The main competency of the Disaster Science Master Program is as a disaster mitigation expert who is able to identify and analyze the causes of disasters, existing processes and conditions, their impacts and responses, and provide remedial solutions and policies to reduce losses caused by disasters. The main characteristics of the graduates of the Disaster Science Master Program are:
- Students of the master program should master the disaster theory related to causal factors, existing conditions, environmental impacts, and responses.
- Students of the master program should master the technical expertise in disaster mitigation through analysis, modeling, and field actions, and
- Students of the master program should understand the policies and getting to know disaster management institutions.
The competency of supporting the Disaster Science Master Program is the ability in planning specifically to implement disaster management and the ability to think in the context of the system and also be accustomed to carrying out the process of quantification of assessment.
Graduates of the Master Program (S2) of Disaster Science are expected to coordinate disaster management programs, emergency operations, disaster risk reduction activities, in disaster and humanitarian activists, workers, and volunteer personnel, adaptation and mitigation. All planning units related to disaster management, both prevention and adaptation at the disaster site in anticipation of certain disasters, as well as rehabilitation and reconstruction, in the long run, are also the skills that must be possessed by graduates of the Disaster Science Master Program.
- Students of the master program should master the basic disaster knowledge comprehensively which can make them work as disaster experts. For this reason, it is necessary to master multi-disciplines related to the disaster.
- Design and implement mitigation and disaster risk reduction surveys and programs.
- Self-learning (develop themselves) and think logically and analytically to solve problems faced professionally.
- Adapting quickly to their environment and working together in teamwork.
- Knowledge and Understanding; Basic sciences, earth sciences, management sciences, and environmental sciences.
- Intellectual Skills: Able to reason with natural phenomena and apply the disaster sciences to investigate, monitor, and mitigate negative impacts, and be able to explore and utilize natural resources wisely for the welfare of human beings and other living beings.
- Practical Skills: Able to plan and carry out research and surveys related to the disaster, mitigation and risk reduction, flexibility in facing emergencies, politics, law, bureaucracy, ethics, and society.
- Managerial Skills: Able to communicate with oral, written and electronic information, carry out teamwork, leadership, decision making, and manage disaster risk reduction and mitigation programs.
- Attitudes and Behaviours: Faithful, pious, honest, collaborative, and not nervous to work in real conditions with a distant, alien, and harsh environment, and with data that is not ideal in quality and quantity.
- Mastering knowledge in the field of the disaster which includes basic concepts and theories in the scientific fields of geosciences and hydrometeorology, disaster management and mitigation, health and socio-cultural
- Able to apply science and technology related to disaster and solve problems in the fields of geosciences and hydrometeorology, disaster management and mitigation, health, and socio-culture.