Disaster Management and Resilience in the Built Environment

10 Units

This course examines the impacts on the built environment of natural and human initiated disasters. This is done through the context of investigating the consequences and activities during the short, medium and long-term periods after the occurrence of a disaster. The role of the construction in supporting post disaster reconstruction and making the built environment resilient will be explored.

Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
School School of Architecture and Built Environment
Availability Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2018 (Distance Education - Callaghan)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Understand the theory and practice of emergency management
  2. Apply post-disaster project management principles and practices
  3. Apply post-disaster mitigation and sustainable re-development measures
  4. Present written and visual concepts and ideas.
  • Overview of emergency or disaster situations and the consequences in the built environment.
  • Existing theories and practices in disaster management.
  • Existing bodies that manage disaster situations.
  • The principles and process of post disaster reconstruction project management, including planning, organising, staffing and controlling a - project management team.
  • Stakeholder, knowledge management, communications management.
  • Mitigation thorough community consultation and engagement.
  • Sustainable economic, social and cultural redevelopment of the affected communities.
  • Ethics and social responsibility of redevelopment
  • This course replaces ARBE4321. If you have successfully completed ARBE4321 you cannot enrol in this course.
Replacing Course(s) This course replaces the following course(s): ARBE4321. Students who have successfully completed ARBE4321 are not eligible to enrol in ARBE4302.
Assumed Knowledge ARBE1102
Assessment Items
  • Report: Professional Report
  • Proposal / Plan: Project Plan
  • Written Assignment: Disaster Scenario
  • Journal: Online Journal

Contact Hours

Callaghan and Distance Education - Callaghan


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Distance learning students will receive equivalent instruction through online or other distance education strategies.


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 10 Weeks

Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for ARBE4302
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