Project Description

Diploma in Business in Risk and Security Management (NQF Level 6) – 63DRSM

The purpose of this qualification is to equip students with knowledge and skills in risk and security, and general skills for the law enforcement fraternity. The minimum duration is 1 year. Students who complete this qualification may pursue further studies in risk and security management or another related cognate area of learning at NQF level 7. This programme equips students with the following skills: investigation and techniques, industrial skills in security operations, managing human capital, application of Namibia’s criminal law, ethics, security operations, policies and risk factor, expertise in criminal justice system’s processes, cyber securities, technological apparatus, and crisis management skills. Students who complete this qualification will be able to fill the following career positions: police force, security force, defence force, immigration operations, and risk management.

The Diploma in Risk and Security Management Programme seeks to recruit suitably qualified students who can benefit from, contributing to, and completing the programme. To be considered for admission to this programme, a prospective student must:

  1. Be in possession of Diploma in Police Management or/and other relevant qualifications assessed at a minimum of Level 5 qualification from a recognized institution of higher learning, with a minimum of 5 years relevant work experience.
  2. Admission could also be considered for persons who qualify through the Mature Age Entry      Scheme upon successful completion of the relevant examinations as set out in the General Information and Regulation Prospectus. A special application is available for this purpose. For mature age entry, a candidate must be above 25 years old, in possession of a Grade 12 Certificate, with a minimum of 10 years work experience.

Additional Selection Criteria

Should there be too many qualified applicants, those with more research and managerial experience will be given priority. Also, applicants may be given assessment tasks set by the NBS to perform to the satisfaction of the Admission Committee.

Students who complete the Diploma in Risk and Security programme may pursue further studies in Risk and Security or other related cognate area of learning at NQF level 7.

Blended learning conducted through e-learning augmented by face-to-face lessons on a block-Release Basis.

The minimum duration of this programme is one (1) year.

Taught modules will be assessed through formative and summative assessments. Students are also expected to complete an Applied Risk and Security Management Project following the school’s guidelines. The assessment of each course shall be as follows:

  • Weighting in assessments for modules (except mini thesis) is 25% individual assignments, 25% group assignments, 50% examination.
  • To pass a module, a minimum final mark of 50% is required.
  • The final mark for each module will be calculated using a ratio of 50:50 i.e., CA: Exam mark
  • Notwithstanding the above, a subminimum of at least 40% will apply to the Exam Mark.
  • Applied Risk and Security Management Project shall be examined by an appointed internal examiner and moderated by an external examiner.
  • To pass the Applied Risk and Security Management Project, the student must obtain a minimum average final mark of 50%.

The Diploma in Risk and Security Management qualification will awarded to candidates who have completed the 136 credits at Level 6 as prescribed in the curriculum and have met all administrative and financial requirements of the University.

Note: these modules can either be offered in first or second semester according to structure of the timetable, students are urged to consult the timetable.

NQF Level: 6

First Semester

Module codeModuleCreditsContact hours per week (L / P / T)(Co-requisites) / Pre-requisitesCompulsory (C) / Elective (E)
B2611RIIndustrial Security Management 144 L/WNoneC
B2631RIInvestigative Skills and Techniques144 L/WNoneC
B2611RAResources and Organizational Management144 l/wNoneC
B2631RAOperational Risk Management 144 l/wNoneC
B2611RSSecurity Practice and Project Management.144 l/wNoneC
Total Credits Semester 70 Credits

Second Semester

Module codeModuleCreditsContact hours per week (L / P / T)(Co-requisites) / Pre-requisitesCompulsory (C) / Elective (E)
B2612RLLegal Studies (Criminal
Law and Procedure)
14 4 L/WNoneC
B2612RS Security Technologies
and Information
144 L/WNoneC
B2612RC Cybercrime 144 l/wNoneC
B2612RAApplied Risk and
Security Management
Project
144 l/wNoneC
Total Credits SemesterSecurity Practice and Project Management.144 l/wNone66 Credits
Total Credits Year 1136 Credits
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