Emergency Management


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module adds to the knowledge obtained in Risk Management and Decision Making.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Students who complete the module:

Learning objectives


  • Have knowledge of the various stages of emergency management, mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery, and their mutual relation.
  • Understand methods for developing and implementing contingency plans.


  • Are able to identify possible emergency scenarios.
  • Are able to decide between different strategies in a given scenario.
  • Are able to apply appropriate methods within each stage of emergency management to a given scenario.


  • Are able to use correct professional terminology.
  • Can critically develop and evaluate contingency plans.

Type of instruction

Lectures, etc. supplemented with project work, workshops, presentation seminars.

Extent and expected workload

The module is 5 ECTS which is corresponding to 150 hours of study. 



Name of examEmergency Management
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Additional information

Module Coordinator: Associate Professor Dewan Ashan - dah@sam.sdu.dk - University of Southern Denmark - www.sdu.dk

Facts about the module

Danish titleHåndtering af nødsituationer
Module codeB-RSK-K3-11
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring and Autumn
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Technology (Risk and Safety Management)
Study BoardStudy Board of Built Environment
DepartmentDepartment of the Built Environment
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science