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CodeDegree Programme TitleStandard Length of Study
N1032A020006Physical security engineering2.0 years
Qualification AwardedMaster degree, Ing.
Level of QualificationSecond Cycle
Access to Further StudiesThe graduates may continue in a Third cycle
Graduation Requirements120 ECTS Credits, Final state examination, Diploma thesis
Mode of StudyFull-time
Programme Director or EquivalentPersonal IDName
SCU66doc. Mgr. Ing. Radomír Ščurek, Ph.D.
Course Structure Diagram with ECTS Credits1. year / Winter semester1. year / Summer semester
30 ECTS Credits30 ECTS Credits
2. year / Winter semester2. year / Summer semester
30 ECTS Credits30 ECTS Credits
Specific Admission Requirements
Specific admission requirements are determined by the Dean of the faculty. For more information please click here.
Specific Arrangements for the Recognition of Prior Learning
Informal learning - max. 60% of credits gained in prior lifelong learning can be recognized, as determined by the Dean of the Faculty.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
Qualification Requirements:
Finished higher education in Bachelor's degree programme.
The Czech educational system is regulated by the Higher Education Act (Act 111/1998). Studies at VSB-TUO are regulated by the Statute of VSB – Technical University of Ostrava.
Profile of the Programme
The aim of the study is to provide a master's degree (with the academic title of engineer - Ing.) with education corresponding to the scope of theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the broad field of technical and organisational analytical activities related to the provision and provision of security, focused mainly on physical security. The study programme focuses on the societal need for the development of security study programmes that respond to human misconduct, this need is determined by the current geopolitical situation in Europe and the world and is related to increasing globalisation, the accumulation of populations of different cultures and the growth of new threats of crime, social pathological phenomena, terrorism, extremism and others. Emphasis is placed on the development of analytical skills in order to make timely and qualified hazard assessments and to detect deficiencies in the technical and regime security of the facility and the enterprise. The student's profile is developed through the completion of applied science foundation courses and prerequisite technical sciences, public administration, law, national security policy and international relations, risk assessment, facility and enterprise security systems, and other physical security related courses so that the student develops professional knowledge and skills, including general competencies, and acquires the broad and deep knowledge and views necessary for an engineering approach to solving complex security problems.
Key Learning Outcomes
Key Lerning Outcomes are Expressed in following Structure: Knowledge, Skills, General competencies
Graduate in the field: - Knows physical security technologies and practices in the context of current security threats as they apply to standard and crisis situations in security and law enforcement - has adequate knowledge of constitutional and public law and a basic orientation in civil and labour law; can apply this knowledge in a physical security context - possesses the necessary knowledge to identify effective strategies for the protection of public order and law enforcement and to use this knowledge to develop appropriate procedures and actions - be able to define the physical principles of the technical means of security services, including applied mathematical methods of security sociological research - be able to communicate and cooperate with other state and non-state institutions in the provision of physical security - has basic theoretical and methodological knowledge to apply in designing and implementing security projects and research in physical security. - be able to assess security risks in physical security and formulate proposals to minimise them - has the necessary knowledge of security policy and international relations and is able to assess their impact on defence and internal security from a physical security perspective - knows the procedures and methods of working with security information, knows the principles of information protection - has knowledge of security planning in physical security and knows the principles of crisis team operations - in the context of security management, has the knowledge and skills of professional reflection and self-reflection which can be used in supporting colleagues and in the professional management of others - has basic theoretical and methodological knowledge to apply in the design and implementation of research - has a solid command of professional terminology in a foreign language (English), so as to be able to participate in international cooperation related to physical security in commercial security companies or government. - Knows the basic and ethical standards that form the binding framework for the professional conduct of all security services and units
Graduates of the follow-up study programme Physical Security Engineering are able to use their broad professional knowledge to solve practical, demanding issues related to the scope of public administration focused on internal security and defence in relation to the security systems of the state, including their legal and technical regulations. They will have a broad knowledge of security threat typology, international threats, national defence, crisis management theory, public protection, computer network security and the English language. He/she will independently and creatively address complex issues in the part of security engineering that deals with risk assessment in the performance of protection of persons and property, protection of classified information and personal data, security methodology, criminalistics and security technologies, activities of security forces and armed forces, including commercial security services. Independently, he/she will address prevention and detect deficiencies in the protection of the company or physical security of persons and property. He/she will understand theories, concepts and methods appropriate to the current state of knowledge in his/her field and apply current procedures (lege artis) to obtain necessary information in a legal and prescribed manner.
General competencies:
Graduates of the Physical Security Engineering programme are able to make independent and responsible decisions and form qualified judgements in new or changing contexts or fundamentally evolving environments, taking into account the wider societal implications of decision-making. According to evolving contexts and available resources, can define assignments for professional activities related to the protection of the enterprise and the national defence and security system, coordinate them, and take ultimate responsibility for their consequences, including independently addressing and communicating ethical issues related to physical security. He/she can also communicate his/her professional opinions to professionals and the public in at least one foreign language (English) in a clear and convincing manner. Plans, supports and directs the activities of other members of the team in which he/she works by using theoretical knowledge and communicating clearly. He/she is able to educate himself/herself and to acquire further professional knowledge and skills on the basis of his/her own and acquired practical experience and through independent study of the theory of the sub-discipline of physical security.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples
The graduate's employment is mainly in the management of industrial enterprises in the provision of object and personnel security and physical protection against illegal acts and in dealing with emergencies, as well as in commercial and state security services, in the security management of companies, for example, in the security of soft targets, such as air, but also other transport and security of passenger and goods clearance, in insurance companies and brokerage companies in the assessment and audit of security risks, in legal and natural persons. Graduates will be prepared for related scientific and research activities.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Examination regulations, assesment and grading are described in the Study and Examination Rules.
Course block: Compulsory - all courses are compulsory.
Course block: Choice-compulsory - student has to choose at least one course from the list of courses.
Course block: Optional - student can choose any course from the list of courses.
IMPORTANT: Student has to select so many courses to reach 30 ECTS credits per semester. Rules in detail and convenient selection of courses can be consulted with the programmme director.
Bellow stated courses are assigned for the degree studies only. Students coming to VSB-TUO for an exchange stay must select courses from the List of courses for exchange students.
1. Semester1. yearWinter semester30 ECTS Credits
2. Semester1. yearSummer semester30 ECTS Credits
3. Semester2. yearWinter semester30 ECTS Credits
4. Semester2. yearSummer semester30 ECTS Credits