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Security Integration Project

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2019-2020

Admission requirements

This course is part of the minor Security, Safety and Justice, taught at TU Delft by a lecturer from TU Delft. The course can only be taken within the framework of participation in the minor SSJ.

Description

The course Security Integration Project represents the culmination of the minor Security, Safety and Justice. The knowledge students have obtained during previous courses within the SSJ minor is varied and diverse. This course has as its particular goal to synthesize and integrate the knowledge that has been obtained throughout the minor and challenges students to apply the different theories, approaches, and methods from SSJ courses to a real case. Students are encouraged to analyze a well-researched security incident which took place in a multi-actor environment and apply knowledge they have gained in the SSJ (and if possible from their study discipline). Students are encouraged to reflect upon whether and how the knowledge obtained can produce practical insights as well.

Course objectives

The Integration course at the end of the Minor is designed to help students to synthesize SSJ knowledge and skills. In addition, the course is designed to assess the student’s ability to integrate and apply theoretical and/or methodological knowledge on SSJ and to test their ability to apply SSJ knowledge and skills effectively, within the context of a real world case.

After this course you:

  • have insight in the impact of a multi-actor-setting on security-related problems

  • can analyse and synthesize knowledge from security incident reports for research

  • can apply the knowledge and methods taught within the SSJ minor to a real case

  • have basic knowledge with regard to the execution and design of case study research

  • can design and conduct a (small) qualitative case study into a security incident.

  • can work and communicate effectively with students from other disciplinary backgrounds on designing and conducting a (small) joint security related research project.

Timetable

Schedule 2019 to be announced.

The timetable will be displayed with a link on the website and on the front page of this minor programma.

Mode of instruction

Lectures (mandatory)
Group discussions
Participation in a small crisis decision making simulation

Course Load

Total study load: 140 hours
Lectures: 10 hours
Group tutoring: 2 hours
Self study and individual contact: 128 hours

Assessment method

  • Students are expected to actively participate in class.

  • Paper will be written in multidisciplinary groups (100%). The group will acknowledge individual contributions which will be listed in an appendix. Problems with group cooperation should be reported and will be taken into account in the grading if necessary.

  • Participation in lectures, discussions and exercises is required in order to obtain a grade. All assignments/exercises have to be fulfilled. One lecture can be missed. If a second lecture is missed, an assignment will be provided to compensate. If a third lecture is missed, a passing grade can no longer be obtained, unless permission is granted from the Board of Examiners (with consent of the lecturer).

  • The retake consists of rewriting the written report.

Blackboard

Lecturer uses Blackboard. The corresponding Blackboard course will be made available one week before the start of classes.

Reading list

Will be made available via Blackboard.

Registration

TBA.

Contact

Dr. Mark. de Bruijne
Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management
Multi-Actor Department
Unit: Policy, Org Law & Gaming
Phone: +31 (0)15 27 82323
Room: b2.190 (building 31 TU Delft)

Remarks

All sessions will be in English.
The paper needs to be written in English.
Lectures take place at TU Delft and are mandatory (see also: assessment).