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Bachelor of Public Safety and Security

Bachelor's Degree Programme (Part-time)

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


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.

Students may pursue Public Safety and Security with a minor in Criminology, Crisis Management, Psychosocial Intervention, or Food Security and Sustainability, or Cyber Safety and Information Security.


Admission Requirements

Refer to general admission criteria for undergraduate programmes.

The Public Safety and Security programme is open to Singaporeans and Permanent Residents only. PSS-MAJ1 will also consider “Other Residents in Singapore” holding valid passes wef Jul 2024 intake. 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 programme. This will be done through selection interview and 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
To graduate with a basic degree, students are required to complete 130 credit units (cu), which include:

  • 20 cu of SUSS Core courses
  • 80 cu of Major Compulsory courses
  • 30 cu of Minor from the list below:
    • Criminology
    • Crisis Management
    • Psychosocial Intervention
    • Food Security and Sustainability (not available for MHA Scholars)
    • Cyber Safety and Information Security

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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