Natural disasters, technical dangers, industrial accidents as well as sabotage and terrorism require organizations and especially companies to focus more and more on security. Security management increasingly covers all areas of business and deals with risks in the areas of human, infrastructure and organization.
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Office hours during the semesterby appointment
Application period for academic year 2020/21
7th October 2019 to 19th April 2020
tuition fee / semester:
+ ÖH premium + contribution**
* Tuition fees for students from third countries € 727 per semester
**for additional study expenses (currently up to €83 depending on degree program and year)
Security issues are relevant internally and externally. Security has to be planned, lived, implemented and continually adapted. This is firmly anchored in your consciousness. Likewise, risk factors must be recognized early and properly assessed. That is why you seek to build up a sound knowledge base and secure it with a recognized academic education. Responsibility and assertiveness are a matter of course for you. In difficult situations, you keep a cool head. This helps you calmly and deliberately make the right decisions.
FH Campus Wien positioned itself early on in the German-speaking world with academic training in the area of risk and security management, and in the following years built up a strong network throughout Austria as well as internationally. As a founding member, FH Campus Wien founded the Cooperation Network of Risk, Safety and Security Studies (CONRIS), in which universities and universities of applied sciences from all over Europe promote the further development of security and risk management. As an alumni association, the Association of Austrian Academic Security Consultants (VASBÖ) is yet another strong partner.
Through our cooperation with international organizations, ministries, offices and leading companies, we have a strong network of first-class experts in teaching and research.
In the 1st semester and the beginning of the 2nd you will learn the basics of risk and security management, gain an understanding of statistical correlations and acquire management system competence for process, quality and risk management. Building on this, in the following semesters you will deepen your knowledge of the subjects of fire safety, employee security, security management (with physical security, emergency and crisis management, etc.) and information security.
As a central component of your academic training, you will write seminar papers and a research project and complete your studies with a bachelor thesis. In terms of practical work, you will take part in projects in the context of your course subjects.
In the 5th and 6th semester, focus is placed on change management. You will complete your studies with a practical project on risk and security.
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.
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.
Lector: Ing. Herbert Dvorak, MBA, 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 examModule exam
Lectures, presentations, group work tasks, self-study (e.g. reading, research)
Lector: Dr. Michael Breitenfeld, Mag. Robert Ertl, Ing. Christoph Kainrath, B.Sc., Dr. phil. Susan Koranyi, FH-Prof. DI Dr. Martin Langer, Kathleen Lützkendorf, MA, Kathrin Martin, Florian Polt, BSc, MA, Mag. Josef Ruh, Mag.a Ines Schubiger, PD Dr.Dr. Dipl.-Psych
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, Dr. Roman Käfer, Mag. Josef Ruh
Application of taught basics of process and quality management within a specific project
Lector: Ing. Herbert Dvorak, MBA
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: DI Stephan Javurek, DI Christian Plohberger
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
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. Bernhard Lauring, Mag.a Dr.in Beatrice Preßl, Dr.in Yvonne Prinzellner, Ing. Mag. Stefan Rakowsky, MSc, 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)
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.)
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
Application of mediated basics of fire protection within a specific project.
Application of mediated basics of risk management within a specific project.
Reflection of mediated basics with regard to practical application.
Experiential learning / Reflection
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
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
Theory of science, science history, research process & research paradigms, organization theories.
Planning, execution and documentation of an empirical study
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),
Basics of organizational design, core approaches of organization theory in discourse, basics of management
Composition of a seminar paper with reference to research methods
Application of mediated basics of employee protection within a specific project.
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.
Reflextion conception bachelor thesis
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
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
Application of mediated basics of security within a specific project.
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
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
Systemic view vs. systems theory, hypotheses and construction of reality, relationship management, conflict interventions, different types of counseling
Reflection of research process
Explanation of terms and objectives of ISMS and common procedures and standards, network components, network types, security in networks, security components in networks, etc.
Interfaces and common characteristics of security management and information security
Independent conception of a consultancy project
Conception practical project
Reflection of mediated basics with regard to practical application
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
Independent preparation for the bachelor examination
Mentoring and reflection on internship
Reflection on practical project
Current topics in the field of risk and security management, crisis business game, international aspects, international week
Final examreflection (Module exam)
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
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
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.
Language of instructionGerman
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 Bundesministerium für Bildung und Frauen for information and institutes offering preparatory courses for the university entrance qualification exam.
The admission procedure consists of the following parts:
The entire selection process will be completed within one day.
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