The Master in Planning and Management of Natural Hazards course at University of New England course will build from a broad knowledge of natural hazard situations towards questions of policy development in the field of hazard mitigation. The course will cover the following topic areas:
- Environmental factors that combine to produce natural hazards
- The ecological, social and economic consequences of natural hazards and disasters
- Methods relevant to studying aspects of natural hazards and disasters
- Mitigation strategies
- Challenges and opportunities for policy development in the natural hazards field
- Future trends in planning for and managing natural hazards.
The course also provides various opportunities to expand expertise in the context of natural hazards via a choice of elective units. These opportunities include units that provide skills in population, physical and/or economic geography, land use planning, risk management, and Graphical Information System applications. The course also fosters the development of advanced skills in academic research via a supervised dissertation.
The course is offered full time or part time. It can be taken on-campus or by distance.
Environmental and town planning; Natural resource management; Emergency management; and Disaster insurance
- Climate Change and Future Planning
- Natural Hazards
- Uncertainty, Science and Policy-Making
- Planning Policy for Hazards
- Masters Dissertation
- Applied Research Methods
- 18 months
- 72 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed, International
- Apply before , International
- StartingApply anytime.
DisciplinesNatural Sciences Emergency & Disaster Management View 40 other Masters in Natural Sciences in Australia
CRICOS Code 080080K
A candidate shall:
- (a) hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree from a recognised university in a related field of study, for example, Urban and Regional Planning, Geography or Environmental Science; or
- (b) hold an AQF Level 8 Graduate Certificate in Planning and Management of Natural Hazards from UNE and attained at least a Credit grade point average in 24 credit points; or
- (c) hold an AQF Level 8 Graduate Diploma in Planning and Management of Natural Hazards from UNE and attained at least a Credit grade point average in 48 credit points.
International29400 AUD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 29400 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.
National fee- 34,440 unit price
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.