The program prepares graduates as homeland security leaders who are able to coordinate a multidisciplinary team in the management of standard, ethical practices, procedures, and technologies to collect information, identify threats, assess risk, develop actionable policies, and implement organizational, interagency solutions to strengthen the resilience of the security, safety, defence, emergency and crisis management community.
The program includes highly specialized, multidisciplinary courses in intelligence, counterterrorism, cybersecurity, risk mitigation, critical infrastructure, strategic planning, policy development, and environmental security. This qualification is unique in the GCC and through a combination of lecture, discussion, simulation exercises and applied real-world scenarios, students learn team leadership, professional ethics, strategic planning, interagency operations, and resilience of national security through the core principles of contemporary relevance, integration, cooperation, multi-agency coordination, and interoperability. Graduates are leaders who contribute to the safety, security, defence, emergency preparedness, and crisis management (SSDEC) for resilience of the nation.
- Have sufficient technological skills, knowledge, and abilities for employment as a manager in the SSDEC sector.
- Effectively work, lead, and communicate in a team to achieve common goals.
- Utilize standard, ethical practices, procedures, and technologies to collect information, identify threats, assess risk, develop actionable policies, and implement organizational, interagency solutions to strengthen the SSDEC community and build resilient capacity for the nation.
- Expand knowledge and capabilities through continuing education, certification, or other lifelong learning opportunities.
By successfully completing the BSc in Homeland Security program, a graduate has the following competencies:
- Effectively communicate SSDEC matters using oral, written, and presentation methods.
- Critically evaluate the legal, social, and ethical implications related to SSDEC management.
- Apply analytical and critical thinking skills to resolve complex situations and problems related to SSDEC.
- Apply science, mathematics, and information technology for SSDEC data collection, analysis, and problem resolution.
- Research contemporary SSDEC issues, emergent threats, challenges, and the broader context related to international response.
- Demonstrate leadership and teamwork skills necessary to support multi-agency cooperation.
- Apply techniques, skills, and SSDEC-based standards necessary for professional practice.
- Demonstrate responsibility for self-improvement and recognize the need for life-long learning.
- Design innovative organizational systems and programs to enhance resilience in real-world examples and scenarios.
- Apply processes and methodologies for risk assessment and management.
- Compare and contrast private sector and governmental responsibilities related to critical infrastructure identification and protection.
- Utilize a systematic process of intelligence collection, analysis, and dissemination in consideration of various governmental policy requirements.
- Compare and implement emergency management and response concepts, phases, and procedures across a range of homeland security challenges.
- Analyse and discuss the basic concepts of global terrorism, its various types, and conceptual aspects of various counter measures.
- Evaluate potential environmental conditions that have the potential to destabilize the national economy, governmental infrastructure, and security resources of the nation.