Singapore University of Social Sciences

Risk Management in Outdoor Education

Risk Management in Outdoor Education (BSE223)

Applications Open: 01 May 2024

Applications Close: 15 June 2024

Next Available Intake: July 2024

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $2548.23 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Education

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education (ACE)

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: S R Nathan School of Human Development


BSE223 Risk Management in Outdoor Education is designed to provide students with the understanding of risk management in outdoor education. Emphasis is placed on understanding risk in terms of a ‘whole-of-organisation’ approach, diverting traditional focus from mere physical danger to anything that may potentially impact on why and how people engage in outdoor activities. Effectiveness of outdoor programmes are evaluated on the bases of the risk involved and the degree in which the programmes achieve organisational goals.

Level: 2
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: EVERY JULY


  • Introduction to Risk, Adventure, and Risk Management
  • Organizational Sustainability and Risk Management
  • The Organizational Context of Risk Management
  • The Real Physical Risks: Putting It into Perspective
  • Program Design, Activity Selection, and Program Evaluation
  • Risk Communication

Learning Outcome

  • Interpret concepts of organisational sustainability in relation to risk management.
  • Explain organisational context of risk management.
  • Identify physical, emotional, facility and environmental risks using risk analysis matrix.
  • Develop mitigating actions for the risks identified.
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate risk management plan.
  • Discuss contingency and crisis response plans.
  • Apply “whole-of-organisation” approach to risk management.
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