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Master of Emergency Management

Master of Emergency Management

Graduate Diploma of Emergency Management [exit point only]
Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management [exit point only]

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CSU's Emergency Management program is designed to respond to all sectors of industry, commerce and government who have an interest in asset management and asset protection, through furthering the educational opportunities of those working in the disciplinary field of risk management.

  • Why study this course?

    Emergency Management has become recognised as a distinct field of study that is required for progression to senior and executive levels of management in statutory emergency services, community and health services, the military and local, state and federal government.

    Students undertake a study of recent advances influencing emergency and risk management through a comprehensive examination of contemporary emergency risk management practices. Through the conduct of critical analyses of practice, literature reviews and analysis and research data gathering and analysis, students develop their skills in emergency risk management best practice, with the overall aim of improving emergency risk management practice in areas of their choice.

  • Subjects

    The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

    Course structure

    Master of Emergency Management

    Consists of four 16 point core subjects:

    EMG401 Risk Management in the Emergency Management Context (16 points)
    EMG402 Contemporary Practice in Emergency Management (16 points)
    EMG505 Work Based Project (16 points)
    EMG506 Literature Review (16 points)
    and
    unrestricted elective subjects totalling a maximum of 32 credit points

    Graduate Diploma in Emergency Management

    This is an exit point only course and consists of two 16 point core subjects:

    EMG401 Risk Management in the Emergency Management Context (16 points)
    EMG402 Contemporary Practice in Emergency Management (16 points)
    and
    unrestricted elective subjects totalling a maximum of 32 credit points

    Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management

    This is an exit point only course consists of one 16 point core subject:

    EMG401 Risk Management in the Emergency Management Context (16 points)
    or
    EMG402 Contemporary Practice in Emergency Management (16 points)
    and
    unrestricted elective subjects totalling a maximum of 16 credit points

    Enrolment pattern

    By part-time distance education study commencing study at the start of the year (Session1)

    Session 1, Year 1

    EMG401 Risk Management in the Emergency Management Context (16 points)

    Session 2 , Year 1

    16 points of Elective Subjects

    Students can exit here with a Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management GradCertEmergMgt.

    Session 1, Year 2

    16 Points of Elective Subjects

    Session 2, Year 2

    EMG402 Contemporary Practice in Emergency Management (16 points)

    Students can exit here with a Graduate Diploma in Emergency Management GradDipEmergMgt.

    Session 1, Year 3

    EMG505 Work Based Project (16 points)(commenced)
    EMG506 Literature Review (16 points) (commenced)

    Session 2, Year 3

    EMG505 Work Based Project (16 points) (completed)
    EMG506 Literature Review (16 points) (completed)

    Students exit here with a Master of Emergency Management MEmergMgt..

    By part-time distance education study Mid-Year intake (Session 2)

    Students wishing to only study up to the Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management
    or
    Graduate Diploma in Emergency Management exit points should follow the following course structure and enrolment pattern:

    Session 2, Year 1

    EMG402 Contemporary Practice in Emergency Management (16 points)

    Session 1, Year 2

    16 points of Elective Subjects

    Students can exit here with a Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management GradCertEmergMgt.

    Students wishing to exit with a Graduate Diploma in Emergency Management should undertake the following ongoing enrolment pattern:

    Session 2, Year 2

    16 points of Elective Subjects

    Session 1, Year 3

    EMG401 Risk Management in the Emergency Management Context (16 points)

    Students can exit here with a Graduate Diploma in Emergency Management GradDipEmergMgt.

    Students wishing to study the full Master of Emergency Management should undertake the following enrolment pattern:

    Session 2, Year 1

    EMG402 Contemporary Practice in Emergency Management (16 points)

    Session 1, Year 2

    EMG401 Risk Management in the Emergency Management Context (16 points)

    Students can exit here with a Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management GradCertEmergMgt.

    Session 2, Year 2

    16 points of Elective Subjects

    Session 1, Year 3

    EMG505 Work Based Project (16 points)(commenced)
    EMG506 Literature Review (16 points) (commenced)

    Students cannot exit at this stage with the Graduate Diploma in Emergency Management

    Session 2, Year 3

    EMG505 Work Based Project (16 points) (completed)
    EMG506 Literature Review (16 points) (completed)

    Session 1, Year 4

    16 points of Elective Subjects

    Students exit here with a Master of Emergency Management MEmergMgt..

     

    By part-time distance education study end of year intake (Session 3)

    Students wishing to only study up to the Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management
    or
    Graduate Diploma in Emergency Management exit points should follow the following course structure and enrolment pattern:

    Session 3, Year 1

    EMG402 Contemporary Practice in Emergency Management (16 points)

    Session 1, Year 2

    16 points Elective Subjects

    Students can exit here with a Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management GradCertEmergMgt.

    Students wishing to exit with a Graduate Diploma in Emergency Management should undertake the following ongoing enrolment pattern:

    Session 2, Year 2

    16 points Elective Subjects

    Session 1, Year 3

    EMG401 Risk Management in the Emergency Management Context (16 points)

    Students can exit here with a Graduate Diploma in Emergency Management GradDipEmergMgt

    Students wishing to study the full Master of Emergency Management course should follow the following enrolment pattern:

     Session 3, Year 1

    EMG402 Contemporary Practice in Emergency Management (16 points)

    Session 1, Year 2

    EMG401 Risk Management in the Emergency Management Context (16 points)

    Students can exit here with a Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management GradCertEmergMgt

    Session 2, Year 2

    16 points Elective Subjects

    Session 1, Year 3

    EMG505 Work Based Project (16 points)(commenced)
    EMG506 Literature Review (16 points) (commenced)

    Students cannot exit at this stage with the Graduate Diploma in Emergency Management

    Session 2, Year 3

    EMG505 Work Based Project (16 points) (completed)
    EMG506 Literature Review (16 points) (completed)

    Session 1, Year 4

    16 points Elective Subjects

    Students exit here with a Master of Emergency Management MEmergMgt..

  • Admission information

    Applicants who wish to be considered for admission to the course will have to satisfy all of the following criteria, which will be considered the equivalent of a four-year degree:

    • the successful completion of a three-year degree in emergency management, risk management or an allied discipline area;
    • at least five years experience in an industry related to this field of study;
    • evidence of continuing professional education and development;
    • evidence of emergency management role and responsibilities within their industry, organisation or community.

    See standard CSU admission criteria

  • Cost of study

    Fees are relevant for 2016 only and are subject to change in future years. Tuition fees quoted do not include the Student Services and Amenities Fee.

    In some instances a tax deduction may be claimed for self education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice.

    Alumni discount

    Already studied with CSU? Our 10% Alumni discount applies to this course!
    Find out more

    Tuition costs
    Fee-paying place
    1900*Tuition fee per 8 point subject

    As a fee paying student, the Australian Government does not contribute towards your study costs. You pay a tuition fee for each subject you undertake.

    Options:

    1. Defer your payment using a FEE-HELP loan, which is repaid through the taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold
    2. Pay your tuition fee up-front each session

    * Fee for students commencing study in 2016.

    More information about fee-paying places

    Distance education (offshore) study mode
    2500*Tuition fee per 8 point subject

    * Fee for students commencing study in 2016.

    More information about international student fees

  • Course details
    Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
    DirectDistance EducationManlyFPOSYYYJAEG
    DirectDistance EducationManlyFPPGYYYOAEG

    LEGEND
    CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
    FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
    FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
    Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
    NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
    TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

    Graduation requirements

    To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 96 points.

  • How to apply
    Apply direct to CSU

    An online application to CSU takes about 15 minutes to complete. Find out more

    Apply online

    Students from the United Kingdom and Canada should select the Planned Course of Study with Code CAEG when completing an online application.

    Apply direct to CSU

    Apply direct to CSU for on campus study at a CSU regional campus, or study by distance education.

    Apply online

    Recruitment agent

    Contact a Recruitment agent in your country who can answer your questions about CSU as well as help with the student visa application process.

    International recruitment agents

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    Find out more about deferral

  • About the School
    Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security (AGSPS)

    Established in 1993, CSU’s Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security (AGSPS) is a leading provider of postgraduate research and education for professionals in law enforcement, emergency management and security. CSU’s courses offered through AGSPS span a broad range of global issues that include international terrorism, intelligence analysis, transnational crime, fraud and financial crime, corruption, cyber-crime, and natural disaster management. Our faculty members are leaders in their fields and have significant experience and academic expertise. The School continues to grow through close collaboration with law enforcement, regulators, universities, research bodies, private industry and emergency services providers in Australia and overseas, with courses attracting students from around the globe. AGSPS also provides education and training programs in Abu Dhabi, China, India (National Police Academy), New Zealand, Indonesia (UNODC), Singapore, Canada and the United Kingdom.

  • Academic expectations

    For each 8 point subject at CSU, students should normally expect to spend between 140-160 hours engaged in the specified learning and assessment activities (such as attending lectures or residential schools, assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, assignments or examinations). The student workload for some subjects may vary from these norms as a result of approved course design.

    Students will be assessed on the basis of completed assignments, examinations, workplace learning, or other methods as outlined in specific subject outlines.

    Where applicable, students are responsible for travel and accommodation costs involved in workplace learning experiences, or attending residential schools (distance education students).

    Expectations relating to academic, workplace learning, time and cost requirements for specific subjects are provided in the subject abstracts and in course materials.

    Throughout their studies, CSU students have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English Language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to their discipline. This ongoing development will enable students to effectively participate in their course and graduate as competent professionals.

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