Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Disaster Management Studies

The Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Disaster Management is a four year full time programme and the third year being industrial attachment

Entry Requirements

To qualify for normal entry to Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Disaster Management  at Bindura University of Science Education, a prospective student must satisfy the Entry Regulations specified in the General Regulations and must also meet the following requirements:

  • Have obtained a Pass at “A” Level in Geography and any other “A” level subject.
  • Have five ‘O’ Levels, including English Language and Mathematics passed with at least a grade C.
  • Special Entry and Mature Entry admission shall be in accordance with the General Regulations.

Structure of Programme

Part I
EC 101                   Economic Principles 1
HS 101                   HIV/AIDS Education
CS 101                   Introduction to Computer Science
DG 102                 Statistics for Development Practitioners
DG 103                  Social Studies
DG 104                  Agrarian Studies
DG 107                 Cultural Systems
EC107                    Economic Principles 2
PC103                    Communication Skills
PC108                    Citizenship Education and Conflict Transformation
DG110                   Environmental Systems
DG112                   Map Interpretation
DG113                   Introduction to Demography
DDG101                Introduction to Disaster and Development Studies               

Part II
DG201                   Development Economics
DG214                   Project Development and Management 1
DDG201                Introduction to Geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensing
DDG202                Development Communication
DDG203                Remote Sensing
DDG204                Early Warning Systems
DDG205                Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery
DDG206                Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction
DDG207                Risk Assessment Techniques
DDG208                Disaster and Development Theories and Approaches
DDG209                Disaster and Development Research Techniques
DDG210                Geographical Information Systems               

Part III 
DDG300                Industrial Attachment
DDG370                Research Project            

Part IV
DG 409                  Project Development and Management 2
DG 411                 Disaster and Development
DG 414                 Environmental Impact Assessment
DDG401                Gender, Children and Disabilities in Disaster Risk Reduction
DDG402                Disaster Risk Reduction and Development Planning
DDG403                Public Health Systems and Approaches in Disaster Risk Reduction
DDG404                Food Security Systems and Approaches in Disaster Risk Reduction
DDG405                Climate Change Adaptations
DDG406                Rural and Urban Livelihoods and Disaster Risk Reduction
DDG407                Policy, Legislation and Disaster Management
ESP 404                 Occupational Safety and Health Management