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MS Disaster Management









Our Strengths


  • Military College of Engineering (MCE), Risalpur, Alma Mater of Army Corps of Engineers that has always played a major role in Disaster Management at national level
  • MCE, a constituent college of National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) – a leading university 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 Management
  • Chairman NDMA agreed to provide patronage and funding for research in area of 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).


Although Pakistan has started institutionalized training and education at national level by establishing disaster management centres but no MS program in Disaster Management could be launched by any of the institution of the country. NUST a leading university of the country once again took initiative and launched vertically tiered Post Graduate (PG) programs in Disaster Management in MCE (a constituent college of NUST located at Risalpur) from August 2012. NUST has recently 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.


Admission of 23 students with variety of backgrounds ranging from engineering to business administration and basic/social sciences in the first year shows the popularity and success of newly launched programs.

We thank Allah Almighty for guiding us to serve our nation to the best of our abilities.



Courses Offered

Se​r Code Description Cr Hr
1 DME-801 Fundamentals of Disaster Management  3
2 DM-801 Policies, Planning and Strategies for
Disaster Management
3 DM-802 Disaster Vulnerabilities and Risk Assessment 3
4 DM-803 Disaster Risk Reduction and Preparedness 3
5 DM-804 Disaster Response and Recovery  3
Elective Courses (Any Three)
1 DME-802 GIS and Remote Sensing for Disaster
Mapping and Management
2 DME-832 Climate Change, Weather Forecasting and
Early Warning System
3 DM-811 Community Based Disaster Risk Management  3
4 DM-812 Environmental Framework on Disaster 3
5 DM-821 Earthquake Disaster Assessment and Mitigation   3
6 DM-831 Flood Hazard Assessment and Remediation  3
7 DM-832 Complex Humanitarian Emergency Management  3
8 DM-833 Public and Mental Health Aspects of Disaster Management, Psychotraum Consequent to Disaster  3



​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 will be offered every year in August. Admission process will commence in April. Details are provided at


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.


Educational Objectives

  • To develop the understandings of disasters, disaster management and mitigation.
  • To familiarize the graduates with national, regional and international disaster risk management policies, protocols, and strategies.
  • To develop the capability to analyze, plan, manage, and implement effective responses for natural and anthropogenic (man-made) disasters.
  • To make the graduates capable to make risk and vulnerabilities assessments within the national, provincial and local level framework.
  • To develop sense of learning from the previous disasters and incorporating the lessons learnt in the disaster risk management plans.
  • To conduct research in disaster and emergency management to develop advance techniques and management approaches.






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Dr Sarfraz Ali

PhD Mining (Rock Mechanics)



Dr Naeem Shahzad

MS Envmt Engg



Dr Arshad Ali

PhD Envmt Engg




Dr Aqeel Ahmed

PhD Str Engg 



Dr Wasim Irshad Ul Haq Kayani

PhD Tn Engg



Dr M Maqbool Sadiq Awan

PhD Str Engg



Dr Muhammad Irfan

PhD Tn Engg



Dr Kamran Akhtar

PhD Geo-Tech



Dr Mazhar Iqbal Arshad

PhD Geo-tech



Dr Anwaar Ahmed

PhD Tn Engg



Dr Muhammad Bilal Khurshid

PhD T​n Engg



Dr. Muhammad Rizwan

PhD Str Engg



Dr Sohail Malik

PhD Engg Mgmt



Dr Rai Waqas Azfar Khan

PhD Engg Mgmt



Dr M Shahid Siddique

PhD Str Engg



Dr Inam Ullah

PhD Tn Engg