Disaster Management and Resilience in the Built Environment

Course code ARBE4302Units 10Level 4000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Architecture and Built Environment

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.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Distance Education - CallaghanSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAt the completion of the course students will be able to:
- Understand the theory and practice of emergency management
- Apply post-disaster project management principles and practices
- Apply post-disaster mitigation and sustainable re-development measures
- Present written and visual concepts and ideas.
Content- 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
Replacing Course(s)This replaces an existing 20 credit course ARBE4321 Construction Integrated Project 6.
TransitionThe former ARBE4322 Facilities Management Theory and Practice course (20 units) has become ARBE4302 Disaster Management and Resilience in the Built Environment. (10 units) and ARBE4303 Facilities Management (10 units)
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeARBE1102
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
External Mode
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsCase Study
Email Discussion Group
Problem Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments1. A written academic piece of work (professional report) that addresses a problem of a disaster through the application of post-disaster project management principles.
2. Design of a post-disaster project plan addressing problems of post-disaster mitigation and re-development.
3. Maintenance of a fortnightly learning journal reflecting upon relevant literature and linking to the concepts covered in the course.
Case Scenario/PBL exercises4. Participation in a group disaster scenario in one of the following: a) real-time on campus, b) real-time in virtual space, or c) time-delayed in virtual space.
Contact HoursTutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 10 weeks
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for ARBE4302