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Qualification: MSc in Analysis and management of manmade and natural disasters. Fire Officers School of the Hellenic Fire Academy - Technological Educational Institute of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace.

MSc in Analysis and management of manmade and natural disasters. Fire Officers School of the Hellenic Fire Academy - Technological Educational Institute of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace.

Qualification Information

Following graduation, the students shall have specialized knowledge and understanding on the following subjects, which they may put to use in their operation and in practice: Management of Risks, Crises, and Disasters (Disasters and the Environment, Aspects of Disasters, Risk perception and assessment), Social and Financial Consequences of Disasters (Adjustment to Disasters, Disasters and Social – Financial Systems), Natural Processes, Risks and Disasters (Geological Disasters, Torrent – River Flooding, Coastal Disasters, Landslides, Earthquakes, Volcanic Activity, Climate Changes, Weather Disaster, Wildfires (Rural and Forest fires). Environmental Risks and Technological Disasters [Environmental Risks, Technological Disasters, Chemical – Biological – Radiological – Nuclear (CBRN) Threats]; Treatment of electrical – mechanical disasters, Treatment of the spread of oil spills and fires caused by the burning of hydrocarbons, Technical Interventions for the Mitigation of Risk (Identification of Conventional and Historical Monuments, Structure Analysis, Structure Assessment, Technical Structures in case of Earthquake, Works for Mitigating and Diverting Floods, Measures for Protection against Fires (Civil – Forest fires, Protection regulations and works, Medical Planning), Principles of Geoinformatics for Disaster Management (Earth Observation Space Systems, Global Positioning Systems, Geographic Information Systems), EU Civil Protection Mechanism.

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Qualification's Type

MASTER’S DEGREE (METAPTYCHIAKO DIPLOMA EIDIKEFSIS)

Education Sector

Higher education

Purpose

Basic

Duration

3 semesters 

Τhe Postgraduate Studies Programme is offered by the Hellenic Fire Officers School of the Hellenic Fire Academy, in collaboration with the Technical Educational Institute of East Macedonia and Thrace, and specifically the Department of Engineering of Oil & Natural Gas Technology and of Mechanical Engineering of Technological Education, the Department of Electrical Engineering of Technological Education, the Department of Business Administration, and the Department of Forestry and Management of the Natural Environment.  This is a single title, granted in common by both institutions. 
The purpose of the Postgraduate Studies Programme is to train suitable executives of the Fire Brigade, along with executives of Civil Protection in modern methods for dealing with risks stemming from natural and anthropogenic disasters.  In particular, the objective is to provide training through innovative procedures and methods on the Management of Risks, Crises, and Disasters (Disasters and the Environment, Aspects of Disasters, Risk perception and assessment), Social and Financial Consequences of Disasters (Adjustment to Disasters, Disasters and Social – Financial Systems), Natural Processes, Risks and Disasters (Geological Disasters, Torrent – River Flooding, Coastal Disasters, Landslides, Earthquakes, Volcanic Activity, Climate Changes, Weather Disaster, Wildfires (Rural and Forest fires). Environmental Risks and Technological Disasters [Environmental Risks, Technological Disasters, Chemical – Biological – Radiological – Nuclear (CBRN) Threats]; Treatment of electrical – mechanical disasters, Treatment of the spread of oil spills and fires caused by the burning of hydrocarbons, Technical Interventions for the Mitigation of Risk (Identification of Conventional and Historical Monuments, Structure Analysis, Structure Assessment, Technical Structures in case of Earthquake, Works for Mitigating and Diverting Floods, Measures for Protection against Fires (Civil – Forest fires, Protection regulations and works, Medical Planning), Principles of Geoinformatics for Disaster Management (Earth Observation Space Systems, Global Positioning Systems, Geographic Information Systems), EU Civil Protection Mechanism.  The courses provided are the following: • Methodology for research and writing dissertations • Analysis and management of risks, crises, and disasters • Natural disasters and risks I• Principles of geoinformatics for managing disasters  • The human factor in the management of risks, crises, and disasters• Financial consequences of risks, crises and disasters• Natural disasters and risks II• Technological disasters and environmental risks• Treatment and management of fires in electromechanical facilities and fires from accidents in mass transit• Treatment against the spreading of oil spills and fires caused by the burning of hydrocarbons• Intervention techniques in order to manage natural disasters and risks • Use of new technologies in training against risks and disasters

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NQF Level: 
7
Awarding body: 

FIRE SERVICE ACADEMY: a. School of Junior Fire Officers. b. School of Senior Fire Officers. c. School of Fire Officers. d. Training and Further Education School. e. National Civil Protection School.

Awarding body contact info: 

32, Matsa St., 14564 K. Kifissia, P.B. 51237, Phone Centre: 210-6265100,  Fax: 210-6265231, Email: akadimia@psnet.gr

National occupation classification: 

ISCO 08

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In a constantly evolving world, where the latest technologies become a part on a daily basis not only of research facilities but also of the Public Agencies, in the private sector, and in the Security Forces and in the Armed Forces, every individual serving in one of these sectors has a duty to follow them, enriching their theoretical and practical knowledge and skills.  This Postgraduate Studies Programme, having numerous innovative, at a national level, educational tools and laboratories, such as a Control Room equipped with emergency risk simulators, on-shore and off-shore oil platform training, the use of augmented reality techniques in firefighting operations, interventions, evacuations, etc. provide students with all modern assets (unique at a national level) to cope with their service needs and claim with increased qualifications the improvement of their employment post and further their career.

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Access requirements: 

Access to this type of qualification have those who hold a Bachelor Degree (level 6). The selection of graduate students is mainly based on the following criteria: the overall grade of the Bachelor Degree, the grades in undergraduate courses that are relevant with the subjects of the Master’s program, the performance in thesis, where is foreseen at the undergraduate level and any research activity of the candidate. The detailed application of the above mentioned criteria, the definition of additional criteria or the conducting of examinations and interviews, the results of which are taken into account in the selection, are determined by decision of the relevant Department.
Holders of such qualifications gain access to study programmes at the same level or at level 8.

Ways to acquire: 

Qualifications of this type are acquired via formal education.