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Security Technology and Information Security II - SEP2605
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module is divided into two sections namely Section A: Security Technology and Section B: Information Security. The purpose of Section A is to enable students to apply sound supervisory, managerial and technical knowledge, values and skills of various security technological aids (and the supporting technology) with specific reference to the various industries/ sectors in the security environment. The purpose of Section B is to enable students to process and evaluate skills and knowledge pertaining to data and information protection.
Applied Research Methodology in Security Science - SEP4801
Post Graduate Diploma Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to build and foster an understanding of existing research philosophies, theories, practices and approaches in order to apply such when a student undertakes practical research related to the discipline of Security Science. The main focus is to develop critical skills and knowledge for the application and implementation of research philosophies, theories, practices and approaches as utilised in the study discipline of Security Science. This module will equip them with the knowledge and skills to apply the existing research philosophies, theories, practices and approaches in the related discipline. Students credited with this module will be able to: Engage in problem solution utilising appropriate research philosophies, theories, approaches, methodologies and techniques for conducting research in the discipline of Security Science. Exhibit the skills to identify, analyse, evaluate and address research problems through evidence-based solutions and theory-driven arguments appropriate to the discipline of Security Science on Postgraduate level.
Security Risk Control Measures I - SEP2606
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans Module presented online
Purpose: To provide students with an introduction and general orientation to security risk control measures (recommendations and solutions to security risks). An overview of the various categories of security risk control measures and concepts is provided in order to contextualize this module in relation to the protective security risk control function as a whole. The student will learn how to identify and implement effective security risk control measures that must be applied in order that vulnerable assets can be protected from identified security (crime) risks. Furthermore the student will learn how to make recommendations regarding these identified security measures.
Research Report in Security Science - SEP4802
Post Graduate Diploma Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 36
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: SEP4801
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip students to apply, analyse, and synthesise the knowledge and skills of research philosophies, theories, approaches, methods and techniques into a research proposal and a research report in a manner that is appropriate on a Postgraduate level in the discipline of Security Science. Students credited with this module will be able to: Compile an acceptable research proposal and a research report that is appropriate to the discipline of Security Science on a Postgraduate level.
Applied Security Risk Management - SEP3701
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Crime related risk assessments, crime related risk identification, techniques of risk identification, measurement and analyses of crime related risks in an organisation, risk control, physical and organisational elimination of crime related risks, reduction of crime related risks, insurance and other forms of risk transfer.
Advanced Security Risk Control Measures and Security Technology IV - SEP4803
Post Graduate Diploma Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip students with comprehensive and systematic knowledge in Security Risk Control Measures and Security Technology. To provide them with the competence and skills to identify, recommend and implement effective solutions (risk control and security technology measures) to combat security (crime) problems. Security risk control measures should be viewed as comprising solutions to crime threats and risks. By utilising the case study method, students will be given the ability to identify, analyse and deal with complex and/or real world problems and issues using evidence-based solutions and theory-driven arguments. These acquired skills will assist students in effectively selecting and applying advanced security risk control measures and security technology in the security environment pertaining to security/crime risks. This module is intended for supervisors and managers who are at the forefront of this specific specialisation area in the broad discipline of security science.
Integrated Security Risk Project Management - SEP3702
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to provide students with a theoretical and practical framework in compiling a project plan, related to the security industry, as well as the implementation thereof. Furthermore a student will be able to conduct a return on investment exercise as a management tool in order to obtain capital expenditure for large projects. The student will also be capable of compiling, drafting and presenting an effective security risk management report to his/her clients. Finally, this module will enable security managers to identify, implement, evaluate and maintain costeffective security measures.
Advanced Security Risk Management IV - SEP4804
Post Graduate Diploma Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: The purpose of this module is for students to gain a well-rounded and systematic knowledge base, skills and applied competence so as to provide a detailed explanation, discussion and the application of Advanced Security Risk Management within a corporate environment and government agencies. This module has also been structured for students to conduct an academic and professional discourse on answering specific questions based on case studies throughout. A student accredited with this module should furthermore be able to demonstrate a coherent and critical understanding of the importance of Advanced Risk Management with specific reference to the security environment.
Corporate Investigation III - SEP3703
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To equip students with the knowledge and skills to supervise corporate investigations, whether as a supervisor or a security manager or someone working as a corporate investigator. These abilities are crucial for students to successfully investigate crime and other irregularities within the discipline of Security Sciences.
Advanced Corporate Investigations IV - SEP4805
Post Graduate Diploma Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip students with comprehensive and systematic knowledge and skills to conduct investigations in a corporate environment, so that they can effectively investigate and manage criminal and disciplinary matters relevant to their organisational objectives. This module is intended for investigators, supervisors and managers who are at the forefront of this specific specialisation area in the broad discipline of Security Science.
Security Risk Control Measures III - SEP3704
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Recommendation: Students should complete SEP3714 before they can register for this module.
Purpose: To provide students with the ability to identify and measure security risks with the aid of statistics at a more advanced level. Students must also be empowered to be able to identify and recommend costeffective solutions to identified and measured security risks and security weaknesses at a more advanced level. Overviews of various relevant theoretical statistical and security risk management theories, principles and concepts, which must be applied, are conveyed to students. This module is contextualized at a higher level (than the 2nd year module) in relation to the protective security risk management function as a whole. Furthermore this module will enable students to identify, measure and present relevant and more advanced security specific risk control measures (solutions to crime risks or problems) in order that the vulnerable assets of an organisation can be effectively protected from identified security risks on a cost-effective basis.
Security Technology and Information Security III - SEP3705
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To enable students to apply sound supervisory, managerial and technical knowledge, values and skills of various security technological aids (and the supporting technology) with specific reference to the various industries/sectors in the security environment. In addition, to enable students to process and evaluate skills and knowledge pertaining to data and information protection.
Specialised Security Sectors - SEP3706
Advanced Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Recommendation: Students should complete SEP3701, SEP3702, SEP3703, SEP3704, SEP3705 and SEP3714 before registering for SEP3706.
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip students with integrated knowledge and skills to supervise or manage private security officers performing their security duties in different specialised security sectors of the industry. Further to equip students with sound supervisory, managerial and technical knowledge, values and skills of the basic security functions at different security workplaces as found in the highly diversified security environment in South Africa and abroad. In addition, students will be identifying, analysing and evaluating the right application of these various basic security functions expected of a security supervisor.
Criminal Justice Research Methodology - SEP3707
Advanced Diploma,Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to provide students with an understanding of research methodology in the discipline of Applied Criminal Justice. The main focus is to familiarise students with the different methods and techniques applied in research, as well as the different approaches that are specifically utilized in the study field of Applied Criminal Justice, with the emphasise on practical implementation of fieldwork research (‘How to do research’). This module will equip them with a detailed knowledge base to understand the research process, the different research methods available for the collection of research information (research instruments; sampling methods; interviewing techniques) and how to plan a research project in Applied Criminal Justice.
Security Principles and Practices I - SEP1501
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: To provide students with an introduction (basic understanding) and general orientation of security within the corporate environment or organisations (commerce and industry), and also to provide insight into the principles and practices of security, concepts and theory of security. Further more the module will cover appropriate ethics that guide the security industry.
Current issues in Security Management - SEP3708
Advanced Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Recommendation: Students should complete SEP3701, SEP3702, SEP3703, SEP3704, SEP3705 and SEP3714 before registering for SEP3708.
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to provide students with an understanding of the current issues and ‘problems’ facing the South African Private Security Industry at a management level thereby gaining integrated knowledge, skills and applied competence on the regulatory and legislative controls side of the management of security. This knowledge will assist students in the implementation of the necessary supervisory, managerial and technical knowledge, values and skills for the more effective and efficient functioning of the provision of security services throughout society at different security workplaces as found in the highly diversified security environment in South Africa and abroad. The module is aimed at people employed in the public or private sector, and especially those with relevant experience in security services or related fields.
Fire Prevention and Safety Strategies - SEP1502
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: Security officers are often designated as a company or organisation's Safety & Fire Officer in addition to their security duties. One of the successes of security officials has been their contribution to preventing and controlling fires in the industrial, commercial and public sectors, in order to ensure profitability and levels of service within the organisations where they are employed. This module aims at educating the security official regarding his or her specific role in the prevention and control of fires (particularly after hours).
Advanced Security Management III - SEP3709
Advanced Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Recommendation: This module should be taken after completion of SEP3701 & SEP3702.
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip students with integrated knowledge and skills to supervise or manage private security officers performing their security duties in various security sectors of the industry. This module is applicable to persons from the Private Security Industry who renders security services in particular to government departments. The main focus is on empowering security officers, security supervisors, security managers and security directors from the discipline Security Management at an advanced level. The module can also be studied by persons who are not government employees.
Corporate Investigation I - SEP1503
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: To provide students with an introduction and general orientation regarding the investigative terminology, basic principles and concepts. Furthermore the students will learn how to conduct investigations at the scene of a crime as well as how to take down statements. General orientation to criminal investigation including, the role.
Advanced Security Risk Management III - SEP3710
Advanced Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Recommendation: This module should be taken after completion of SEP3701, SEP3702 & SEP3704.
Purpose: The purpose of this module is for students to gain integrated knowledge, skills and applied competence so as to provide a detailed explanation of the UNISA Security Risk Management Model and how it is applied. This module has also been structured for students to conduct an academic and professional discourse on new developments and trends in security risk management (corporate risk governance; industrial espionage; competitive intelligence; corporate enterprise & executive risk management; business continuity and contingency planning, organisational resilience management). A student accredited with this module should furthermore be able to demonstrate a coherent and critical understanding of the importance of Total Risk Management (incl. safety, health, building/facilities) as well as enterprise wide risk management.
Security Technology and Information Security I - SEP1505
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: The purpose of this module is for students to gain a general orientation to basic security technological techniques or devices (aids) such as alarms, surveillance-CCTV cameras, detectors, X-rays for access control, identification systems (biometrics), etc., as well as the basic principles and techniques used to protect information and data. The objective being for them to apply such knowledge and skills gained within an integrated security system; to be able to assess threats to security technology systems (equipment and information/data) and formulate and implement basic protective measures for information/data security, in order to ensure the continued management and functioning of integrated security technological systems.
Advanced Security Risk Control Measures III - SEP3711
Advanced Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Recommendation: This module should be taken after completion of SEP3704.
Purpose: The purpose of this module is for students to gain integrated knowledge, skills and applied competence in security risk control measures. To have an informed understanding of the relevant concepts and principles that will assist in the effective selection and application of advanced security risk control measures. This module has been structured to meet the needs of the individual and those of the security industry. It is aimed at individuals with relevant experience (or employment) in security or related fields. This module aims to equip students with the ability to identify, analyse and evaluate security risk control measures to ensure that effective and beneficial measures are in place to secure and protect an environment. It will assist in advancing students’ technical knowledge and developing their skills pertaining to the implementation and evaluation of security risk control measures.
Industrial Security Principles - SEP2601
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To provide successful students with a theoretical framework dealing with an overview of the present security scenario in South Africa and the basic operational security (risk control) principles and measures that security supervisors (junior managers) must be able to apply in order for a security system to function appropriately in an industrial security environment.
Advanced Security Technology & Information Security III - SEP3712
Advanced Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Recommendation: This module should be taken after completion of SEP3705.
Purpose: The purpose of this module is for students to gain integrated knowledge, skills and applied competence in security technology and information security. The module has been structured to meet the needs of the individual and those of the security industry. It is aimed at those people in employment, whether in the public or private sector, and especially those with relevant experience in security or related fields. These abilities are crucial to successfully protect information and in applying various security technological aids within the security service..
Industrial Security in Practice - SEP2602
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To enable successful students to apply sound supervisory, managerial and technical knowledge, values and skills of the basic security functions at different security workplaces as found in the highly diversified industrial security environment in South Africa. In addition, students will be analysing and evaluating the application of these various basic security functions expected of a security supervisor (junior manager).
Advanced Corporate Investigation III - SEP3713
Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in Module presented online
Purpose: The purpose of this module is for students to gain well-rounded and systematic knowledge, skills and applied competence in specific corporate and workplace investigations. The module has been structured to meet the needs of investigators employed in the different sectors of the public or private sector, and especially those with relevant experience in criminal investigation or related fields. This module will provide the student with the abilities to analyse and evaluate situations or scenarios pertaining to specific corporate and workplace investigations. It will further enable them to follow procedure and processes to successfully conduct specific corporate and workplace investigations.
Corporate Investigation II - SEP2603
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: For students to be equipped with the knowledge and skills of supervising corporate investigations, whether as security supervisors (security managers) or someone working as a corporate investigator.
Security Risk Control Measures II ( Module 1) - SEP3714
Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Purpose: To provide students with solutions to security risks/problems at a more advanced level. Overviews of various relevant theoretical concepts and principles which must act as tools when it comes to practical application are provided. This module on Security Risk Control Measures II is contextualised at a higher level (than the 1st year module) in relation to the protective security risk management function as a whole