Short-term Certified Professional Training in Disaster Risk

Training Course
Other organizer:
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Malaysian University of Technology (UTM)
25 Sep 2017 - 22 Jun 2018
Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)


Disaster managers today are demanded to plan and implement evidence-based disaster risk management and risk reduction measures for building resilience of their communities and countries for sustainable development.

Intended Audience

This short-term Certified Professional Training (CPT) is administered under the Master of Disaster Risk Management (MDRM) program initiated by Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT) of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) in Kuala Lumpur for working students or anyone interested in building their knowledge and skills in a particular DRM issue.

What's Included

Characteristic of CPT program

This programme is supported by the DRM sub-committee of the Japanese University Consortium (JUC) that includes lectures by prominent DRM experts from Tsukuba University, Kyoto University, Kyushu University, Yamaguchi University, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Kanazawa University, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention (NIED), International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management (ICHARM) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

Offered Courses (2017/2018)

  • Integrated Disaster Management (25 September-6 October 2017)

  • Disaster Data Management and Forecasting (16-27 October 2017)

  • Emergency Response Planning and Communication (20 November-1 December 2017)

  • Recovery and Reconstruction Management (18-29 December 2017)

  • Control Measures and Mitigation Planning (3-17 January 2018)

  • Geohazard Information for Disaster Risk Assessment (February 2018)

  • River Systems and Management (March 2018)

  • Flood Forecasting and Hazard Mapping (April 2018)

  • Disaster Education and Preparedness for Social Resilience (May 2018)

  • Healthcare in Emergencies and Rehabilitation (June 2018)

Course Options

Depending on time availability, CPT students have options to take full course (2 weeks per course) or to attend lecture sessions given by Japanese lecturers (2-3 days). Students who complete the full course will get 3 credits that can be accumulated over a period of 3 years to pursue a Master degree. Students who attend the 2-3 days session will be certified for Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

How to Register

Applications are accepted throughout the year, but dependent on the course schedule above. Registration for professional courses are open throughout the year, but offered as according to MDRM programme schedule of core courses and elective courses.

Online registration is available here.


Fees are RM 2,500 per full course (2 weeks) and RM 1,300 per 2-3 days session by Japanese lecturers.

Further details of the courses, application and fees can be found here.

Further Information

About Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT)

MJIIT, an initiative by Malaysian and Japanese governments, aims to provide Japanese style engineering education blended with Malaysia distinctiveness for sustainable industry and society. Its goal is to lead in academic and research excellence in Electronics, Precision, Environmental & Green Engineering and Management of Technology.

The Disaster Management Programme is the newest program of MJIIT. 

About Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur (KL) is a vibrant multi-cultural metropolis that has various cultural and educational events throughout the year. Within an hour, people can enjoy beautiful mountain ranges or white sandy beaches for short holidays. KL is also one of the major hubs in Southeast Asia that have easy access to other attractive destinations in the region.


Dr. Aznah Binti Nor Anuar Senior Lecturer Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Center (DPPC) Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT) Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Jalan Sultan Yahya Petra, 54100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia H/P: +603 2203 1579 E-mail: 

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