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Bachelor of Public Safety and Security with Minor

To equip students with the foundational knowledge and capabilities, to work with institutions that ensures public safety and security.

Bachelor of Public Safety and Security with Minor


Overview

Safety and security is a concern for all. From terror attacks to industrial espionage and politically motivated cyber-attacks, the world is experiencing multiple security threats that are complex and hard to detect and defend. Recognising these challenges, governments and businesses agree they need highly trained professionals to deliver effective security outcomes. This undergraduate degree programme aims to meet this demand and professionalize the emerging field of public safety and security.

This part-time programme provides not only theoretical knowledge but also training in intervention strategies in the area of policing, emergency management, investigation, rehabilitation, crime reduction and terrorism. The courses are designed with a balance of theory and practice, and with emphasis on the development of management, communication and critical thinking skills.

Overview

Admission Requirements

Refer to general admission criteria for undergraduate programmes.

The Public Safety and Security with Minor programme is open to Singaporeans and Permanent Residents only. This programme is unable to enrol international students.

There will be additional admission criteria to better target students who are aligned to the educational philosophy of this part-time programmes. This will be done through selection interviews.

Financial Assistance

There are also various types of financial aid available to students who need financial assistance. Please click here for more details.

Programme Structure

Students are required to complete a total of 130 credit units (cu) to graduate with a basic degree, inclusive of 40 cu from selected Minors – Criminology, Crisis Management and Psychosocial Intervention. Singapore University of Social Sciences aims to produce graduates who are professionally competent, social-minded and self-directed learners.

The breakdown of the cu to be completed is:

  • 80 cu of Public Safety and Security Core Compulsory courses;
  • 40 cu of Minor courses (includes 2 courses [10 cu] from other Minor); and
  • 10 cu of SUSS core courses
Module Types
SUSS CORE COMPULSORY
10 cu
COMPULSORY
80 cu
MINOR COURSES
40 cu

This programme is for all those who are interested in a career that focuses on the management of public safety and security. For those who are already working in related fields, the programme adopts a multi-disciplinary approach that integrate theories with practical knowledge, and it creates an opportunity for career advancements.

Jobs in the fields of public safety and security are diverse and go far beyond front-line, uniform-wearing, operational positions. They include exciting and engaging jobs in fields such as intelligence analysis, policy development, science and technology. Upon successful completion of this programme, graduates can look forward to a wide range of meaningful careers in the government, business and social service sectors.

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