What will I learn?

Establish yourself as a specialist in 21st-century emergency management. Available online, the Master of Emergency Management from Charles Sturt University provides advanced knowledge and skills for professionals on a leadership trajectory or those seeking a qualification to complement their experience.

Designed to respond to all sectors of industry, commerce and government with an interest in asset management and asset protection, this online emergency management master's course provides a theoretical and practical foundation to instil best practice approaches

Course highlights

A master's degree in emergency management gives you the opportunity to hone your professional expertise through a far-reaching examination of contemporary emergency risk management practices.

Comprehensive program

You'll investigate and analyse contemporary emergency management practices in work environments and undertake assessments relevant to your workplace or industry. You'll perform critical analyses of emergency management practice, undertake literature reviews, and gather and analyse data.

Convenient online study

Online delivery of our emergency management course gives you the freedom to choose when and where you complete your degree. Subject to university approval, you can also fast-track or slow down your study program to fit in with your other commitments.

Industry relevance

To ensure you gain the latest knowledge and skills, Charles Sturt develops and reviews course content in collaboration with emergency management agencies, regulators, universities, research bodies, private industry and emergency services providers throughout Australia.

Career opportunities

Few professions demand the depth and breadth of professional standards and capabilities required in emergency management. As a graduate of the Master of Emergency Management program, you'll possess a level of expertise that is highly valued by employers nationwide. This qualification provides professional development and may aid with career advancement or promotion. You could pursue senior and executive roles in statutory emergency services, community and health services, the military or government.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts and Education

Study options

Online/Distance (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$22,400.00 (11,99,143) per year
This fee is for 2021 and it may change in future.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

15 November 2021

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A completed Bachelor’s Degree; A Grade Point Average of 4 or above in your undergraduate or more recent postgraduate studies

For international students

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.

Have obtained an Academic IELTS within the last 2 years with: a minimum overall score of 6, no individual score below 5.5.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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