Department of Civil Engineering

Disaster Management - CE599

Credits : 2

Prerequisites : -

Compulsory/Optional : Optional

To impart knowledge on fundamentals of disaster risk management including the origin, occurrence, and mitigation of natural and man-made hazards, and to emphasize the importance of sustainable development.
Intended Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the course, the students should be able to;

  1. Describe the origin, occurrence and mitigation of natural and man-made hazards.
  2. Explain elements of disaster management, the disaster management cycle and the importance of sustainable development.
  3. Describe methods of hazard, vulnerability and risk assessment.
  4. Develop an emergency management plan.
  5. Use basic GIS and RS tools in disaster risk analysis and management.
Course content/Course description
  1. Elements of disaster management
  2. Risk assessment and management
  3. Geological hazards: Landslides, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions - origin, occurrence, and mitigation
  4. Coastal hazards: Tsunamis, storm surges, erosion & sedimentation - origin, occurrence, and mitigation
  5. Hydrological and meteorological hazards: Floods, droughts, cyclones, tornadoes, tropical storms, lightning - origin, occurrence and mitigation
  6. Anthropogenic hazards: Nuclear hazards, oil and toxic material spills and other industrial hazards, pollution, climate change/global warming, terror, over-population
  7. Fire hazards
  8. Application of GIS & RS in disaster management
  9. Emergency management
Time Allocation Hours
Lectures 26
Tutorials -
Practical -
Assignments/Project 08
Assessment Percentage Marks
Tutorials/Quizzes/Assignments/Course Work 40
End-semester 60

Department of Civil Engineering