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Undergraduate subject

Environmental Hazards and Disasters

13 October 2023
Environmental Hazards and Disasters examines the earth science systems that lead to natural disaster events.


Environmental Hazards and Disasters


Through this major, you will get the chance to analyse disasters like earthquakes, floods, and volcanic activity to reduce their risk and impact.

You will put into practise disaster management and response plans through extensive field studies around Te Waipounamu South Island.


Environmental Hazards and Disasters

What will my study involve?

  • Examine the issues caused by sudden, extreme changes to the environment and communities.
  • Through case studies, lab, field studies, and work experience, you will learn to analyse information relevant to an actual hazard or disaster situation.
  • Use modern tools like geospatial analysis and GIS to map out disaster effects, forecast data, and create response plans.
  • The Bachelor of Environmental Science with Honours is accredited by the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ) to deliver environmental practitioners for roles in industry, government, education, research, and the community.

Environmental Hazards and Disasters

Career opportunities

Your studies will give you technical skills in data modelling and assessment, in addition to understanding the science behind disasters and hazards.

Career pathways could include:

  • crisis and emergency response
  • urban resilience planning
  • geospatial mapping
  • government and policy.

Find out more about what you can do with a degree in Environmental Science.

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