There is a global increase in the frequency and severity of disasters. The forms and nature of disasters are also continually changing. The aftermath effects and impacts have gone beyond the acceptable threshold. Disasters have caused massive destruction of properties, deaths of people and animals and disruption of economies. It is now clear that in order to enhance sustainable development, knowledge about disasters as well as how to manage them is important

By the end of this programme, the learner should be able to:

  • State the nature of various disasters and how they impact communities.
  • Respond to, mitigate, prevent, and increase the coping ability of households and communities to be resilient in the context of disaster.
  • Apply theoretical and conceptual approaches to disaster management.
  • Carry out independent research in disaster management.
  • Understand the synergy between emergency development interventions’
  • Prepare students to have the core knowledge and skills needed to assume leadership in responding to the multifaceted demands of sustainable development in emergencies and in normal development tasks and activities.
  • Develop skills and techniques that are valuable and relevant to respond and aid policy makers, donors and agencies in designing and implementing better and more effective disaster risk reduction programmes.

Candidates have obtained a mean score of C (Plain) in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education and its equivalence. Admission may be granted to holders of Certificate in Disaster Management or related studies from Chuka University or any other institution recognized by Chuka University. Candidates who hold any degree are eligible for the Diploma in Disaster Management.

The Diploma in Disaster Management shall be covered in two (2) academic years or four (4) semesters and each semester has got 15 weeks. Students are also required to undergo a minimum of six-week field attachment by the end of their third semester. Student will be required to go for attachment for eight weeks after which they will write a report and will be supervised by a member of teaching staff. This will be graded 100%. To fulfil requirements for graduation, candidates must successfully complete 90 credit factors (C.F’s).

Full Time  Ksh -35,000 Tuition Fee only per Semester


Applications should be on official forms available at Tharaka University College in Gatunga; Non-refundable fee of KES 2,000 for postgraduate courses degree, and diploma programmes and KES 1,000 for certificate courses to be deposited in the following accounts:

Bank Name        Account Name:   Branch       Account Tharaka University


Co-operative      Fees   Collection  

Bank                     Account                 Chuka       0112972400000

Equity Bank        Fees   Collection   Chuka      021 0277753588


KCB Bank           Fees   Collection   Chuka       1240985967


How to Apply?

Reach out admission Office via 0721839583 or 0703684570