POST-GRADUATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMME

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA DEGREE PROGRAMME IN DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT STUDIES.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Candidates for admission into the Postgraduate Diploma Degree in Disaster Risk Management and Development Studies should possess the following requirements:

i. Five ‘O’ Level credit passes including English and Mathematics and any of Geography, Biology and Agric Science plus any two    subjects.

ii. Minimum of Third Class Bachelor’s Degree in Sciences, Social Sciences, Medicine, Agriculture, Forestry, Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Town Planning etc from recognized Institutions.

iii. Minimum of Lower Credit pass in Higher National Diploma (HND) with at least 3 years of working experience in relevant fields.

iv. Evidence of National Youth Service (NYSC) discharged Certificate or exemption letter.)

DURATION OF THE PROGRAMME
The duration of the PGD programme is a minimum of 18 months (Three Semesters). This is made up of two semesters of course work and one semester of project writing.

REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION
All candidates are expected to take and pass a minimum of 43 units of course work. These must include 22 credit units of compulsory (core) courses, 6 credit units of project work and 15 credit units of electives. The grading system is free fall i.e. pass mark is graded from A to E while F is a failed grade.

Summary of Requirement for Graduation

Course work

Course category

Total Course Units

Total Required

Compulsory (core) Courses

22 units

22 units

Electives

19 units

15 units

Project work

Compulsory

06 units

06 units

 

Total

47

43 units

 

 COURSE STRUCTURE

S.NO
Course Code
Course Title
Units
Compulsory Courses
1
DRM 611
Concepts and Typologies of Disaster
3
2
DRM 612
Disaster Planning and Management
3
3
DRM 613
Hazard, Risk and Disaster Damage Assessments
3
4
DRM 614
Seminar
2

Total

11

Elective Courses

5

DRM 615

Fire Prevention and control

2

6

DRM 616

Disaster Victim management

3

7

DRM 617

Disaster Rescue operations

3

8

DRM 618

Hydro- disaster and flood management

2

Total

10

S.NO

Course Code

Course Title

Units

Compulsory Courses

1

DRM 621

Disaster Economics

3

2

DRM 622

Research Methods in Disaster Studies

3

3

DRM 623

Remote sensing and GIS applications in disaster management

3

4

DRM 624

Field work

2

Total

11

Elective Courses

5

DRM 625

Disaster and public Health Management

3

6

DRM 626

EIA and Disaster Management Laws in Nigeria

2

7

DRM 627

Community Based Approaches to Disaster Risk Management

2

8

DRM 628

Institutional and Policy Framework for  Disaster Management in Nigeria

2

Total

9

 

 

S./No

Course Code

Course Title

Units

1

DRM 631

Project

6

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