MC251 - Master of Disaster, Design and Development

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Plan: MC251 - Master of Disaster, Design and Development
Campus: City Campus

Program delivery and structure

Approach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program structure
Program transition plan

Approach to learning and assessment

The program uses a variety of online and face to face learning and teaching approaches including: tutorials, lectorials, workshops and intensive seminars. You will be engaged in a variety of activities including: real world simulation of pre and post-disaster scenarios, case studies, studio practice, problem-based learning, presentations, group-based learning.

A number of elective courses in this program are delivered online by other universities. These courses have been included for you to pursue your particular interests and develop an individual program structure that is tailored to your area of specialisation.

Assessment will include a range of collaborative and individual tasks including projects, reports, presentations, and you can expect to receive peer or industry review. Projects, reports and presentations will be directly related to industry specific needs and will involve making contact with community agencies and industry practitioners.

The assessment is designed so that your lecturer and/or peers can provide you with feedback on strengths and areas for improvement in your practice. This approach will enable you to improve on your performance during the course and in subsequent courses, as well as continue to refine capabilities for your future professional practice and learning.

If you have already developed areas of skill and knowledge included in this program (for example, through prior studies or work experience), you can apply for credit once you have enrolled in this program. There is information on the RMIT University website about how to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit/he

If you have a long-term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the Program Manager or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more. 

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Work integrated learning

RMIT is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with workplace experience. As a student enrolled in this RMIT University program you will:

  • undertake and be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate your professional or vocational practice
  • interact with industry and community when undertaking these activities
  • complete these activities in real work contexts or situations
  • have the opportunity to undertake a work placement at a relevant disaster management or international development organisation or NGO as part of the ‘Industry Project’ subject

and in addition

  • these interactions and the work contexts provide distinctive sources of feedback to you to assist your learning.

Any or all of these aspects of a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) experience may be simulated.

The designated WIL course in this program is:

ARCH1493 Industry Project (Implementation)

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Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following: All courses listed may not be available each semester.
 

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Year One of Program:

Stage A - Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Disaster, Design, and Development 24 ARCH3340 City Campus
Industry Project (Research) 12 ARCH1454 City Campus
Shelter and Settlements in Disasters and Development 24 ARCH3339 City Campus
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Real-World Strategies and Solutions 12 ARCH3338 City Campus
AND
Select and Complete Two (2) Courses from the Program Option List below:
AND
Stage B - Complete the following One (1) Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Industry Project (Implementation) (24cp) 24 ARCH1493 City Campus
AND
Select and Complete Two (2) Courses from the Program Option list below. You may choose both courses from the Program Option list or One (1) Course from the Program Option list and One (1) University Elective.

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Industry Engagement for Disaster Design and Development 12 ARCH1480 City Campus
Communication for Social Change 12 COMM2083 City Campus
Disasters and Humanitarian Assistance 12 SOCU2234 City Campus
Urbanisation Issues in the Asia-Pacific Region 12 ARCH1265 City Campus
Post Disaster Project Management 12 BUIL1268 City Campus
International Regeneration Workshop 12 EXTL1533 City Campus
Intercultural Knowledges and Practices 12 HUSO2378 City Campus
International Law for Development 12 HUSO2320 City Campus
Global Urban Transitions: Processes and Outcomes 12 ARCH1488 City Campus
Social Impact Assessment and Community Engagement 12 ARCH1323 City Campus
Children in Development and Humanitarian Practice 12 HUSO2419 City Campus
University Postgrad Elective
 

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Program transition plan

From 2021, the program structure for MC251 Master of Disaster, Design and Development will change. Please note a summary of changes below:

(1) ARCH1440 Building Urban Resilience will no longer be offered.
(2) New core course ARCH3338 Sustainable Development Goals will commence delivery (Year one).
(3) ARCH3340 Disaster, Design and Development will be amended from 12 credit points to 24 credit points.
(4) ARCH3339 Shelter and Settlements in Disasters and Development will be amended from 12 credit points to 24 credit points.
(5) The number of program option courses required to be undertaken to complete this qualification will change from a minimum of 6 to a minimum of 4.

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