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Security and Technology


Admission requirements

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


The current society is intrinsically linked with and dependent on technology. This causes society to be in a constant state of “risk”. When we look at Security and Technology, two areas of relevant research can be identified:
a.) We have become dependent on technology in our infrastructure domains (e.g.: internet, electricity, but also the banking system)
b.) Technology is used to assess risk and to take the necessary security measures on the basis of this assessment. (e.g.: use of information systems).

Both of these areas will be addressed in the course, with particular attention to risk analyses within safety and security management. The broader idea is to envision a society where safety, security and justice questions are adequately addressed and answered.

Course objectives

The objective of this course is to convey general knowledge regarding evolutions in the security sector, and teach methodology that enables students to analyze the effectiveness of security instruments. In doing this, the student acquires:

  • Knowledge on security technology used/developed within the EU

  • Knowledge of the added benefits of security technology

  • Academic skills regarding reading, writing, and giving presentations


Timetable 2015/2016 will be announced


Mode of instruction

Group discussions

Course Load

Total work load: 140 hours
Lectures: 21 hours
Self study: 119 hours

Assessment method

Written paper

You can find more information about assessments and the timetable exams on the website.
Details for submitting papers (deadlines) are posted on Blackboard.
On the Public Administration front page of the E-guide you will find links to the website, uSis and Blackboard.

Students will be permitted to resit an examination if they have taken the first sit and earned a mark between 3 and 5.5 or with permission of the Board of Examiners.

Resit written exam
Students that want to take part in a resit for a written exam, are required to register via uSis. Use the activity number that can be found on the ‘timetable exams’.


Lecturer uses Blackboard. Course will be available on Blackboard from 31 August 2015.

Reading list

Will be made available via Blackboard.


Check information home page.

Students register for the minor and the course in Usis: Admission, registration and enrolment

Registration for course in Usis: 35-3 days before course starts.

Use both uSis and Blackboard to register for every course.
Register for every course and workgroup via uSis. Some courses and workgroups have a limited number of participants, so register on time (before the course starts). In uSis you can access your personal schedule and view your results. Registration in uSis is possible from four weeks before the start of the course.
Also register for every course in Blackboard. Important information about the course is posted here.


Lecturer TU Delft:
To be designated