In a nutshell
The Bachelor of Emergency Management course offered by Charles Sturt University is your ticket to a professional career in emergency operations and recovery. Encompassing the practical and theoretical facets of emergency management, this online course offers a comprehensive approach to the management of natural and technological disasters, with subjects spanning such areas as law and policing, spatial science and graphic information systems, climate change and environmental science, human resource management and more.
If you choose not to study the entire Bachelor in Emergency Management degree you may be able to complete an alternative program. This is beneficial for students who need to develop a specialisation or who prefer not to commit to the whole study period. Depending on the units studied, you can exit with an Associate Degree in Emergency Management.
What you’ll need
To be accepted into this course, applicants must indicate their likelihood of success through:
- Previous studies such as the NSW Higher School certificate, International Baccalaureate Diploma, full or partial completion of a university degree or completion of the CSU Pathways program; AND/OR
- Other attainments and experience
It should be noted that preference will be given to applicants who currently have emergency management responsibilities.
In this emergency management course, the subjects you will study include:
- Introduction to emergency management
- Hazard identification and risk assessment
- Emergency decision-making
- Emergency management plan development
- Training and exercise development
- Analysis of disaster response
- Post-impact disaster management
- Foundations of psychology for health and human services
- Introduction to spatial sciences and data visualisation
- Principles of geographic information systems
- Team management and leadership
- Climate change impacts, mitigation and adaptation
- Developing a disaster recovery plan
- Disaster recovery, sustainability and resilience
- Humanitarian relief
- Psychology of stress and trauma
- Water policy and management
- GIS applications
- Image analysis
- Integrated GIS/remote sensing
- Natural resource management
- Managing sustainable development
- Health psychology
- Investigative interviewing
- Terrorism awareness
- Working with the community
- Applied legal studies (forensics)
- Financial planning for business
- Organisations and management
- Organisational behaviour
- Human resource management
- Developing human resources
- Introductory sociology
- Social inequality
- Social research
- Community analysis
Why Charles Sturt University?
One of the first universities to adopt distance education study, Charles Sturt University (CSU) is Australia's leading university in online education and continues to strive for innovation and excellence in higher learning. With a track record in graduate employment and strong industry contacts, CSU offers relevant training and workplace skills at both an undergraduate and postgraduate level. CSU specialises in a range of industries such as agriculture, viticulture, education, librarianship, allied health and criminology.
Charles Sturt has 16 campuses in the eastern states of Australia. All CSU students can attend any campus for support and to use available facilities. Campus locations include: Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo, Orange, Port Macquarie, Wagga Wagga.
CSU offers a range of student support services, academic learning support and skills development for all its distance education students. Studying with CSU, you will have access to your online subjects, Student Services, the CSU Library, forums and your exam results through student.csu, a personalised online portal.
You will also have entry into CSU Interact, a scholarly environment that connects students and staff online. Each subject you’re enrolled in will have its own subject site housed within CSU Interact, giving you access to learning content, tools and subject forums.