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

This page has the postgraduate emergency and disaster management papers and qualifications (courses) you can study at AUT. See links to paper descriptions and outlines of each emergency and disaster management qualification.
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 from an individual and wider community perspective. Workforce capabilities in New Zealand will be enhanced by this dynamic applied programme. Central to the philosophy of this programme is reducing risk to communities where possible, improving health and the psychosocial impact of emergency situations on individuals, and enhancing recovery processes.

Who can study Emergency and Disaster Management at postgraduate level?

These emergency and disaster management programmes are open to all professionals working in the area of emergency and disaster management. Provided you meet the entry requirements, you can enter these emergency and disaster management programmes at the postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma or master’s level.

Below is a summary only. For a comprehensive overview of these qualification, please refer to the AUT Calendar. Detailed paper information is available on the More Information web page.

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Wanting to enrol? A step by step process to help you 

Postgraduate Certificate in Emergency Management (AK1025) 60 points

The PgCertEmMgt enhances the current and future capability requirements of those involved in emergency management within New Zealand and is aligned with the provisions of the CDEM Act, 2002. The emphasis will be on the behavioural aspects of emergencies. Topics include leading in emergencies, business continuity and crisis management, and building resilient communities. Current research as well as international trends in this area will be explored.

You complete 60 points from the following papers:
EMGT802 Leading in Emergency Situations† (30 points)
EMGT803 Business Continuity and Crisis Management† (30 points)
EMGT804 Building Resilient Communities† (30 points)

Postgraduate Diploma in Emergency Management* (AK1015) 120 points

The PgDipEmMgmt is a planned progression of emergency management study from the PgCertEmMgmt. The PgDipEmMgmt provides the opportunity to explore and research the diverse nature of emergency management. As well as studying the topics of resilience, leadership and business continuity that are part of the PgCertEmMgmt further topics around emergency risk communication, psychosocial aspects of emergencies, health development and a special research topic are available.  This pathway of study can lead into the Master of Emergency Management.

You complete 120 points from the following papers:
EMGT802 Leading in Emergency Situations† (30 points)
EMGT803 Business Continuity and Crisis Management† (30 points)
EMGT804 Building Resilient Communities† (30 points)
EMGT805 Psychosocial Aspects of Emergencies† (15 points)
EMGT806 Emergency Risk Communication† (15 points)
HEAL811 Integrative Research† (15 points)
HEAL816 Special Topic† (15 points)
PUBH803 International and Migrant Health† (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

The MEmMgmt expands on the PgDipEmMgmt by providing opportunity to research an area that adds value to emergency management practice and supports national and international trends in emergency management.

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)
EMGT804 Building Resilient Communities† (30 points)
EMGT805 Psychosocial Aspects of Emergencies (15 points)
EMGT806 Emergency Risk Communication (15 points)
HEAL816 Special Topic (15 points)
PUBH803 International and Migrant Health (15 points)
HEAL808 Quantitative Research II (15 points)
or
HEAL810 Qualitative Research II (15 points)
And
HEAL997 Practice Project (60 points)
or
HEAL901 Dissertation (60 points)

Or other postgraduate paper 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 is particularly suitable for students wishing to pursue an academic or research career. A successful candidate will make a significant original contribution to the body of knowledge in relation to a contemporary issue in health and environmental research. 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: 18-Aug-2016 9.53am

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