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Disaster Management

  • Main organization:BRAC University
  • Type:University programme
  • Level:Masters
  • Degree/Diploma/Certificate:Masters/ Diploma/Certificate.
  • Geographical coverage:Global
  • City:Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Contact:BRAC University
    66 Mohakhali
    Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh
    Tel: +88 02 8853948 9
    Fax: +88 02 881 0383
    E-mail: info@bracuniversity.ac.bd
  • Frequency:Annual
  • Language:English.
  • Duration:6 months for certificate program, 1 year for diploma program and 2 years for masters program.

Programme Website

http://www.bracuniversity.ac.bd/academics/dm/

Description

The program is primarily targeted for active professionals with the objectives of supplementing profession-based education of graduates of various disciplines, advancing post-professional qualification and allowing career development in the field of disaster management. Semester 01 of the diploma program consists of 15 credits comprised of 2 foundation courses (4 credits), 2 core courses (6 credits), 1 elective course (3 credits) and 1 field study (2 credits). At this level, field-oriented and applied aspects of disaster management will be emphasized. In Semester 02, students will be required to complete another 15 credits comprised of 2 foundation courses (4 credits), 2 core courses (6 credits), 1 elective course (3 credits) and 1 field study (2 credits). At this level, a wider choice of electives will be offered to take into account advancement of knowledge of the students. A greater emphasis on theoretical aspects will be given in comparison to the previous semester. If the program is extended to a master’s degree, a student will be required to complete another 15 credits comprised of 2 core courses (6 credits) and a dissertation (9 credits) under the supervision of a suitable advisor.

Subject Areas

Hazards, Disasters, Disaster management, Disaster response, Recovery, Preparedness, Vulnerability, Development planning, GIS and Remote sensing, Earthquake, Floods, Cyclone, Tornado, Building design, Urbanisation, Gender.

Target Audience

Disaster Management Professionals, Government Executives.

Admission Requirement

Minimuma3-year bachelor degree. Candidates with a bachelor degree of lesser duration will also be accepted if they have completed a relevant diploma or certificate course. Minimum2nd division/class or CGPA2.0 out of 4.0 in all public examinations. This may be relaxed for candidates having at least 5years practical experience in disaster management. Applicants have to clear an admission test followed by a personal interview.

Application Procedure

Completedapplication form, two passport size photographs, attested copies of certificates and mark sheets and two letters of recommendations from teachers of institutions previously attended; alternatively, one letter can be from previous or current employer.

Deadline for application

20 Nov 2007

Keywords

  • Themes:Gender, GIS & Mapping, Health & Health Facilities, Information Management
  • Hazards:Cyclone, Earthquake, Flood

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/791

Last updated

11 Oct 2007


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