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 programme to both New Zealand and international students.
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
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)
PUBH803 Global Health (15 points)
HEAL816 Special Topic (15 points)
HEAL803 Special Topic (30 points)
EAL811 Integrative Research (15 points)
HEAL808 Quantitative Research II (15 points)
HEAL810 Qualitative Research II (15 points)
EMPL803 Occupational Health and Safety (15 points)
ENVS801 Application of Geographic Information Systems (15 points)
MAOH801 M?ori Health Research Practice - Te Rangahau Hauora Maori (15 points)
PACS881 Pacific Epistemologies and Research Methodologies (15 points)
PUBH801 Principles of Public Health (15 points)
PUBH802 Public Health Programme Management (15 points)
PUBH804 Public Health Policy and Systems (15 points)
Completed one of the following; or equivalent:
Relevant professional qualification or experience approved by the Dean (or representative) to be equivalent to a bachelor’s degree
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:
Minimum IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; TOEFL iBT score of 90; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with A grade; GIE with B+ grade; CAE minimum overall score of 176; PTE minimum overall score of 58.