This degree offers you unique and flexible study pathways in the humanitarian and development sectors via:
- online learning - a majority of classes will be completed online, meaning students can complete the course from anywhere in the world.
- face-to-face delivery - intensive seminars and workshops are held twice yearly in Melbourne, Australia. Attendance at these is optional.
- field trips - option to undertake international field trips.
You will complete 5 core courses as part of your studies.
- Disaster Design and Development
- Shelter and Settlements
- Building Urban Resilience
- Industry Project (Research)
- Industry Project (Implementation)
You can then choose from a range of electives from across RMIT University in Project Management, International Development or Media and Communication. A number of elective subjects in this degree are also delivered online by partner universities, including UIC (Barcelona) and Oxford Brookes. These subjects have been included for you to develop an individual course structure that is tailored to your area of future career specialisation.
Assessment will include a range of online and optional face-to-face collaborative tasks, as well as individual tasks including projects, reports, presentations, and you can expect to receive peer or industry review. Projects, reports and presentations will be directly related to industry specific needs and will involve working in collaboration with community agencies and industry practitioners.
If you have already developed areas of skill and knowledge included in this degree (for example, through prior studies or work experience), you can apply for credit.
Blended learning options
Courses offered as part of blended learning programs include a meaningful blend of online, on-campus, and workplace based learning tailored to the type of study you undertake. This learning is active, prioritising tasks that involve exploration and development of skills and knowledge through interaction and engagement.
Online aspects provide positive benefits such as flexibility and adaptability using digital activities and materials, while also strengthening the interaction and connection with timetabled and on-campus experiences such as tutorials, practicals, or workshops.