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Master of Science in Disaster Analysis and Mitigation (MSc.DAMM)

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Offer Type

msc

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Medium

english

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Method

Part time

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Duration

24 months

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Location

Colombo

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Commencement

soon

Description

The Master of Science in Disaster Analysis Management and Mitigation (MSc.DAMM) course, offered by the Institute of Human Resource Advancement at the University of Colombo, is a specialized program focused on disaster management and mitigation. This comprehensive course equips students with the knowledge and skills to analyze, plan, and respond effectively to various disasters. It covers a wide range of topics, including disaster risk assessment, emergency response planning, and sustainable mitigation strategies. The MSc.DAMM program is ideal for professionals and individuals seeking to make a meaningful impact in disaster-prone regions by developing expertise in disaster management and resilience-building.

Learning Outcomes

1.  MASTERY
Comprehensive and thorough knowledge, skills and understanding of disaster Analysis, Management and Mitigation.

2. INTELLECTUAL RIGOR
Excellence in informed-decision and critical judgment to make intervention for disaster management and mitigation.

3. ETHICAL AND PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
The sustainable training of well accomplished leaders who would be available to carry out a range of activities related to hazard, vulnerability, risk analysis and mitigation.

4. LEADING TO A PROGRESSIVE SOCIETY
A commitment to the betterment of society in making choices for and mobilizing people for disaster management and mitigation.

5. SOCIAL SKILLS
The ability of communicating, collaborating and teaming-up with others for disaster management and mitigation.

Program Schedule: We offer a comprehensive program on weekends, combining online and physical lectures, and theory sessions held from 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

Target Group

The MSc.DAMM program at the Institute of Human Resource Advancement, University of Colombo, is tailored to serve a diverse array of participants, including disaster management practitioners, environmental and urban planners, researchers and academics, humanitarian workers, community leaders, and recent graduates. It equips these individuals with the essential knowledge and expertise needed to excel in disaster analysis, management, and mitigation. Whether you’re an emergency responder, a city planner, a scholar, a humanitarian aid worker, a community leader, or a recent graduate, this program empowers you to make a significant impact in disaster-prone regions by enhancing your disaster resilience and management capabilities.

Entry Qualifications

No person shall be eligible to be admitted to a program leading to the Masters Degree, unless s/he,
(i) Possesses any one or more of the following qualifications:
(a) Bachelor’s Honors Degree in any field of study with one (01) year work experience in managerial or similar capacity.
OR
(b) Bachelor’s Degree in any field of study with two (02) years work experience in managerial or similar capacity.
OR
(c) A professional qualification equivalent to bachelor’s Degrees or above, or a member of the recognized professional body with two (02) years work experience in managerial or similar capacity.
OR
(d) Completion of NVQ level with 7 with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a scale of 0.0-4.0 with two (02) years work experience, as determined by the syndicate and the senate of the university may be considered for admission in the field of study.
OR
(e) Higher/Executive Diploma with three (03) years working experience in managerial or similar capacity.
OR
(f) Any qualification and/or experience not mentioned above recommended by a qualification assessment committee and the syndicate and approved by the senate.
OR
(ii) has demonstrated competence in the relevant field and potential for future career development;
AND
(iii) has a good working knowledge of language

Details

Last Updated On: January 30th, 2024 at 2:25 pm
Program Type:Science
Method:Part time
medium:english
commencement:soon
duration:24 months
Location:Colombo

Features

  • Alumni Association
  • ATM
  • Cafeteria
  • Clubs and Societies
  • Gymnasium
  • Library
  • Medical Facilities
  • Parking
  • Recreation Area
  • Relaxation Area
  • Sports and Outdoor Activities
  • Student Center
  • Study Area
  • Wi-Fi

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