These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas, and Graduate Certificates.
1. Admission to the Graduate Diploma in Emergency Management requires that the candidate will:
(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified; and
(b) have been awarded or qualified for the award of a Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, or another approved qualification; and
(c) have completed at least one year of emergency management-related experience.
2. Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Emergency Management shall follow a flexible programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 120 credits, comprising:
(a) at least 75 credits at 300 level;
(b) any compulsory courses listed in the Schedule for the Qualification; and including:
(c) attending Contact Workshops, block courses, field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials, and laboratories as required.
3. The Graduate Diploma in Emergency Management is awarded without an endorsement.
4. Any timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates will apply.
5. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes. Candidates who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.
Unsatisfactory academic progress
6. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.
Schedule for the Graduate Diploma in Emergency Management
Course planning key
- Courses that need to be completed before moving onto a course at the next level. For example, a lot of 200-level courses have 100-level prerequisite courses.
- Courses that must be completed at the same time as another course are known as corequisite courses.
- Some courses are restricted against each other because their content is similar. This means you can only choose one of the offered courses to study and credit to your qualification.
Key terms for course planning
- Each qualification has its own specific set of courses. Some universities call these papers. You enrol in courses after you get accepted into Massey.
- Course code
- Each course is numbered using 6 digits. The fourth number shows the level of the course. For example, in course 219206, the fourth number is a 2, so it is a 200-level course (usually studied in the second year of full-time study).
- Each course is worth a number of credits. You combine courses (credits) to meet the total number of credits needed for your qualification.
- Some qualifications let you choose what subject you'd like to specialise in. Your major or endorsement is what you will take the majority of your courses in.
Compulsory courses (Choose 30 credits from)
Course code: 130202 Introduction to Emergency Management credits 15
An introduction to principles, theory and practices of emergency management.View full course details
Course code: 130301 Incident Command Systems credits 15
This course introduces the systems used to manage emergencies, including the New Zealand Coordinated Incident Management System and other international variations. Consideration will be given to operational management concepts and tactics for effective incident response.View full course details
Elective courses (Choose 90 credits from)
Course code: 130203 Disaster Risk Management credits 15
A study of the principles and practice of disaster risk management including disaster risk identification and assessment processes, and the use of risk information in decision-making and communication.View full course details
Course code: 132221 Planning Studies credits 15
An introduction for non-planners to planning and practice in the New Zealand urban, rural and natural resource environment, including an introduction to the principles of the Resource Management Act 1991 and its administration.View full course details
Course code: 152252 Project Management credits 15
An introduction to the theory and methods employed in project management.View full course details
Course code: 175201 Social Psychology credits 15
A survey of contemporary experimental social psychology. Against this backdrop critical perspectives are introduced with particular emphasis on the practice of discursive psychology in the New Zealand context.View full course details
Course code: 251271 Occupational Health and Safety I credits 15
An introduction to Occupational Health and Safety and its application to workplaces in New Zealand. The course will explore the complex relationship between health and safety, factors in the working environment affecting health and safety and systems intended to regulate and manage the working environment.View full course details
Course code: 251272 Occupational Health and Safety II credits 15
A detailed study of hazards commonly found in the work environment.View full course details
Course code: 131321 Strategies for Sustainable Development credits 15
A consideration of concepts, processes, practices, and possible strategies for sustainable development at global, national and community levels. Special attention is paid to examples of strategies that seek more sustainable livelihoods.View full course details
Course code: 152336 Leadership Practice credits 15
A critical analysis of the theory and practice of leadership relevant to public and private organisations and the development of ethical leadership and citizenship in a variety of socio-cultural contexts.View full course details
Course code: 152350 Strategic Management and Governance credits 15
An examination of strategic management concepts, the tools and techniques of strategic analysis, and issues associated with governance including business ethics.View full course details
Course code: 214301 Environmental Health Risk Management for Disasters credits 15
Advanced theory and practice in environmental health risk management applicable to typical disaster and humanitarian relief scenarios encountered in New Zealand/Pacific Rim.View full course details
Course code: 219303 Organisational Communication credits 15
This course draws on current research and theory to examine the communication process, and practices in the context of organising.View full course details
Course code: 219305 Public Relations Management credits 15
This course provides an in-depth examination of public relations theory and shows how it applies to practice. It focuses on strategic engagement with diverse publics, the development of long-lasting and meaningful organisational relationships, and reputation management.View full course details
Course code: 219312 Risk and Crisis Communication credits 15
This course critically evaluates ways that organisations can manage reputational risk and communicate in response to crisis situations.View full course details
Course code: 219335 Media Law and Ethics credits 15
A reflection on ethical issues involved in contemporary media practices and the application of the principles of media law.View full course details
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