Master’s and Doctoral Degrees in Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation and Management

Asian Institute of Technology - Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation and Management Program
Thailand
  • Type
    University programme
  • Level
    Masters
Location

Pathumthani

Description

The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) is an international English-speaking postgraduate institution, focusing on engineering, environment, and management studies. AIT’s rigorous academic, research, and experiential outreach programs prepare graduates for professional success and leadership roles in Asia and beyond.

Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation and Management (DPMM) at Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) was started in August 2008 with a focus on innovation. AIT being located at the center of this region provides a strategic insight into what happens in the world of disasters and development.

The main objective of this interdisciplinary academic program is to train and create professionals for serving their respective countries, regional, national and international organizations, universities and research institutions particularly in disaster management or related organizations engaged in disaster risk reduction. DPMM graduates will find a career path/growth in the area of disaster and development.

Preferred Background of Students

Master’s Degree (48 credits) 4 semesters / 22 months

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 doctoral program in DPMM.

The minimum entry requirement for this degree is a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university. Total credit requirement of this course is 48 credits which include 24 credits of course work and 24 credits of thesis research. It is 22 months’ academic program distributed in 4 semesters.

One-Year Master Curriculum Structure (30 credits)

One-Year Master requires a total of 30 credits coursework that may include 6 credits of special studies.

Professional Master's Degree (30 credits) 2 Semesters + Inter-semester / 12 Month

Those who are currently working in professional organisations, and would like to expand their knowledge base to meet the present and future performance challenges are the target group of this degree. The entry requirement is a Bachelor’s degree plus 3 years of work experience. Professional Master requires a total of 30 credits that comprise a minimum of 24 credits of coursework and 6 credits of project work. This is 12 months’ academic program distributed in 2 semesters and an internship.

Doctoral Degree (84 credits) 7 semesters / 42 months

Post Graduate Student, Faculty and staff of universities, researchers, senior staff of government and international agencies, and NGOs/INGOs are the appropriate candidates for this program. They can have better career opportunities after the completion of this degree. Students must possess a master’s degree with 3.25/4 CGPA for the enrolment. Total credit requirement for the doctoral program is 84 which includes 12 credits of coursework and doctoral dissertation 72 credits.

Post-Graduate Certificate (3- 12 Credits) 1 Semester / 5 Months

This program is designed for those with interest in disaster related professional 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. The Post-graduate Certificate may vary from 3 -12 credits. # Internships Internships are a must for our Professional Master’s Students. We also encourage all our students to do internships so that they can have exposure to disaster related issues in the practical level.

Flexible Master’s Option

The “Flexible Master’s Option” is a new alternative to our traditional “On-campus Master Option” to conduct Master studies at AIT. Students will receive the same degree and the same academic requirements apply as the program offered in our regular “On-campus Option”. Students are allowed to do almost all coursework online via AIT’s Hybrid Mode of Instruction (Certain programs may require a lab on campus). Alternative to the online option, If the student wishes, he/she can also attend the physical classes at AIT campus. https://set.ait.ac.th/ait-flexible-master-option/

Flexible PhD Option

The “Flexible PhD Option” is a new alternative to our traditional “On-campus PhD Option” to conduct PhD studies at AIT. It is applicable to selected programs at 3 Schools. Students will receive the same degree and the same academic requirements apply as the program offered in our regular “On-campus Option”. Students can do almost all coursework online via AIT’s Hybrid Mode of Instruction (Certain programs may require a lab and research work on campus). https://www.ait.ac.th/programs/new-flexible-phd-option/

Deadline for application

The AIT academic year consists of two semesters: January and August. The deadlines of applications for admissions and financial aid (Scholarships) are as follows:

August Semester Intake

• 29 February 2021 is the deadline for HM King’s and Queen’s, and GMS scholarships.

• 31 March 2021 is the deadline for other Scholarships (i.e. ADB-JSP, Kurita, Bangchak: Master and Doctoral and others).

• 10 June 2021 is the deadline for AIT Scholarships including RTG Fellowships.

• 30 June 2021 is the deadline for overseas applicants, requiring educational visa.

• 25 July 2021 is for other applicants.

January Semester Intake

• 30 November 2021 is the deadline for overseas applicants, requiring educational visa.

• 24 December 2021 is for other applicants.

Target audience

The program is designed for professionals:

  • Looking for a career in disaster preparedness, mitigation and management

  • Currently working in disaster related institutions

  • Administrators, managers and policy makers of local and national governments

  • NGO and donor agency workers

  • Employees of disaster related units/divisions of international organizations and foundations

  • Academic faculty and staff in Asian universities

  • Educators and researchers in disaster related areas
Admission requirement

Applicants with engineering, architecture, natural and social sciences, and management backgrounds are eligible to apply for this program. Those with backgrounds in relevant fields of study or work experiences will be given priority for selection.

Please note that admission to AIT requires proof of English language proficiency such as certificate of English as medium of instruction or test scores of TOEFL, TOEIC, CU-TEP, etc. Proof of English may be submitted within a month after the application deadline. For more information about Admission Eligibility, click here https://www.ait.ac.th/admissions/eligibility/

Frequency

Bi-annual

Language

English

Application procedure

Applying to a graduate study at AIT is only a 3-step process.

1. Check Eligibility: Check if you are eligible to apply to the degree programs being offered by AIT here

2. Explore Scholarships: Explore if you are interested in applying for financial aid clicking here

3. APPLY: Apply using the online system.

Scholarship

Royal Thai Government Scholarships (RTG), Doctoral and Master’s level non-binding scholarships for Thai applicants and other Asian countries. The scholarships provide an opportunity for students of diverse backgrounds from all countries in Asia to study and conduct research work together in the truly International environment at AIT and to build a good foundation for International understanding among people of Asia. For more information about RTG, click here

Deadline: 29 February 2021

Asian Development Bank-Japan Scholarship Program (ADB-JSP), ADB-JSP scholarships are awarded at designated institutions (DIs) in the Asia and Pacific region for studies in economics, business and management, science and technology and other development-related fields. For more information about ADB-JSP, click here https://www.ait.ac.th/admissions/scholarships/asian-development-bank-japan-scholarship-program/

Deadline: 31 March 2021

AIT Scholarships / Fellowships, AIT scholarships are awarded to selected applicants depending on their qualifications and merit, and is very competitive. They cover a part (or full) of the credit fees (tuition) only.  Applicants should find other sources to pay for registration fees, accommodation fees or living expenses.

• RTG Fellowships for Master's and Doctoral Programs

• AIT Scholarships for Master's and Doctoral Programs

Deadline: 10 June 2021

Tuition and cost

Click here to know more about the tuition and fee structure (In Thai Baht).

Deadline

2021-02-28

Contact

For further information, please contact:
Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation and Management (DPMM)
Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)
P.O. Box 4, Klong Luang, Pathumthani 12120
Bangkok, THAILAND

DPMM Office: Room No. E236, SERD Building, Second Floor
Tel: (+66) (2) 524-6430
E-mail: dpmm@ait.ac.th; dpmm@ait.asia; dpmm.ait@gmail.com
AIT website: http://www.ait.ac.th/
DPMM website: http://dpmm.ait.ac.th/wp/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DPMM.AIT?ref=tn_tnmn & http://www.facebook.com/pages/httpdpmmaitacth/358685499750
Linkedin: Find us in DPMM, AIT

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