Study Disaster Risk Science and Sustainability at ANU
Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) are available for the Graduate Certificate of Disaster Risk Science and Sustainability as part of the Australian Government’s Job-ready Graduates Package.
Students in this program will develop knowledge of how to approach and integrate disaster preparedness, mitigation and recovery programs to reduce societal and human losses, and enhance community resilience.
Through interaction with predictive science for geo and hydrological hazards, students will be able to contribute effectively to country and governance specific disaster policy development which address priority hazards. This requires an understanding of the complex integrated policies and practices in this field, and the correlated impacts of climate change, development and socio-political frameworks on disaster governance.
This program is only open to Domestic students.
*This Graduate Certificate can be completed with a combination of online and in-person courses. Some of the in-person courses have been adapted for remote delivery.
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Phil Cummins received his PhD in Geophysics from U. California Berkeley in 1988. He spent several years as a postdoctoral and research fellow at the ANU’s Research School of Earth Sciences researching deep earth structure.
Disaster Risk Science and Sustainability careers
Our graduates are ranked number one in Australia for graduate employability.
The Graduate Certificate of Disaster Risk Science and Sustainability can be a pathway to more advanced study.
Students who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate of Disaster Risk Science and Sustainability with a GPA of 5.00/7.00 or above may be eligible to apply for admission to a Master degree offered by the Australian National University. Courses successfully completed in the Graduate Certificate of Disaster Risk Science and Sustainability may be credited towards a Master degree, where eligible.
The Australian National University has been ranked as the top university for graduate employability in Australia in the Global University Employability Ranking 2020. As a student at ANU, you gain access to the ANU CareerHub – an online career development and employability tool that includes a jobs board and careers resources. You also have access to drop-in chats with a career consultant and to attend our career fairs to meet potential employers.
Notes: allows enrolment in EMSC8014, ENGN6520, ENVS8048, COMP8410 courses. There are a limited number of courses on offer in Winter Session which can be undertaken in the Graduate Certificate of Disaster Risk Science and Sustainability.
The Graduate Certificate of Disaster Risk Science and Sustainability can be undertaken full-time in the second half of 2021. Applicants should note that some of the courses listed in the Program Requirements have prerequisites or require permission to enrol. This could impact your ability to undertake the Graduate Certificate full-time in the second half of 2021 and require the remaining courses to be completed in 2022. Please contact email@example.com for further information.
At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry.
If you graduated from an Australian university, UAC will be able to access your results in most cases. However, you may be asked to provide transcripts or other documentation, so it is a good idea to prepare your records just in case.
You can still apply before you complete your bachelor degree if you are in your final year, and you must advise UAC in your application. You may need to provide a copy of your academic transcript directly to UAC as soon as you complete your degree. UAC will provide instructions during the application process.