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Course and Specialization

Course Offered

Master Program of Science in Disaster holds 34 courses consisting of 13 compulsory subjects which weigh 37 credits and 22 elective courses which weigh 44 credits. To obtain a master's degree in science, in addition to having to take all the compulsory courses, a student is required to take a minimum of 8 credits of elective courses from 44 elective courses available in the curriculum of the Disaster Science Study Program.

Composition curriculum at the Master of Disaster Science credits according to competency groups and other groupings according to the characteristics of the study program is divided into three areas of interest, namely Sector and Geosciences and Hydrometeorology, Mitigation and Disaster Management, Health, and Social Culture. The total credits for each group of competencies will be described as follows:

1st Semester - September - January

Core Courses:

  • PPS 601 Research Methods (2 credits)
  • MIK 601 Disaster Management (3 credits)
  • MIK 603 Hazard Assessment, Vulnerability and Disaster Risk Evaluation (3 credits)
  • MIK 605 Disaster Knowledge (3 credits)
  • MIK 607 Knowledge Management for DRR (2 credits)

2nd Semester February - June

Core Courses:

  • PPS 603 Statistics (2 credits)
  • MIK 602 Institutions and Partnerships in Disaster Mitigation (3 credits)
  • MIK 604 Disaster Risk Communication (3 credits)
  • Elective Courses (7 credits)

3rd Semester September - January

Core Course

  • MIK 701 Seminar (2 credits)
  • Elective Courses (4 credits)

4th Semester February - June

  • Thesis (6 credits)

Each student can choose elective courses according to the field of interest. The Disaster Science Masters Program provides 3 fields of specialization which include; (1) Geosciences and Hydrometeorology, (2) Disaster Mitigation, and (3) Health and Socio-culture. This elective course can be taken in semester 2 and semester 3 as listed below.

Elective Course Geosciences and Hydrometeorology

  • MIK 703 Hydrometeorological Hazards (2 credits)
  • MIK 705 Adaptation and Mitigation to Climate Change (2 credits)
  • MIK 606 Earthquakes, Tsunamis and Volcanic Eruptions (3 credits)
  • MIK 612 Earth Sciences & Their Applications in Disaster Mitigation (2 credits)
  • MIK 614 Floods and Landslides (2 credits)

Disaster Mitigation Elective Courses

  • MIK 707 Disaster Management Information System (2 credits)
  • MIK 709 Emergency Planning (2 credits)
  • MIK 711 Post-Disaster Recovery Management (2 credits)
  • MIK 608 Emergency Response Management (3 credits)
  • MIK 616 DRR-Based Spatial Planning (2 credits)
  • MIK 618 Infrastructure and Logistics Management (2 credits)

Health and Social Culture Elective Courses

  • MIK 713 Conflict Management (2 credits)
  • MIK 715 Community Based DRR (2 CREDITS)
  • MIK 717 Gender in Disaster (2 credits)
  • MIK 719 Health Emergency Response (2 credits)
  • MIK 721 Disaster Management (2 credits)
  • MIK 610 Disaster Education (2 credits)
  • MIK 620 Public Health in Disaster Management (2 credits)
  • MIK 622 Mental Health and Community Resilience (2 credits)

Elective Courses for all fields of specialization

  • MIK 723 Disaster Modeling and Simulation (2 credits)
  • MIK 752 Remote Sensing (2 credits)
  • MIK 727 Food Security (2 credits)
  • MIK 729 Disaster Capita Selecta (2 credits)
  • MIK 731 Disaster Sociology (2 credits)
  • MIK 733 Application of Geographic Information Systems in Disaster Mitigation (2 credits)