Emergency Management

Massey University

Postgraduate Certificate
12 months
11439 USD/year
4278 USD/year
Tuition fee
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This is primarily an exit programme - students should apply for admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in Emergency Management or the Master of Emergency Management. The Postgraduate Certificate in Emergency Management is delivered by Massey University.

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In its broadest sense, emergency management focuses on the organisation of communities to respond to disasters, survive them, rebuild social structures and infrastructure, and sustain and preserve life.

Learning outcomes

For most students embarking on emergency management studies, the Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management from Massey University will be their first step. The Graduate Certificate provides an introduction to emergency management concepts and incident command systems.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Natural Hazards
  • Coping with Disasters
  • Emergency management
  • Emergency Management in Practice
  • Natural Hazards and Resilient Communities
  • Techniques and Methods in Evaluation Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Graduate Diploma in Emergency Management or
  • a Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management, with at least a B grade average 
  • An undergraduate degree AND at least two years of relevant industry/professional experience

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11439 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11439 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    4278 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4278 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • Domestic students: 6609 NZD
  • International students: 17,670 NZD


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.

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