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Disaster Preparedness Mitigation and Management (DPMM)

School of Engineering and Technology | School of Environment Resources and Development | Department of Development and Sustainability

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Disaster Preparedness Mitigation and Management – recent intense occurrences of disasters all over the earth leading to massive loss of life and destruction of infrastructure have grabbed the attention of the world. Receiving less attention is disaster risk management – the know-how to prepare for such disasters and to reduce their effects. The academicians and practitioners at AIT, and its partner institutions are determined to contribute more toward bringing this know-how to disaster managers and engineers. The aim of this academic program is to instill the necessary interdisciplinary capacities to manage and minimize the effects of disasters in people on the front lines of disaster response and applicants with engineering, architecture, natural and social science, as well as management backgrounds. 



  • Disaster Risk Reduction Resilience
  • Community Based DRR
  • Risk-Knowledge Networking
  • Economics of Disasters
  • Multi-hazard Risk Assessment
  • Earthquake Disaster
  • Floods and Droughts
  • Disaster Risk Governance
  • Early Warning System
  • GIS and Remote Sensing for DRR



This program is designed for those with interest in disaster-related activities. Students can transfer the credits to professional masters or regular master degree program in DPMM as well as to programs in appropriate fields of study. Bachelor’s degree is the minimum requirement of the course.

  • Professional Master’s Degree

Those who are currently working in disaster-related institutions, and would like to expand their knowledge base to meet the present and future performance challenges are the target group of this degree. Credits earned in this degree can be transferred to regular master degree program in DPMM if the requirements are met.

  • Master’s Degree

The target groups of Master’s Degree Program are those who are looking for a career in disaster preparedness, mitigation and management, along with the faculty and staff of universities and research institutions. After completing the Master’s Program, students have the advantage of doing further studies in the doctoral program in DPMM.

  • Doctoral Degree

Faculty and staff of universities, researchers, senior staff of government and international agencies, and NGOs/INGOs are the appropriate candidates for this program.


List of courses
CourseCourse TitleCreditsRemarkSemester
IN84.01Managing Disasters3RequiredFall
IN84.02Remote Sensing and GIS for Disaster Mitigation3GeneralFall
IN84.03Climate Hazards and Early Warning Systems3GeneralSpring
IN84.04Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction and Management – Theory and Practice3RequiredSpring
IN84.05Disaster Governance, Policy and Risk Management3GeneralSpring
IN84.06Disaster Response and Emergency Management3GeneralSpring
IN84.11Mitigation of Earthquake Disasters3GeneralSpring
IN84.12Floods and Droughts3GeneralSpring
IN84.31Human Conflicts and Humanitarian Emergency Management3GeneralSpring
IN84.9007API Course in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance2GeneralFall
IN84.9008Multi-stakeholder Engagement for Disaster Risk Reduction1GeneralFall
IN84.9009Economics of Disasters1GeneralFall
IN84.9010Multi-hazard Risk Assessment: Methods, Tools, and Techniques2RequiredFall
IN84.9011Disaster Risk Management and Governance2GeneralSpring
IN84.9012Early Warning Systems and Climate Hazards2GeneralSpring