Focusing on the major issues of disaster resilience and risk reduction, the MDisMgt equips you with the applicable skills to confidently solve complex problems in high pressure environments.
We implement a holistic approach to disaster management, and provide the knowledge needed to plan frameworks, create policies, and device solutions. A compulsory component of this programme is a research project, where you will demonstrate the critical thinking and analytical skills needed to independently approach a real-world issue in a disaster setting.
This programme draws on expertise from across the University. Beyond the Faculty of Engineering’s world-class academic roster, you’ll be able to learn from experts from Science, Architecture and Planning, Development Studies and Environmental Law. Our students come from a broad range of disciplines – though they vary in experience, they share a common goal to help communities prepare for, and recover from, natural disasters.
This flexible programme is offered as both a 120 point and 180 point degree.
The 120 point programme is designed for students who have already completed the equivalent of a full-time year of postgraduate study.
Students completing a 180 point programme must take 60 points (four, instead of two) of electives from the same set of approved courses.
The programme includes three core courses addressing key topics within the field, including disaster risk management, disaster management and resilience, project management and one 45 point research project that stretches over two semesters – here, you will address a topic relevant to disaster management.
A variety of electives to suit your schedule and interests are available from a range of disciplines including Engineering, Population Health, Development Studies and Law.
Recent disasters have generated a need to gain expert and specialist knowledge for many professionals, making this a highly relevant programme. Disaster management is an inherently people-focused discipline, and our graduates have found work within the humanitarian field, as well as within governmental agencies.
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Further study options
The Master of Engineering Studies in Transportation Engineering is a specialised masters degree programme developed in consultation with the land transport industry professionals and support from the NZ Transport Agency.
Industry leaders are directly involved through national and regional liaison committees as well as making contributions to lecture content, assignments and research projects.
Transportation is specifically concerned with transportation engineering - traffic engineering, transport and land use planning, highway engineering, pavement materials and management systems, road safety and crash investigation. This programme is focused on developing a sound understanding of fundamental concepts, techniques and issues.
The research component for this degree must be undertaken in a relevant area of Transportation Engineering. However, this can include a topic outside the areas covered on the programme. This research will be supervised by an academic staff member and will normally require some mentoring input or assistance from industry.
This specialisation aims to address the major shortage of suitably trained transportation engineering professionals.
It is anticipated the programme will enable graduates to take leading roles in planning, evaluating, designing, constructing, maintaining, and operating the transport infrastructure.
The programme will also provide valuable background expertise for those wishing to enter into the management of the transport infrastructure or to begin to pursue a career in research and development.