How do people act in extreme situations? How can I prevent accidents for myself and others? When do I have to intervene? What makes someone become an offender? And how can I use this knowledge in organizations? In the bachelor's program Integrated Safety and Security Management you will learn a mix of fire protection, employee protection, security, information security and management skills. You will work hands-on in projects and together with companies, because we know that safety and security cannot only be taught on paper. This means that at the end of your studies you will not only be an expert in safety and security, but will also speak the language of business and public authorities. This makes you fit for the professional world and opens up all possibilities in a trendy and exciting industry!
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Application period for academic year 2022/23
12th October 2021 to 13th June 2022
tuition fee / semester:
+ ÖH premium + contribution2
1 Tuition fees for students from third countries € 727,- per semester
2 for additional study expenses (currently up to € 83,- depending on degree program and year)
Academically trained safety and security experts act conscientiously and responsibly. They are interested in working with people and have good judgment in order to recognize risk factors in good time. In difficult situations, they keep a cool head in order to make the right decisions. Assertiveness and self-confidence are also important in order to successfully implement this.
The FH Campus Wien has positioned itself early on in the German-speaking world with academic education in the field of risk, safety and security management and therefore has a strong Austrian and international network in business and research. As a founding member of the Cooperation Network of Risk, Safety and Security Studies (CONRIS), the FH Campus Wien, together with universities and universities of applied sciences from all over Europe, promotes the further development of risk, safety and security management and facilitates international knowledge exchange for students in the form of courses and semesters abroad.
Thanks to our cooperations with international organizations, ministries, authorities and leading companies, we have a strong network of top-class experts for teaching and research.
With the Bachelor's Degree Program in Integrated Safety and Security Management you will learn about security from different perspectives giving you the ability to solve practical challenges with technical, social and economic approaches. With your expertise as an internal/external consultant for risk and security management, you will meet the current requirements for risk and security management positions in large companies and organizations or consulting firms. Embedded in the curriculum is also the possibility to acquire recognized certificates (e.g. process management, quality management, etc.) and professional qualifications (e.g. as security experts, fire protection officers, etc.). In addition to the degree program being part-time, it is also possible to gain credit for your professional activities in order to reduce your workload.
Crisis staff exercise As part of the Crisis Management module integrated in the degree program, the department organizes crisis staff exercises in which students experience the complexity and dynamics of crisis situations first-hand.
In the first and second semester, you will learn basic knowledge in the field of risk, safety and security management, understand statistical correlations and acquire competence in management systems for process, quality and risk management. Based on this, you will then deepen your knowledge of the following topics
You will complete your studies with a Bachelor's thesis (some examples can be found here) on a topic of your choice. Maybe you want to do research directly in your company or solve a very specific problem in your industry?
Lector: Ing. Herbert Dvorak, MBA, Ing. Mag. Karl Langthaler, Mag.(FH) Johann Weber, MBA MPA MA
Process Lifecycle - designing processes: recording process in process map, developing processes (identification and delimitation / analysis of status quo process / conception of target process / realization of potential for improvement), success factors process management, accompanying changes: system, human, team, leadership, motivation, conflict, creativity methods, organizational cultures, resistance, change, organizational changes, change management
Final exam Module exam
Lectures, presentations, group work tasks, self-study (e.g. reading, research)
Lector: Ing. Andreas Benedetter, BSc, MA, Dr. Michael Breitenfeld, Ing. Herbert Dvorak, MBA, Mag. Robert Ertl, Katja Glybowskaja, FH-Prof. DI Dr. Martin Langer, Kathleen Lützkendorf, MA, Kathrin Martin, Mag. Josef Ruh, PD Dr.Dr. Dipl.-Psych. Guido Strunk, Wolfgang Volkmer
Fundamentals of scientific theory (history, truth, etc.) Critical thinking (argumentation, reasoning, reflection), logic (induction, deduction, abduction), basics risk and safety (definitions, concepts,) selected organizational theories, moral courage, fundamentals law, hierarchy of the legal system, basics of complexity
Lectures, presentation, group work tasks, self-study (e.g. reading, research)
Lector: Ing. Herbert Dvorak, MBA
Application of taught basics of process and quality management within a specific project
Lector: FH-Prof. DI Dr. Martin Langer, Mag.a Dr.in Beatrice Preßl, Mag. Josef Ruh
Reflection of the mediated basics with reference to practical application
Experiential learning / reflection
Lector: Mag.(FH) Johann Weber, MBA MPA MA
PM principles according to IPMA, methods for project start, methods for project coordination, methods for project marketing, methods for project controlling, methods for managing a project crisis, methods for project completion
Lectures, presentations, groupwork tasks, self-study (e.g. reading, research)
Lector: Markus Ohler, BA, MMag. Julia Wessely
Statistical basics (sample and population, frequencies, qualitative and quantitative characteristics, scale levels); statistical parameters (positional and dispersion measures, distribution measures); graphical representation; basics of probability theory; discrete and continuous random variables and distribution forms (inter alia binomial, Poisson, normal distribution); Expected value; standard deviation and variance in the probability calculus; correlation and its interpretation; formulating hypotheses; significance level and normal distribution approximation; parameter estimation, confidence intervals for share values; means and variances; errors of the first and second kind; test distributions and hypothesis testing, variance analysis; significance check for correlations;
Lectures, presentations, individual and group work tasks, self-study (e.g. reading, research)
Lector: Ing. Herbert Dvorak, MBA, Dr. Roman Käfer, Ing. Mag. Karl Langthaler, Mag.(FH) Johann Weber, MBA MPA MA
Standard ISO 9001: 2015: Overview, Introduction, Chapters 4-5, Normative (Vision, Mission, Culture, Values, Mission Statement), Strategic (Strategy, Objectives), Operational (Processes, Projects, Measures, Strategy Map, BSC), Norm ISO 9001: 2015: Chapters 6-8, Documentation Process Management, Standard ISO 9001: 2015: Chapters 9-10, Models, Audit 9001, Assessment, Optimization QM Methods, Statistical Quality Management, Overview Integrated Management Systems, Enterprise Policy IMS, Definition Management System, Communication
Lector: Mag.a Dr.in Beatrice Preßl, Anna Rathmair, BA MA, Mag. Josef Ruh
Basics of scientific writing (e.g. scientific language, research question, problem description, introduction-main part-conclusion, state-of-the-art in research, citation), increase in reading, research and writing skills (see proven logical statements, scientific language and style), receive feedback on the individual papers (= support in writing the scientific paper)
Lectures, group discussions, presentation, self-study (e.g. reading, research), individual written assignments, peer feedback, individual feedback (incl. self-reflection)
Lector: Alexander Bauer, Ph. D., Mag. Stefanie Bräuer-Veigel, Bernhard Deimel, Dipl.-Ing. Dr. habil. Zuzana Giertlova, Prof.in Dr.in Marion Kalteis, Ing. Wolfgang Neumüller, Mag. Ingrid Sturm
Properties of combustible materials, combustion processes, heat, extinguishing methods and extinguishing agents, causes and dangers of fire, structural fire protection (installation surfaces, escape routes, construction products, etc.), technical fire protection (fire alarm system, sprinkler system, etc.), organizational fire protection (fire safety engineer, etc.), laws and standards (ASchG - Austrian Employee Protection Regulation, TRVBs - Technical Regulations for Preventative Fire Protection, OIBs (Regulations of the Austrian Institute of Construction Engineering, etc.)
Lector: DI (FH) Mag. Thomas Goiser, MBA MA CMC, DI Christian Plohberger, Dr. Reinhard Preiss, Mag. Josef Ruh
Concept of risk in the historical context, contents and tasks of a risk management system, methods of risk identification, - analysis and management, specifics of representation and communication of risks, perception of risk, fundamentals of decision theory, fundamentals of danger theory
Lector: Ing. Wolfgang Neumüller
Application of mediated basics of fire protection within a specific project.
Lector: Ing. Herbert Dvorak, MBA, Mag. Josef Ruh
Application of mediated basics of risk management within a specific project.
Lector: FH-Prof. DI Dr. Martin Langer
Reflection of mediated basics with regard to practical application.
Experiential learning / Reflection
Lector: FH-Prof. DI Dr. Martin Langer, Ing. Wolfgang Neumüller
Analysis of status quo, definition of target status, planning and evaluation of fire protection measures, cost / benefit assessment, behavior in case of fire, comparison of fire protection between Austria and selected countries
Lector: Ing. Herbert Dvorak, MBA, Univ.-Prof. DI Dr. Rainer Flesch, DI Christian Plohberger, Dr. Reinhard Preiss, DI Dr. Marian Ralbovsky, Mag. Josef Ruh
Risk management and society, individual and cooperative risk behavior, opportunities and problems in decision-making processes, presentation of probabilities, theory and practice of risk management, special risk management organization, participation in internal events and congresses, comparison of risk management between Austria and selected countries
Lector: Ing. Christoph Kainrath, B.Sc., FH-Prof. Dipl.-Inform. Timo Kob, FH-Prof.in Mag.a Claudia Körmer, FH-Prof. DI Dr. Martin Langer, Mag.a Dr.in Beatrice Preßl, Anna Rathmair, BA MA, Mag. Josef Ruh, Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Stefan Schauer, Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Michael Schmoll, PD Dr.Dr. Dipl.-Psych. Guido Strunk
Theory of science, science history, research process & research paradigms, organization theories.
Lector: Mag.a Dr.in Beatrice Preßl, Anna Rathmair, BA MA
Planning, execution and documentation of an empirical study
Lector: Dr. Gertraud Hedenetz, Ing. Christoph Kainrath, B.Sc.
Hierarchy of legal system, overview of legislation & rough structure of the ASchG (Employee Protection Act), general obligations of employers & employees from the ASchG, employer obligations to workplaces, work equipment and materials, responsibility and liability in employee protection, occupational accident & occupational disease, AUVA & labor inspection, employee protection functions & organization, basics of workplace regulations (AStV), Basic Noise and Vibration Regulation (VOLV), Fundamentals of Explosion Protection & Regulation of Explosive Atmospheres (VEXAT), Basic Electromagnetic Fields Regulation (VEMF), Harmful Substances and Preventive Measures, Health Monitoring and Assessment of Health Hazards (VGÜ), Foundations of First Aid, Fundamentals of the Machinery Safety Ordinance (MSV 2010) Fundamental Regulation on Optical Radiation (VOPST), Fundamentals of the Electrical Protection Ordinance (ESV 2012), Fundamentals of the Work Equipment Ordinance (AM-VO), Fundamentals of Vulnerable Persons (expectant mothers, disabled people, adolescents), Fundamentals of Ergonomics, Fundamentals of Screen Ergonomics, Physical and Chemical Risks - Overview & Basics, Basic Principles of the Austrian Limit Value Ordinance (GKV), Fundamentals of the Construction Worker Protection Ordinance (BauV),
Lector: Marco Felsberger, BSc, FH-Prof. DI Dr. Martin Langer, LektorIn PlatzhalterIn 3, Mag. Josef Ruh, mgr Mario Trutzenberger, EMBA
Basics of organizational design, core approaches of organization theory in discourse, basics of management
Lector: FH-Prof. DI Dr. Martin Langer, Alexander Ressl, Mag. Josef Ruh
Composition of a seminar paper with reference to research methods
Lector: Tony Griebler, Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Michael Schmoll
Application of mediated basics of employee protection within a specific project.
Lector: DI Katrin Arthaber, Alexander Bauer, Ph. D., Mag. Stefanie Bräuer-Veigel, Bernhard Deimel, Martina Fossl-Gödl, Tony Griebler, Dr. Gertraud Hedenetz, Ing. Christoph Kainrath, B.Sc., Prof.in Dr.in Marion Kalteis, Dipl.-Ing. Walter Rauter, Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Michael Schmoll, Dr. Silvia Springer, Mag. Ingrid Sturm
Regulations and basics for evaluation, Evaluation Approaches & Evaluation Process, Methods and Tools for Risk Assessment, Instruction & Information Methods, Accident Pyramid & Iceberg Model, Systematic Accident Cause Analysis, Cost Benefit Analysis (Accident Costs), Personal Protective Equipment, Manual Load Evaluation Method, Chemical Hazard Assessment and Derivation of Measures according to the STOP principle, assessment of hazards when driving in containers and derivation of measures, storage of hazardous substances, sensitization, assessment of building site hazards and derivation of measures, comparison of employee protection between Austria and selected countries.
Lector: Mag. Paul Just, Ing. Christoph Kainrath, B.Sc., FH-Prof. Dipl.-Inform. Timo Kob, FH-Prof.in Mag.a Claudia Körmer, Mag. Dr. Kathrin Lager, FH-Prof. DI Dr. Martin Langer, Mag.a Dr.in Beatrice Preßl, Ing. Mag. Stefan Rakowsky, MSc PhD, Anna Rathmair, BA MA, Mag. Josef Ruh, Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Michael Schmoll, Martin Wolf, LL.B, MA
Reflextion conception bachelor thesis
Lector: mgr Mario Trutzenberger, EMBA, Sandro Trutzenberger, BSc
Normative basics of physical security, presentation of the disciplines of physical security, perimeter protection, constructional and mechanical object protection measures, electronic object protection and detection measures (burglary and attack detection technology, video surveillance technology, access control technology), personal property protection measures, organizational object protection measures, planning process
Lector: Marco Felsberger, BSc
Standards in security management, security strategy, security risk assessment methods, intelligence cycle, criminology, threat analysis, security risk analysis
Explanation of the planned research project, elaboration of the research topic, the problem definition and the research question, presentation of the previous literature research (theoretical foundations and status of research), data collection, evaluation and interpretation using the selected methodology based on scientific quality criteria, critical description of the current state of knowledge and the theoretical fundamentals
Independent conception and seminar paper
Lector: mgr Mario Trutzenberger, EMBA
Application of mediated basics of security within a specific project.
Lector: Dr. Jan Joseph, Gerald Puchwein, MSc., Rene Steinkellner, mgr Mario Trutzenberger, EMBA
Analysis of various planning approaches, assessment of concepts of adequacy, completeness, performance and professional accuracy, ways of implementing physical protection systems in an organization, planning the maintenance of physical security systems according to functionality and appropriateness
Lector: Mag. phil. Michael Bauer, Marco Felsberger, BSc, Markus Gassner, MSc., Ing. Andreas Herndler, MBA MPA, DI (FH) Martin Hochreiter, Christian Koller, FH-Prof.in Mag.a Claudia Körmer, FH-Prof. DI Dr. Martin Langer, Dr. Manuela Offenzeller, LektorIn PlatzhalterIn 1, Obst. Christian Rennhofer, MSD MBA MA, Dipl.-Ing. Markus Schwaiger, Jean Philippe Tissot, MSC, mgr Mario Trutzenberger, EMBA, Christian Wolf, MSc MSD
National crisis and disaster management, management organization, decision-making processes, crisis communication, security authorities in Austria, industrial espionage, travel security, event security, security operations, interfaces of crisis management and business continuity for security management, participation in internal events and congresses, crisis exercise (s), comparison security management between Austria and selected countries
Data collection, evaluation and interpretation using the chosen methodology based on scientific quality criteria, systematic and comprehensible reasoning to answer a research question, writing the bachelor thesis
Independent scientific work, reflection
Lector: FH-Prof. DI Dr. Martin Langer, Mag. Josef Ruh
Systemic view vs. systems theory, hypotheses and construction of reality, relationship management, conflict interventions, different types of counseling
Lector: Ing. Christoph Kainrath, B.Sc., Barbara Klusacek, MSc, BSc, FH-Prof. Dipl.-Inform. Timo Kob, FH-Prof.in Mag.a Claudia Körmer, FH-Prof. DI Dr. Martin Langer, Mag.a Dr.in Beatrice Preßl, Anna Rathmair, BA MA, Mag. Josef Ruh, Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Michael Schmoll, Martin Wolf, LL.B, MA
Reflection of research process
Lector: Ing. Florian Bogner, Dipl.-Ing. Mag. Andreas Tomek
Explanation of terms and objectives of ISMS and common procedures and standards, network components, network types, security in networks, security components in networks, etc.
Lector: Marco Felsberger, BSc, Dipl.-Ing. Mag. Andreas Tomek, mgr Mario Trutzenberger, EMBA
Interfaces and common characteristics of security management and information security
Lector: Dr. Michael Breitenfeld, Ing. Herbert Dvorak, MBA, Ing. Matthias Dworschak, BSc, MA, Ing. Wolfgang Fiala, BSc, Ing. Christoph Kainrath, B.Sc., FH-Prof. DI Dr. Martin Langer
Independent conception of a consultancy project
Conception practical project
Reflection of mediated basics with regard to practical application
Lector: Teresa Allum, BSc MSc, Ing. Florian Bogner, Mag. Josef Ruh, Dipl.-Ing. Mag. Andreas Tomek
Applying the procedures of the current standards to selected companies, communicating current threats and hazards and vulnerabilities, and what common measures and methods are there to effectively counteract them, teaching psychological aspects as a basis for techniques of social engineering, teaching common methods of the social engineering, comparison of cyber and information security between Austria and selected countries
Lector: Ing. Herbert Dvorak, MBA, Ing. Matthias Dworschak, BSc, MA, Ing. Wolfgang Fiala, BSc, Ing. Christoph Kainrath, B.Sc., FH-Prof. DI Dr. Martin Langer
Reflection on practical project
Lector: Marco Felsberger, BSc, Ing. Andreas Herndler, MBA MPA, DI (FH) Martin Hochreiter, Laura Kaltenbrunner, BA, MA, FH-Prof. DI Dr. Martin Langer, Mag. Clemens Österreicher, Dipl.-Ing. Mag. Andreas Tomek, mgr Mario Trutzenberger, EMBA, PhDr. Andreas Zenker, MSC, MBA
Current topics in the field of risk and security management, crisis business game, international aspects, international week
Final exam Reflection
Lectures, presentations, group work tasks, self-study (e.g. reading, research), experiential learning
specific practical activity in an organization
Relevant concepts and tasks, workshops, individual meetings, supervision
Application of studied content within a project
Independent work on a project
Lector: Ing. Christoph Kainrath, B.Sc., FH-Prof. Dipl.-Inform. Timo Kob, FH-Prof.in Mag.a Claudia Körmer, FH-Prof. DI Dr. Martin Langer, Mag.a Dr.in Beatrice Preßl, Mag. Josef Ruh, Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Michael Schmoll, Martin Wolf, LL.B, MA
Final exam Final commission exam
Independent preparation for the bachelor examination
Mentoring and reflection on internship
Lector: Heimo Grasser, MA, Peter Kaderabek, BSc, FH-Prof.in Mag.a Claudia Körmer, Christoph Moser, MA, Moritz Ruff, Thomas Schadler, Bsc. MA
Security Governance, Security Culture, Security Strategy, Security Metrics, Security Maturity Models, Global Security Operations Center, Security Convergence, Security Reporting, Security Economics
Lector: Mag. Dr. Ruth Lerchster
Perception of social phenomena, analysis and active exchange on social processes; experiencing and recognizng the group as a social body; recognition of group patterns; recognizing the effect of one's own person; role reflection; recognition of leadership dynamics; self-organization of the group.
Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Stefan Röder-Engleder
Legal and normative requirements for a waste management concept, tasks and duties of the waste management officer; basics of waste management; preparation of substance plans; planning, establishing and implementing a waste management concept in an organization; principles of the environmental management system according to ISO 14001 and EMAS; application areas; accreditation and certification; structure; implementation and continuous improvement of the environmental management system according to ISO 14001 and EMAS; internal and external audit
Lector: Bernhard Hötzel, Marion Hötzel
Mindfulness, perception, self-awareness
1st Semester:1 classroom block Thursday through Sunday 10 two to three-day classroom blocks Friday - Sunday (full day), in some cases Thursday and/or Monday
2nd to 5th Semester:5 to 9 classroom blocks Friday to Sunday (full day), in some cases Thursday and/or Monday
6th Semester: Up to 8 classroom blocks Friday to Sunday (full day), in some cases Thursday and/or Monday
Exams can take place outside these dates. For students who do not work at a single employer for at least 24 hours a week, additional classroom blocks are also available. There are also additional classroom blocks within the framework of supervision for the bachelor thesis and the practical project.
Electives Selection and participation according to available places. There may be separate selection procedures.
Security is becoming increasingly important. At the same time, security is shifting more and more away from the public sector to organizations and the private sector (which often organize in cooperation with authorities). The challenges involved are complex, and to provide successful security management, security must be thought along the entire value chain. Graduates of the Bachelor’s Degree Program in Integrated Safety and Security Management are qualified professionals who can analyze, create, implement and communicate concepts, and work as internal risk and security consultants. By obtaining recognized certificates, graduates have an invaluable competitive advantage over other graduates.
The bachelor's program is the foundation for your career in risk and security in the following industries:
Equivalence is determined by international agreements, validation or in individual cases, a decision by the head of the academic section.
Please refer to Erwachsenenbildung.at of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research for information and institutes offering preparatory courses for the university entrance qualification exam.
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Head of Integrated Safety and Security, Head of Integrated Riskmanagement, Head of Risk Management and Corporate Security T: +43 1 606 68 email@example.com
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