Singapore University of Social Sciences

Security and Technology

Security and Technology (SEC337)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Humanities & Social Sciences

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education + (ACE+), Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C), Resilience

Funding: SkillsFuture

School/Department: School of Business


Security and Technology is about the ironic use of technology by both the police and security agencies as well as criminals themselves. Some examples of physical security technology includes night vision devices, wireless sniffers, GPS systems, lethal and non-lethal weapons. This course explains some basic security principles that guide and impact security technology in the face of cybercrime and cyberterrorism. This course also helps students in their daily work environments in the security industry.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July
E-Learning: - Learning is done MAINLY online using interactive study materials in Canvas. Students receive guidance and support from online instructors via discussion forums and emails. This is supplemented with SOME face-to-face sessions. If the course has an exam component, this will be administered on-campus. To be confirmed


  • Technology, criminals and terrorists
  • Technology, police and security agencies in Asia and the Pacific
  • Technology, security and analysis
  • Energy, environment, health and food security
  • Technology, crime and terrorism
  • Crime, security and technology

Learning Outcome

  • Develop the relationship between technology, criminals and terrorists.
  • Appraise models of security technology.
  • Evaluate differences between criminals and terrorists.
  • Assess technology, police and security agencies in Asia.
  • Debate the use of technology in state enforcement.
  • Compare security technology in Southeast Asia.
  • Distinguish first generation" and "new generation" security technology.
  • Debate the idea of social media and its impact on security.
  • Evaluate energy, environment, health and food security technology.
  • Compare terrorist financing, cyberspace and cybercrime.
  • Contrast the state, criminals and technology.
  • Apply security studies concepts to seminar discussions.
  • Interpret work-based problems with concepts in security studies.
  • Demonstrate competence in academic writing (political science).
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