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Integrated Project 1


Admission requirements

Mandatory course for students enrolled in the bachelor’s programme Security Studies.


In Integrated project 1 students will be challenged to integrate the knowledge and understanding they have gathered in the first year courses and apply these to a security and/or safety case in a group project. In this course, students will gain consulting skills by designing policies and making policy recommendations.
After an introduction into design science students will apply its principles to the security and/or safety case they have been assigned to as a group. Students will design a set of strategies, recommendations, a change campaign or another set of artefacts that can be used to address the security and/or safety challenge at hand.

Course objectives

  • Students will be able to translate the findings and results from the group project into an artifact and to make them accessible to a broader audience.

  • Students will apply principles of design science.

  • Students will apply project management skills

  • Students will be able to identify and contextualize a (real-life) security and/or safety threat, and understand which actors, approaches, consequences, and possible impacts are involved in the case study at hand and how threats are interrelated or how they relate to a broader societal context.

  • Students will translate findings relating to the analysis of this incident into recommendations for future prevention or risk reduction.

  • Students will be able to identify various (prevention / mitigation / managing) strategies derived from relevant disciplines.

  • Students will be able to find relevant (research-based) information, and organise, analyse and value their findings with clarity and precision.

  • Students will be able to identify, evaluate and apply relevant research methods and strategies for a given security and/or security case study.

  • Students will be able to construct and articulate academic arguments (in oral and written form) about security theories and contemporary security/safety challenges in relation to an assigned case.

  • Students are able to practice intellectual integrity and ethical scholarship.

  • Students will apply team work skills to the project

  • Students will be able to show awareness for the ethical and social dilemmas involved in the case study.


On the right side of programme front page of the E-guide Bachelor Security Studies you will find links to the website and timetables, uSis and Blackboard.

Mode of instruction

Lectures, lab sessions, project / field work
Attendance is mandatory. Missing more than 3 sessions will lead to a fail.

Course Load

Total study load of 280 hours

  • Two plenary lectures: 6

  • Twelve lab sessions: 36

  • Project work: 42

  • Self-study hours: 196

Assessment method

  • Academic paper: 40%

  • Participation: 10%

  • Presentation of artifact: 50%

Students must receive at least a 5.50 for both the academic paper and the presentation. The calculated grade must be 5.50 to pass the course.

Attendance is mandatory. Missing more than 3 sessions will lead to a fail.
In case of a fail, no grades will be given, only a fail. This implies that a resit will not lead to a pass.

In this course only assessments with the weight of 30% and lower are compensable. This means that one does not have to pass an assessment if it weighs less than 30% in order to pass the course, if the average of all assessments combined is at least a 5.5. In addition, assignments with less than 30% are not re-sitable, meaning that if one failed an assessment of less than 30%, one is not allowed to resit it.
More information will be available on the Blackboard page.

Students will be permitted to resit the paper and/or presentation if they have a grade lower than 5,5 or with permission of the Board of Examiners.
The resit for the paper will take the same form. The resit for the presentation will be an alternative assignment.

Transitional Arrangement
Students who participated in the course “Integrated Project 1” in academic year 2017-2018 but did not manage to pass the entire course keep their passed partial grades obtained in year 2017-2018 during year 2018-2019. Failed partial grades should be obtained in 2018-2019 and cover the course content offered in year 2018-2019. Students who passed a partial grade in year 2017-2018 are dismissed for the participation grade in 2018-2019. The calculation strategy of year 2017-2018 will be applicable to the new, final grade.


Course page will be available one week in advance.

Reading list

To be announced on Blackboard.


To be announced by OSC staff.


Dr. K.M. Kirk, course coordinator