Disaster Management Non-Thesis Graduate Program


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Disaster Management Non-Thesis Graduate Program

  1. 1. D ISASTER AND E MERGENCY M ANAGEMENT “ Disaster Management Non-Thesis Graduate Program” by Prof Dr Seval SOZEN, Head of Disaster Management Program Dr Hikmet ISKENDER Vice Director of ITU-DMC
  3. 3. BACKGROUND The name of this program has been updated as “ Disaster Management Non-Thesis Graduate Program ” after the first graduates in order to fit to the present needs. I TU , following the establishment of Disaster Management Center in 2001, has initiated the Disaster and Emergency Management Non-Thesis Graduate Program thought in English, to educate qualified E mergency M anagers ready for every stage of I ntegrated E mergency M anagement in E mergency and D isaster cases, with great support from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in 2002 and contributions of Oklahoma State and Texas A&M Universities .
  4. 4. MISSION <ul><li>to create an educated human resource potential in the field of disaster management for our country, which is frequently subjected to man-made or natural disasters, </li></ul><ul><li>to lead to the establishment of “Emergency Manager&quot; profession and to contribute to the development of the Turkish terminology in disaster management. </li></ul>Specific mission of the Disaster Management Non-Thesis Graduate Program, which is conducted in a multi-disciplinary approach, is
  5. 5. MISSION <ul><li>who has knowledge on natural and technological disasters and resulting physical conditions; </li></ul><ul><li>who is qualified to take effective role in preparation, reduction of damage and intervention; previous to, during and after the disaster in a way to minimize the environmental impacts as well as life and property losses; </li></ul><ul><li>who can be effective not only limited to scientific, technical and technological basis but also social, economical and communicative aspects; </li></ul><ul><li>who can work individually or collectively in the field of emergency and disaster management, and </li></ul><ul><li>who has the self-confidence to work in every part of the globe. </li></ul>Within the scope of this mission, it is aimed to raise graduates ;
  6. 6. ABOUT US After the earthquake, 31 academicians of different specialties from our university has received theoretical and applicatory training in the field of disaster and emergency management for a year within the scope of the collaboration with FEMA in order to fill the occupational vacancies in emergency and disaster management related managerial and planning as well as specialists . Disaster Management education and research in our country has gained great acceleration following the 1999 Kocaeli earthquake.
  7. 7. ABOUT US The structure of the program and the curriculum has been updated according to the present needs. In accordance with the application at ITU, 30 % of the courses in this program are taught in English. As a result of this cumulative knowledge, it is aimed to educate qualified persons with the initiation of Disaster Management Program at graduate level in order to disseminate the disaster management basis.
  8. 8. NON THESIS GRADUATE PROGRAM <ul><li>Research T opics </li></ul><ul><li>Fundamentals of disaster and emergency management </li></ul><ul><li>Legal dimensions of disaster and emergency management </li></ul><ul><li>Social and economical dimensions of disaster </li></ul><ul><li>Risk evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Fundamentals and applications of damage reduction </li></ul><ul><li>Industrial risk management </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental problems in disaster management </li></ul><ul><li>Disaster information systems </li></ul><ul><li>Disaster and emergency management financing and budgeting </li></ul>
  9. 9. NON THESIS GRADUATE PROGRAM <ul><li>Who can benefit </li></ul><ul><li>All engineering fields </li></ul><ul><li>All fundamental and applicatory sciences </li></ul>
  11. 11. STRUCTURE <ul><li>36 credits in 4 semesters </li></ul><ul><li>min 50% of the total is compulsory </li></ul><ul><li>min 30% of the total is in English </li></ul><ul><li>non-credit graduation project </li></ul>
  12. 12. FALL SEMESTER, COMPULSARY (3+0) Social Dimensions of Disasters (3+0) Principles of Risk Management (3+0) Principles and Practices of Hazards Mitigation (3+0) Principles of Disaster and Emergency Management Credits Course Name
  13. 13. FALL SEMESTER, ELECTIVE (3+0) Managerial Decision Making and Communication Skills in Emergency Management (3+0) Individual and Community Disaster Education (3+0) Tourism and Emergency Management (3+0) Building Disaster Resilient Communities (3+0) Fire Risks and Management (3+0) Crisis Management, Disaster Recovery and Business Continu i ty Credits Course name
  14. 14. SPRING SEMESTER, COMPULSARY (3+0) Research and Analysis Methods in Emergency Management (3+0) Disaster Response Operations and Management (3+0) Policies in Disaster Management Credits Course name
  15. 15. SPRING SEMESTER, ELECTIVE (3+0) Human Resources in Disaster Management (3+0) Emergency Management Technology (3+0) H ydrometeorological Disasters (3+0) Earthquake Hazard Management (3+0) Environmental Hazards and Emergency Management (3+0) Public Administration and Emergency Management Credits Course name
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