readiness, advanced emergency health responses, CDEM response, and recovery from emergency situations and disasters from an individual and wider community perspective.

Central to the philosophy of this programme is reducing risk to communities where possible, building community resilience, improving emergency and disaster response, and enhancing recovery processes, including health and well-being.

More information 

  • Below is a summary only. Detailed information sheets for each paper can be downloaded or printed from the More Information web page.

Postgraduate Certificate in Emergency Management (AK1025) 60 points

The PgCertEmMgt enhances the current and future capability requirements of those involved in emergency management both within New Zealand and internationally.

Entry requirements

  1. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent or
  2. A relevant professional qualification or experience approved by the dean (or representative) to be equivalent to a bachelor’s degree.

Structure

You complete 60 points from the following papers:
EMGT802 Leading in Emergency Situations† (30 points)
EMGT803 Business Continuity and Crisis Management† (30 points) (Note: not running in 2018)
EMGT804 Building Resilient Communities† (30 points)
EMGT806 Emergency Risk Communication† (15 points)
EMGT805 Psychosocial Aspects of Emergencies† (15 points) (Note: not running in 2018)
PUBH803 Global Health (15 points)
 

Postgraduate Diploma in Emergency Management* (AK1015) 120 points

The PgDipEmMgmt is a planned progression of emergency and disaster management study from the PgCertEmMgmt. The PgDipEmMgmt provides the opportunity to explore and research the diverse nature of emergency and disaster management.

It focuses on disaster risk reduction, resilience, emergency risk communication, response and leadership in emergency as well as recovery post disaster. The PgDipEmMgmt also brings a much-needed public health perspective to the emergency and disaster management field.

This pathway of study can lead into the Master of Emergency Management.

Entry requirements

  1. A relevant bachelor’s degree or equivalent or
  2. A relevant graduate diploma

Structure

You complete 120 points from the following papers:
EMGT802 Leading in Emergency Situations† (30 points)
EMGT803 Business Continuity and Crisis Management† (30 points) (Note: not running in 2018)
EMGT804 Building Resilient Communities† (30 points)
EMGT805 Psychosocial Aspects of Emergencies (15 points) (Note: not running in 2018)
EMGT806 Emergency Risk Communication (15 points)
PUBH803 Global Health (15 points)
HEAL816 Special Topic (15 points)
HEAL803 Special Topic (30 points)
HEAL811 Integrative Research† (15 points)
HEAL808 Quantitative Research II (15 points)
HEAL810 Qualitative Research II (15 points)
EMPL803 Occupational Health and Safety (15 points)
ENVS801 Application of Geographic Information Systems (15 points)
MAOH801 Māori Health Research Practice - Te Rangahau Hauora Māori (15 points)
PACS881 Pacific Epistemologies and Research Methodologies (15 points)
PUBH801 Principles of Public Health (15 points)
PUBH802 Public Health Programme Management (15 points)
PUBH804 Public Health Policy and Systems (15 points)

Within this subject area, other relevant optional papers may be undertaken with the approval of the Associate Dean Postgraduate. Optional papers may be selected from other relevant subject areas.

Master of Emergency Management (AK3930) 180 points

Increasingly, there are expectations that emergency and disaster managers gain post-graduate level qualifications and demonstrate their academic knowledge, skills and competence by achieving a Masters degree. The MEmMgmt expands on the PgDipEmMgmt by providing the opportunity to do a research project in an area that adds value to emergency and disaster management research and practice. There is the option to do a research project (dissertation) or a practice project to complete the 60 points requirement.

Entry requirements

  1. In order to be admitted to the Master of Emergency Management an applicant must have completed a bachelor’s degree with a B grade or higher in papers at a level 7 or equivalent.
  2. In exceptional circumstances an applicant who does not meet the requirements of 1 above, but who has an appropriate combination of academic and professional experience, may be considered for admission.
  3. An applicant may be required to complete any relevant prerequisite papers as specified by the board of studies.

Structure

You complete the following paper:
HEAL811 Integrative Research† (15 points)

And select 105 points from:
EMGT802 Leading in Emergency Situations† (30 points)
EMGT803 Business Continuity and Crisis Management† (30 points) (Note: not running in 2018)
EMGT804 Building Resilient Communities† (30 points)
EMGT805 Psychosocial Aspects of Emergencies (15 points) (Note: not running in 2018)
EMGT806 Emergency Risk Communication (15 points)
PUBH803 Global Health (15 points)
HEAL816 Special Topic (15 points)
HEAL803 Special Topic (30 points)
HEAL808 Quantitative Research II (15 points)
HEAL810 Qualitative Research II (15 points)
EMPL803 Occupational Health and Safety (15 points)
ENVS801 Application of Geographic Information Systems (15 points)
MAOH801 Māori Health Research Practice - Te Rangahau Hauora Māori (15 points)
PACS881 Pacific Epistemologies and Research Methodologies (15 points)
PUBH801 Principles of Public Health (15 points)
PUBH802 Public Health Programme Management (15 points)
PUBH804 Public Health Policy and Systems (15 points)

And
HEAL901 Dissertation (60 points)
or
HEAL997 Practice Project (60 points)

Or other postgraduate papers with approval.

Doctor of Philosophy

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree is undertaken by research only. There is no compulsory coursework involved.

The PhD is an advanced postgraduate degree that  will make a significant original contribution to the body of knowledge in relation to a contemporary issue in emergency and disaster management.

Students will have supervisors to guide and advise them, with one assigned as the primary supervisor.

† Flexible learning: involves online, block course or distance learning  (subject to change).
* A Postgraduate Certificate must be surrendered in order to claim full credits towards a Postgraduate Diploma. Please refer to AUT Calendar for further details regarding Recognition of Prior Learning.

Last updated: 17-Oct-2017 11.03am

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.