Professional Graduate Diploma in Counter Terrorism & Security

Provided by Aventis School of Management

Course introduction


Program Highlights

The Graduate Diploma in Counter Terrorism and Security seeks 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.

Designed for working professionals, the assessment will be coursework focused to 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


Area of Studies

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.

Entry Requirements

Admission Requirements

This program is designed for working professionals with the following qualifications:

•A degree or equivalent professional qualification from a recognized university/institution
•30 years old and above with 8 years working experience but without academic qualification will be considered
•Executives without 8 years working experience or are below 30 years old will be advised to apply for the “Advanced Diploma Program”

Participants Profile

•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

Fees & Funding

Please enquire below for course fees and financial grants: