Singapore University of Social Sciences

Risk Management in Event Planning

Risk Management in Event Planning (PSS318)

Applications Open: 01 May 2023

Applications Close: 15 June 2023

Next Available Intake: July 2023

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $1378 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Business Administration, International Trade, Science and Technology

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education (ACE)

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Humanities & Behavioural Sciences


PSS318 Risk Management in Event Planning discusses the risk management tools and techniques that could be utilised to identify and mitigate the risks associated with planning public and private events. This course focuses on the role of security professionals in ensuring the safety and success of events. Students will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to conduct risk assessments for events, understand the regulations and guidelines specific to events planning, consider the operational aspects in ensuring a safe and secure environment and recommend controls to minimise the risks that may threaten events security.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July


  • Role of risk management in events planning
  • Risk management process, tools, and techniques
  • Legal and ethical compliance
  • Health and safety
  • Hazards and threats in events management
  • Risk analysis and response
  • Contingency and continuity planning
  • Emergency preparedness and evacuation planning
  • Public relations and crisis communication plan
  • Event design and planning
  • Site design for security
  • Attendee and crowd management

Learning Outcome

  • Illustrate the importance of risk management in events planning (B3)
  • Examine the legal and ethical guidelines and regulations governing events planning (B4)
  • Determine the risk factors associated with events (B3)
  • Discuss the operational considerations for crowd management and security (B2)
  • Propose security controls to mitigate the risks associated with events (B5)
  • Design appropriate security plans to ensure a safe and successful event (B5)
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