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Transition your career into the humanitarian sector

Undertake a degree with a flexible structure that combines online learning and face-to-face intensives with leaders from industry, suited to students still working full-time.


Where can MoDDD take you?

“MoDDD has transformed my career. I have been working with UNCHR, camp planning for Bhutanese refugees in Nepal.”
David Anderson, MoDDD graduate


Become a leader in the humanitarian sector

“RMIT’s MoDDD degree is critical to the global shelter sector in addressing complex design and planning tasks needed to rebuild physical and social infrastructure, before and after a disaster.”
Brett Moore, Shelter and Settlements Chief, UNHCR

About our Program

The Master of Disaster, Design and Development (MoDDD) is Australia’s leading post graduate degree for students wanting to transition their careers into the disaster management and humanitarian sectors.


Working with industry experts you will develop interdisciplinary skills to rebuild communities impacted by disaster, poverty and displacement.

What is MoDDD?

Why MoDDD?

Develop cross-disciplinary skills

Students from diverse backgrounds – from social science, engineering, design, architecture, communication and health – will learn systems and design thinking skills to address problems in disaster management and relief, humanitarian architecture, climate change adaptation and urban resilience.

Manage work-life balance

MoDDD provides you with a range of flexible study options to suit local, interstate and international students. These include online learning modules, face-to-face intensive workshops with industry professionals and optional international field trips to Vietnam and South America.

Work with industry experts

MoDDD was developed in close collaboration with leaders in the humanitarian sector, including the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), World Vision International, UN-Habitat and UNHCR; who all remain active within the program.

Study in a prestigious university

MoDDD sits within the renowned school of Architecture at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. By enrolling in the MoDDD degree, you will become part of a world-leading Architecture & Urban Design school, ranked 26th in the latest QS world university ranking.

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