Professional Graduate Diploma in Counter Terrorism & Security
Course Objectives: Designed for working professionals, this programme aims to improve professional standards by deepening students’ understanding of the history and motivators of terrorism, and thereby developing their ability to critique current (and anticipate future) terrorist threats and possible counter terrorist measures.
100% Coursework based
Taught by industry professionals over weekend blocks. This programme is 100% assignment based, it encourage the application of theory to practice, with the aim of having students articulating ways in which their learning can be applied to their own professional practice. Students will also acquire practical knowledge in security risk, security technology and lost prevention knowledge
Where does it lead?
- Developed and delivered by industry practitioners, this program is both academically rigorous and practical oriented. The curriculum is closely aligned with industry practice and framework, upon completion of the program, students will
- Developed an understanding of the contemporary issues and challenges in the areas of protecting, counter terrorism and security management.
- Attained knowledge and skills associated with developing responses to political, security and law enforcement threats
- A comprehensive understanding of the current trends in terrorism and policing
- Understanding of National Security refers to the requirement to maintain the survival of the national state through a range of protective measures
- Identify and distinguish between different types of terrorism according to the ideology of the terrorists
- Perform sophisticated terrorist threat assessments
What will I learn?
The program comprises of 4 modules delivered over 4 blocks of 2 full weekend sessions from 9am to 5pm in Singapore
Security and Risk Management
This unit will introduce the student to security and risk management concepts. It will examine the development of security, and the application of criminological theory to security. Students will be introduced to risk theory, and the assessment, analysis and management applied to risk. Students will consider the requirements for conducting and documenting security surveys. An introduction to crisis management theory, security planning, policy and procedures will be presented.
Counter Terrorism and Current Threats
Today there are many terrorist organizations which operate on an international level and can be distinguished by their opinions, motives, and geographical locations. Current threats and recent terrorist attacks by means of explosive devices will also be highlighted in the unit e.g. USA-WTC 9/11, Bali Bombing & Mumbai Terrorist Attacks. This unit will also explore the evolution of national security and counterterrorism and evaluates approaches to formulating effective counterterrorist strategies. The unit includes operational case studies to enhance students’ knowledge and understanding of counterterrorism methodologies.
Security and Loss Prevention
Today’s top challenges include old and new threats like terrorism, cybercrime, technology exploitation, and pandemics. This unit will addressed on the security professional’s fundamental responsibilities, such as planning, compliance, applicant screening, and workplace safety. Retail lost prevention e.g. Shop lifting, embezzlement, credit card theft, check/cheque fraud will be highlighted in this unit.
Criminology and Behavioural Psychology
This unit will allow you to understand the key areas of criminology and psychology. As the crime problems today become an increasingly central focus, you will acquire the methodological skills and theoretical tools that criminology practitioner’s use, and study specific ways of understanding people and their behaviour.
Mr Leonard Sng Eu, BSc MBA CPP FCiiSCM Regional Vice President (ASEAN), ASIS International
As the Regional Vice President (ASEAN), ASIS International, the world’s largest association for security professionals, Leonard oversees the professional development of over 1000 security professional and members spread over five countries. He is also responsible for the professional standing of the chapters in the region and render guidance on policy. Leonard has extensive professional experience in areas of corporate, regional and global security. He also holds numerous outstanding academic qualifications in various areas which further substantiate his professional experience to facilitate teaching. Leonard holds a Master in Business Administration (Arcardia University), Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Economic & Management (University of London) and is a Certified Protection Professional (CPPⓇ) is considered the “gold standard” certification for security management professionals and demonstrates your knowledge and competency in seven key domains of security
Mr Kannan S/O Govindasami , Regionally experienced professional in the areas of Investigations, Corporate Security, Audit and Training – CFE/CPA/COO
Mr Kannan S/O Govindasami is an experienced professional in areas of Investigations, Corporate Security, Audit and Training. He also has significant exposure speaking at numerous conferences on Investigations, Compliance, Internal Control and Fraud related areas in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. Professionally, he boasts an extensive career in areas of global and corporate security, integrity risks management and fraud investigation. Master of Arts in Communication Management (University of South Australia), Bachelor of Business in Accountancy (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia) and a Professional Graduate Diploma in Security and Counter Terrorism.
Criminology Profiling Expert: Mr Anil Singh Sona (Masters of Social Science, National University of Singapore)
Mr Anil Singh Sona is a criminology profiling expert. He holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Sociology and a Master of Social Science from the National University of Singapore (NUS). He also holds a Graduate Certificate in Professional Counselling – Swinburne University of Technology (SUT) and Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) – Workforce Development Agency (WDA) He is also a faculty with the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) and is involve in the Community Outreach and Engagement department of the National Addictions Management Service (NAMS), Institute of Mental Health (IMH). As a dedicated, influential and charismatic lecturer with remarkable people management skills, Anil is hard worker and a quick learner with a strong passion for making a difference to people’s lives.
Cyber Security Expert: Mr Ronald Shiflet, Director Of Secure Info Technolgy
He is currently a managing director and consultant of the Secure Knowledge LLP and Secure Information Technologies respectively., a leading cyber security consultancy that specialized in Project Management, Security, Networking and IT Service Level Management. Ronald has over 20 years of industry experience in information technology across Europe and Asia. Ronald holds a BSc Degree in Computer Information Systems from DeVry University and a Master of Technology, Telecommunications from DePaul University. He is a highly interactive and innovative Consultant, whose work in mainly based on his over 20 years’ experience running his security consulting firm. He has extensive experience in digital forensic investigation, anti-forensic, penetration testing, mobile forensics and network security
Why a Graduate Diploma?
A graduate diploma is a popular alternative to a Master’s degree as it provides a more focused curriculum by focusing on Real World Solutions to business and industry challenges. The popularity of our graduate programmes can be attributed to its problem-centred and practical curricula and industry oriented pedagogy. Our faculty are industry practitioners which provides practical and pragmatic market-based insights that can be apply readily in the workplace.
In just 6 months, you can enjoy a life-changing experience by accelerating your career advancement or embarking on your dream profession. Furthermore, you will gain industry-specific expertise and improve your job performance and personal growth.
- For PMETs with min Diploma/Degree
- Short Duration of 6 Months Part Time
10 Years of Successful Track Record
With over 10 years of successful track record, our graduate diploma programmes are well-recognised amongst executives and managers looking to upgrade their knowledge and skills to be successful in their professional pursuit.
Diverse network of executives and professionals
The graduate diploma programme also attract a diverse group of professionals from various industries with common interest which create a valuable network and encourage cross-pollination of ideas, robust discussions, and critical thinking to generate real market solution, thus preparing participants with the critical tool kits to meet the challenges in an ever-changing market.
The admission criteria are
- A degree or equivalent professional qualification from a recognized university/institution
- Diploma Holders with 5 years working experience
- Mature Candidates above 30 years old
- Policy makers in government institutions
- Police, Military, Customs and Immigration
- Emergency Services and Public Transport
- Airport and Airline Security
- Coastguards, Maritime and Shipping
- Private Security Companies and Contingency Planners
- Security officers in hotels, hospitals, educational institutions, transportation systems, etc
- Personnel from both in State and private sectors seeking the expertise to understand and confront the rapidly evolving milieu of global terror networks
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