Head of the study: College Prof. Marinko Ogorec, Ph.D.
Professional title upon graduation: professional baccalaureus/baccalaurea engineer of Management in Crisis Situations
Abbreviation: bacc. ing. admin. chris.

Types of study: full-time and part-time study
Number of places: 60 full-time and 60 part-time

Management in Crisis Situations is a study programme intended for persons who make decisions and/or provide professional support to decision-makers in legal entities and units of local and regional administration, units of state administration, and particularly in the system of protection and rescue in the police and army. Disasters, as specific crisis situations, occur when accidents or crises caused by natural forces (floods, fires, earthquakes) or by human activities (environmental impact, terrorism, etc.) affect people to such an extent that the endangered population cannot control the flow of events and cannot successfully handle the imposed impacts, losses and damage. The frequency and seriousness of the disasters can be significantly reduced or their consequences alleviated if more attention is paid to forecasts, observations, planning methods of assisting and general preparedness for adequate response to crisis, i.e. disaster, should it occur.

The competences of experts who have graduated from this study programme include planning and implementation of preventive measures in order to prevent and alleviate the consequences of crises or disasters in enterprises or the environment in general, and providing professional assistance and coordination of professional teams and equipment in the crisis or disaster aftermath.

The following schematic presentation shows some of the basic tasks and activities in the process of managing crisis situations.


The practical part of the education of this study programme is performed in cooperation with the relevant institutions of state administration (e.g. National Protection and Rescue Directorate, ministries, counties, cities and districts), in legal entities of special interest and importance for the protection and rescue (Public fire brigades, Centre 112, Emergency medical service, Croatian Red Cross, Search and rescue service at the sea, Croatian mountain rescue service, etc.), and in other big companies and institutions that cooperate with TU Velika Gorica.


LO label Learning outcomes description
UKU1 Explain the national security system and the basic principles of civil protection
UKU2 Apply the security system objectives, as well as approaches and procedures related to security issues
UKU3 Define the fundamental purpose of crisis management, as well as appropriate crisis management methods and procedures
UKU4 Explain the fundamental issues related to the environmental protection and waste management, as well as prevention and protection in the production, storage and transportation of hazardous substances
UKU5 Apply risk assessment methodology along with keeping required records
UKU6 Plan studies and action plans for crisis situation exercises, and designing crisis management exercises
UKU7 Create civil protection documents
UKU8 Manage activities of a multidisciplinary team in crises using acquired communication skills
UKU9 Analyse different assumptions, approaches, results and procedures in security issues
UKU10 Present their own attitudes, solutions, projects and ideas on crisis management issues
UKU11 Use information systems and technology for planning, monitoring and communication in resolving crisis situations


Curriculum of Management in Crisis Situations study

Obligatory courses:

Elective courses:

Environmental geo-chemistry
Methods of environmental impact assessment
Computer science II
Waste management
Mass destruction weapons
Management and entrepreneurship
Protection of the sea
Protection of the air
Water management
Protection against radiation
Meteorology and environment
Elective course (acc. to customer’s requests)


Accreditation for UKU (PDF, 265 kb)