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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Degree of Master of Emergency Management
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Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Degree of Master of Emergency Management requires that the candidate will:

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified; and have been awarded or qualified for:

(b) an undergraduate degree with a minimum grade average of B across 200-300-level major courses and have completed at least two years of relevant industry or professional experience, or equivalent; or

(c) the Postgraduate Diploma in Emergency Management having achieved at least a B grade average, or equivalent.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Master of Emergency Management shall follow a parts-based programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 180 credits comprising:

(a) completion of Part One and Part Two as detailed in the Schedule for the Qualification; and including:

(b) any compulsory courses;

(c) attending field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials and laboratories as required.

3. Notwithstanding Regulation 2, the programme of study for candidates admitted under Regulation 1(c) will be 120 credits including:

(a) Part Two as detailed in the Schedule for the Qualification;

(b) courses from Part One of the Schedule to the Qualification;

(c) attending field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials, and laboratories as required.

Specialisations

4. The Master of Emergency Management is awarded without a specialisation.

Student Progression

5. For progression to Part Two in the Master of Emergency Management (Coursework Pathway) candidates must have achieved a B grade average across the first 60 credits of courses completed in Part One.

6. For progression to Part Two in the Master of Emergency Management (Research Pathway) candidates must have achieved a B+ grade average across the first 60 credits of courses completed in Part One.

7. In cases of sufficient merit, the Degree of Master of Emergency Management may be awarded with Distinction or Merit.

Completion Requirements

8. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates will apply.

9. 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 Postgraduate Diploma in Emergency Management or the Postgraduate Certificate in Emergency Management should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

10. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Schedule for the Master of Emergency Management

Part One: Coursework Pathway (120 credits) or Research Pathway (90 credits)

Compulsory courses (60 credits from)

130.705 Emergency Management 30 credits

230.703 Techniques and Methods in Evaluation Research 30 credits

Elective courses

130.701 Natural Hazards 30 credits

130.702 Coping with Disasters 30 credits

130.706 Emergency Management in Practice 30 credits

130.707 Professional Inquiry in Emergency Management 30 credits
P 130.705 and 230.703

132.751 Natural Hazards and Resilient Communities 30 credits

Part Two: Coursework Pathway (60 credits from)

130.800 Advanced Leadership in Emergency Management1 30 credits
P 230.703, 130.705

130.802 Advanced Leadership in Emergency Management 2 30 credits
P 130.800

Part Two: Research Pathway (90 credits from)

130.881 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits

130.882 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
C 130.881

130.883 Thesis 90 credits

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