Singapore University of Social Sciences

Security Operations and Administration

Security Operations and Administration (PSS217)


PSS217 Security Operations and Administration provides students with an insight into the knowledge and skills required to effectively manage security functions within an organisation or a sector. The topics provide an understanding on a wide range of public, corporate and commercial security functions in potentially challenging and hostile environments. This course also highlights best practices in the security industry, equipping students with procedures and knowledge on security related management in different sectors. Other topics include people management, conflict resolution and development strategies. The focus is on working in partnership with different stakeholders in the formulation of effective protocols and practices.

Level: 2
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January


  • Security environment
  • Security organisation
  • Security business
  • Security management
  • Security systems
  • Security risk management
  • Legislation, policies and framework
  • Responsibilities of a security manager
  • Recruitment and retention
  • Managing people
  • Ethics and protocols
  • Community relations

Learning Outcome

  • Describe the general security management principles
  • Explain the different functions in security management
  • Differentiate the key responsibilities and challenges in security management
  • Apply effective security management principles
  • Develop solutions to security management challenges
  • Evaluate the use of system and technology in security management
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