Postgraduate Diploma in Emergency Management

In as little as one year you can gain the knowledge and skills involved in risk reduction, disaster resilience, emergency risk communication, response and leadership in emergency.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Emergency Management programme is suitable if you want a career in the emergency and disaster management field or are already working in the field and would like to gain a tertiary level qualification to complement your work experience.

The programme is regularly reviewed to align with current research, practice and policies in emergency and disaster management. We see ourselves as playing a significant role in building community disaster resilience through delivering an innovative and quality teaching and research progamme to both New Zealand and international students.

Start date: 2019

Start date: 2020

Minimum entry requirements

Completed one of the following; or equivalent:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Relevant professional qualification or experience approved by the Dean (or representative) to be equivalent to a bachelor’s degree

International student entry requirements

Other requirements

  • Submit evidence of ability to study at postgraduate level in this field
  • Provide evidence of current professional practice
  • May be required to complete relevant prerequisite papers as specified by the Board of Studies

English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with no band less than 6.0

English language requirements

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.

Some papers are offered via flexible learning, which involves online, block course or distance learning.

Complete 120 points from

Other relevant optional papers may be available, with the approval of the Associate Dean Postgraduate. Optional papers may be selected from other relevant subject areas.

*These papers are not offered in 2018.

Practice as a health professional in New Zealand is governed by legislation and a number of ‘Responsible Authorities’ (such as the Physiotherapy Board and the Nursing Council who register practitioners). Overseas qualified health professionals who wish to practise in New Zealand should communicate directly with the relevant Responsible Authority. Qualifications recognised for professional registration at AUT are undergraduate; study at postgraduate level is not considered equivalent recognition for NZ Board certification.

Quick facts
Programme code:
AK1015
Level:
8
Points:
120
Duration:
1 year full-time / part-time available
Campus:
South Campus
Starts:

15 Jul 2019

24 Feb 2020

13 Jul 2020

Fees:
Domestic
$8,540
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2019. The exact tuition fee will depend on papers selected and may exceed this figure.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year, if you are planning for beyond 2019, the tuition fee may vary from the figure stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
International
$35,820
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2019. The exact tuition fee will depend on papers selected and may exceed this figure.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year, if you are planning for beyond 2019, the tuition fee may vary from the figure stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
  • International students' tuition fees reflect the full cost of tuition. Domestic students' tuition fees are less due to a proportion of the tuition fees being funded by the New Zealand Government.

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