Graduate Certificate of Disaster Risk Science and Sustainability at Australian National University, Australia

This Graduate Certificate focuses on the need for more practical, efficient disaster risk management techniques in nearby countries that are frequently hit by natural disasters.

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Description


This Graduate Certificate focuses on the need for more practical, efficient disaster risk management techniques in nearby countries that are frequently hit by natural disasters. 


Students in this program will study how to approach and integrate disaster preparedness, mitigation, and recovery programs in order to lessen societal and individual losses and enhance community resilience. 


By interacting with the predictive science for geo and hydrological catastrophes, students will be able to significantly contribute to the development of disaster policies that explicitly target priority risks. 


For this, it is important to comprehend the intricately intertwined policies and practices in the field, as well as the related impacts of socio-political frameworks, development, and climate change on disaster governance.

What you will study

The Graduate Certificate in Disaster Risk Science and Sustainability required completion of 24 units, including:

  • Disasters and Epidemics in Asia and the Pacific 

  • Introduction to Humanitarian Action 

  • Disaster Risk Reduction and Management 

  • Introduction to Natural Hazards 

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of sustainability and disaster-risk science.

  2. They apply their knowledge to create unique disaster risk research, policy, and governance initiatives.

  3. You will interpret, summarize, and critically assess the published academic literature.

  4. Demonstrate knowledge of methodology and practices in the fields of sustainability and disaster risk science, either theoretically or practically.

  5. Analyzing data critically and independently, predicting future risk scenarios, and using the results to assist decision-makers in the public and commercial sectors

  6. They display an in-depth knowledge of catastrophe risk science and the capacity to take part in debates about risk in the future.

  7. Clearly communicate theory and findings that are relevant to understanding catastrophe resilience, risk mitigation, and recovery as a result of natural disasters globally in both written and spoken media.

Career Opportunities

A Graduate Certificate in Disaster Risk Science and Sustainability can increase your prospects of finding employment in the government, the insurance industry, or with international relief organizations. 


All of these employers have a need for people who are knowledgeable and skilled about disaster risk, and as climate change results in more frequent and severe natural hazard events, this demand is only going to increase.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must fulfill one of the following conditions:


  1. a bachelor's degree, or its equivalent internationally, with a GPA of 4/7


  1. a graduate degree with a GPA of 4/7 


  1. a graduate degree with a GPA of 4/7


  1. a 24-unit postgraduate program with a 4/7 GPA.


A minimum of 3 years of full-time equivalent work experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1 in a field related to the program is required, as well as the Graduate Records Examination (GRE) General test, taken no more than five years prior to the application deadline, with verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing scores of 155, 155, and 4.0.


ANZSCO Skill Level 1 requires a minimum of five years of full-time equivalent work experience in a program-related profession.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS - 6.5

  • TOEFL - 80

  • PTE - 55

Tuition Fees and Scholarships

Tuition Fee

  • The annual indicative fee for International students - $23,970.00

  • The annual indicative fee for Domestic students - $16,760.00

Scholarships

ANU offers a range of scholarships to help students with the expense of their education.


You might not be qualified to apply for all ANU scholarships, depending on the conditions of the scholarship and the type of student you are. Information about the specific scholarship application process is provided in the corresponding scholarship listing.



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