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The Degree of Master of Emergency Management
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.
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.
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, candidates admitted under Regulation 1(c) may apply for credit towards Part One of the qualification in accordance with the limits specified in the Recognition of Prior Learning regulations.
4. The Master of Emergency Management is awarded without a specialisation.
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.
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.
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)
130705 Emergency Management 30 credits
230703 Techniques and Methods in Evaluation Research 30 credits
130701 Natural Hazards 30 credits
130702 Coping with Disasters 30 credits
130706 Emergency Management in Practice 30 credits
132751 Natural Hazards and Resilient Communities 30 credits
Part Two: Coursework Pathway (60 credits from)
Part Two: Research Pathway (90 credits from)
130881 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits
130883 Thesis 90 credits
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Last updated on Thursday 29 September 2022