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Qualification: Security engineer (no legal status)

Security engineer (no legal status)

Qualification Information

Students will be able to:

(general competences)

  • use acquired knowledge for successful professional communication in both domestic and international environments;
  • apply knowledge from the field of legal regulations and special regulations in the profession to ensure legality,
  • record and analyse a problem and anticipate operational solutions in an organisation's processes;
  • demonstrate mastery of standard methods, procedures and processes in the performance of professional tasks; 
  • manage and address specific work problems using standard technical methods and procedures; 
  • develop a moral and ethical attitude, show accuracy and conscientiousness at work and show mastery of business etiquette;
  • integrate knowledge from various fields when using and developing new technical solutions;
  • continuously use information and communications technology in their own specific technical area of work; 
  • lay the foundations for the autonomous development of professional identity, professional responsibility and professionalism;

(vocationally specific competences)

  • conduct analyses for work and the planning and organisation of private security and events for which special security measures are prescribed
  • lead and direct the provision of private security services 
  • participate in the coordination of agreements with clients 
  • keep prescribed records and prepare reports
  • conduct technical correspondence with state authorities 
  • supervise the provision of private security services 
  • ensure the conformity of security services with regulations, standards and codes governing private security 
  • ensure safe working conditions for security personnel
  • demonstrate familiarity with technical means for the protection of people and property
  • demonstrate proficiency in the use and maintenance of technical means and means of restraint in personal use 
  • demonstrate mastery of security tactics
  • handle weapons
  • demonstrate knowledge of protection tactics using vehicles
  • commission and use project and technical documentation and security situation reports 
  • accept and understand the requests of the client and advise the client
  • participate in the preparation of security plans and individual security plans 
  • monitor the implementation of security projects 
  • participate in the preparation of tenders and contracts and the presentation of project solutions 
  • work in accordance with regulations and codes in the field of security

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Students' knowledge is assessed by means of practical exercises and seminar papers, and also via products, projects, performances, services, etc. and by examinations. Examination performance is graded as follows: 10 (excellent); 9 (very good: above-average knowledge but with some mistakes); 8 (very good: solid results); 7 (good); 6 (adequate: knowledge satisfies minimum criteria); 5–1 (inadequate). In order to pass an examination, a candidate must achieve a grade between adequate (6) and excellent (10).

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Higher vocational colleges

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Diplomas are issued to students who complete all obligatory modules/subjects (80 credits), two elective modules (30 credits), one freely elective subject (5 credits) and a diploma thesis (5 credits).

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  • Matura or vocational matura (previously school-leaving examination)
  • master craftsman/foreman/shop manager examination, three years' work experience and test in general education subjects at the level required for the vocational matura in secondary technical education.
NQF Level: 
6
Access requirements: 
  • Matura or vocational matura (previously school-leaving examination)
  • master craftsman/foreman/shop manager examination, three years' work experience and test in general education subjects at the level required for the vocational matura in secondary technical education.
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Diplomas are issued to students who complete all obligatory modules/subjects (80 credits), two elective modules (30 credits), one freely elective subject (5 credits) and a diploma thesis (5 credits).