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Bachelor of Public Safety and Security

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


Overview

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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 four-year direct honours 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.

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.

Students may pursue Public Safety and Security with minors in Criminology, Crisis Management, Psychosocial Intervention, or Food Security and Sustainability.

Students may also pursue Public Safety and Security with a second major in Supply Chain Management, Communication, Human Resource Management, or Information and Communication Technology.

Overview

Admission Requirements

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

Refer to general admission criteria for full-time undergraduate programmes. There will be additional admission criteria to better target students who are aligned to the educational philosophy of our full-time programmes. This will be done through interviews and selection tests.

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

Bachelor of Public Safety and Security
Students pursuing the full-time programmes are required to complete 200 credit units (cu), which include:

  • 60 cu of SUSS Core courses
  • 80 cu of Major Compulsory courses
  • 60 cu of Second Major or Minors from the list below:

    Second Major (60 cu each)

    • Supply Chain Management
    • Communication
    • Human Resource Management
    • Information and Communication Technology

    Minors (30 cu each) (Students to take any 2 out of 4 minors)

    • Criminology
    • Crisis Management
    • Psychosocial Intervention
    • Food Security and Sustainability (not available for MHA Scholars)

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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