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MS Disaster Management

Disasters have always been occurring throughout the history of mankind but the frequency of their occurrence in last two decades has forced the world to plan effective disaster mitigation and management to reduce the risks associated with these. Pakistan has experienced major disasters with intense frequency during last decade. Pakistan started working on formulation of its national disaster management policy after Kashmir Earthquake of 2005. Establishment of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and its subsidiary organizations at provincial and district level have brought the paradigm shift from relief oriented approach to prevention, mitigation, and preparedness, commonly referred as disaster risk management (DRM). This approach is being further refined by mainstreaming the disaster risk reduction (DRR).

MCE Risalpur started basic level training in 2007 under an international program for Enhancement of Emergency Response (PEER). Presently, MCE is organizing short courses in Disaster Management at Disaster Management Wing in collaboration with NDMA. Being a premier academic institution of NUST, a nodal point for national level training with its useful linkages with NDMA, and by virtue of its geological location at the juncture of multiple disaster-prone areas, MCE offers a unique opportunity to utilize its existing capacity for disaster management training as a pedestal for starting PG programs in disaster management in 2012. NUST has also signed a MoU with AIT Thailand for collaboration in Disaster Management which will help in making the program more useful and acceptable at international level.


 Our Strengths
  • Military College of Engineering (MCE), Alma Mater of Army Corps of Engineers that has always played a major role in Disaster Management at national level
  • Existing training facilities in Disaster Management
  • PhD qualified faculty from the World’s renowned universities in variety of disciplines
  • Qualified faculty in Disaster Management from  Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand
  • Collaboration and linkages with AIT, Thailand for Disaster ManagementChairman NDMA agreed to provide patronage and funding for research in area of Disaster Management ​

Programs Offered

  • PG Certificate of one semester duration or completion of nine credit hours (three courses of 3 credit hours each).
  • PG Diploma of two semester duration or completion of 18 credit hours (six courses of 3 credit hours each).
  • MS Degree of 1.5 year duration on completion of 24 credit hours of coursework and 6 credit hours of research work (eight courses of 3 credit hours each). Maximum time for completion of MS is five years.​​

(Students have option to graduate after completion of Certificate/Diploma or continue for the next degree)

Frequency of Offering

These programs are offered every year in August. Admission process commence in April. Details are provided here. 

Eligibility / Admission Criteria

In addition to the eligibility criteria as prescribed by NUST for its other MS programs, a candidate must possess sixteen years education degree in Arts / Science / Engineering recognized by PEC/HEC/ PCATP.