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Undergraduate | MAQ-PICX2013 | 2024

Crisis Management and Disaster Relief

Previously MAQ-PICX213

Course information for 2024 intake

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Determine the threats to, and vulnerabilities of, critical national infrastructure. Evaluate coordination efficacy between levels of government and public and private organisations in relation to natural disasters, chemical incidents and epidemics.

Study method
100% online
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Start dates
22 July 2024,
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Entry requirements
Prior study needed
18 weeks

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Crisis Management and Disaster Relief

About this subject

  • On successful completion of this subject, you will be able to:

    1. Explain the concept of resilience as it applies to national security, preparedness planning, crisis response and emergency management
    2. Identify key threats to and vulnerabilities of critical national infrastructure
    3. Apply risk analysis models to a range of crisis response options available to government or business organisations
    4. Prioritise resilience planning tasks in accordance with business continuity principles appropriate to private and public sector organisations
    5. Critically evaluate coordination mechanisms between levels of government, across public and private organisations and among private sector organisations
    6. Employ emergency management principles to assess the applicability of coordination methods for different crisis scenarios.

Entry requirements

Prior study

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

one of

Equivalent subjects

You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • MAQ-PICX213 (Not currently available)


50cp at 1000 level or above
NCCW (pre-2020 units)
PICT213, PICX213

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements -

    Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Bachelor of Security Studies

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Bachelor of Arts

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