Singapore University of Social Sciences

Urban Security and Resilience

Urban Security and Resilience (PSS221)

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: $1391.78 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Humanities and Social Sciences

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education (ACE)

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Humanities & Behavioural Sciences


PSS221 Urban Security and Resilience provides an overview of the wide range of security challenges that threaten cities and urban areas. This course highlights threats ranging from natural disasters such as flooding and anthropogenic climate change to cybercrime and communicable diseases. The term ‘urban resilience’ describes the ability of cities to absorb and bounce back from shocks. For those working in the public safety and security sector, it is important to understand the various factors that contribute to the development of urban resilience. The elements that make up a safe city have a direct connection with the economic growth of that city. A safe city not only determines the quality of life of people living there, but also affects others such as investments and tourism. To effectively provide measures to protect the city, urban management requires careful planning and coordination between various levels of government, residents, businesses and visitors.

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


  • Urban security
  • Personal safety
  • Resiliency management framework
  • Features of safe cities
  • Measurements and assessments
  • Digital security
  • Health security
  • Infrastructure security
  • Environmental security
  • Emerging security threats
  • Mutually supportive security measures and systems
  • Social connectedness

Learning Outcome

  • Describe the factors that determine urban security (B2)
  • Analyse the resiliency management framework (B4)
  • Identify the elements of a safe city (B2)
  • Formulate plans to address security threats (B5)
  • Implement security management framework (B3)
  • Examine security challenges (B4)
  • Appraise security management techniques (B4)
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