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SCMT545 - Airport Security Design

Course Details

Course Code: SCMT545 Course ID: 2599 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the current state-of-the-art in airport security. Air terminal security is covered from the aspect of physical security considerations, baggage screening, training requirements for security personnel, employee screening and awareness programs, aircraft security, ground and air security technologies, integrating security systems for maximum coverage and protection, effective local, state, and federal liaison, counter and anti-terrorism measures, narcotics and contraband - the use of working dog teams, and apron access and security considerations.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 06/30/19 Spring 2019 Session I 8 Week session
01/28/19 - 06/28/19 07/01/19 - 08/25/19 Summer 2019 Session B 8 Week session
03/25/19 - 08/30/19 09/02/19 - 10/27/19 Summer 2019 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to

CO-1: Evaluate the architectural infrastructure of modern airports.

CO-2: Develop a basic security operations program for airport scenarios.

CO-3: Justify proven methods, concepts, and theories to devise unique and innovative solutions to problems associated with rapidly changing airport situations and technologies.

CO-4: Prepare airport contingency plans.

CO-5: Develop a state-of-the-art airport security system based on current regulatory requirements and an intimate knowledge of new technologies.

Discussion Forums – 20 percent

Discussion questions will be provided and posts should reflect an assimilation of the readings and respond to the assigned topic(s). Students are required to provide a substantive initial post by Thursday at 11:55 pm ET and respond to 2 or more classmates by Sunday 11:55 pm ET. Forum posts are graded on timeliness, relevance, knowledge of the weekly readings, and the quality of original ideas.

Midterm Assignment – 25 percent

This assignment is a take-home essay assignment of 2 questions, 2-3 pages each, to test knowledge and assimilation of the course objectives. The exclusive use of required texts and readings from this course is mandatory.

Research Project Paper – 30 percent

This project will demonstrate your ability to synthesize discipline specific material. This is a task based exercise. 15 minimum pages.

Final Assignment – 25 percent

This assignment is a take-home essay assignment, requiring a response of 4-5 pages to test knowledge and assimilation of the course objectives. The exclusive use of required texts and readings from this course is mandatory.

NameGrade %
Research Project (Paper) 30.00 %
Research Project (Paper) (1) 30.00 %
Forums 20.00 %
Week 1 Forum 2.50 %
Week 2 Forum 2.50 %
Week 3 Forum 2.50 %
Week 4 Forum 2.50 %
Week 5 Forum 2.50 %
Week 6 Forum 2.50 %
Week 7 Forum 2.50 %
Week 8 Forum 2.50 %
Assignments 50.00 %
Midterm Assignment 25.00 %
Final Assignment 25.00 %

Readings are located under the Weekly Lessons.

Book Title:Various resources from the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.