Programmes  /  Specialist Diploma in Homeland Security & Counter-Terrorism


The Specialist Diploma provides students with an overview of the key issues in Homeland Security and Terrorism from strategic as well as operational perspectives.

  • Pathway Program recognized by Charles Sturt University (CSU) for Subject Credits leading to the Master of Arts (Terrorism, Safety & Security)
  • Students will gain an articulation equivalent to 64 subject credit points or two year of the Master of Arts (Terrorism, Safety & Security) programme.
  • Graduates need to complete an additional 32 subject credit points with Charles Sturt University to be awarded the Master of Arts (Terrorism, Safety & Security).

Course Duration

Full-Time (Local & International Students)
5 Months Study

Part-Time (Local Students)
10 Months Study

Teacher Student Ratio


Modes & Methods of Delivery

  • Powerpoint Presentations
  • Discussions
  • Question & Answers
  • Assignments
  • Class Activities
  • Role Play
  • Projects


Students will be assessed throughout the duration of the programme.

  • In-Class Assessment – At the end of each module.
  • Module Paper – Each student will be required to write a 2000 words module paper.
  • Class Participation – Students will also be assessed based on their participation in class.

The pre-requisites for Specialist Diploma in Homeland Security & Counter-Terrorism

  • 21 years old and above; and
  • Degree Holder; or
  • Pass in English in GCE ‘O’ level or equivalent; or

Other qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Local Students


Specialist Diploma in Homeland Security & Counter-Terrorism
5 Months Study (Full-Time)


Specialist Diploma in Homeland Security & Counter-Terrorism
10 Months Study (Part-Time)

International Students


Specialist Diploma in Homeland Security & Counter-Terrorism
5 Months Study (Full-Time)

Miscellaneous Notes

  • All fees stated are inclusive of 7% GST
  • All fees are subject to change without prior notice.

Application Fee of SGD$299.60 is payable to STEi Institute Pte. Ltd. This fee is non-refundable under all circumstances Student can make payment via TT, bank draft or cheque.

Medical Insurance Scheme

STEi hereby confirms and undertakes to students that it has in place a medical insurance scheme for all its students as required by the Committee for Private Education (CPE) under the EduTrust certification scheme.

Fee Protection Scheme

STEi provides fee protection scheme for all students as required by the Committee for Private Education (CPE) and is aligned with the EduTrust requirements.

All course fees are payable to STEi Institute STFA (ESCROW) account with DBS Bank in Singapore (Account No. : 003-909412-4), an approved Service Provider by CPE.

SDCT1101 – Introduction to Counter-Terrorism

This module aims at providing students with an introduction to some of the critical issues in contemporary Counter Terrorism. The key topics covered include evolution, history, primer, modern concepts of terrorism, strategy and counter-terrorism.

SDCT1103 – Understanding the Regional Threat and Charting a Way Ahead

This module aims at providing students with the understanding on the various aspects of terrorism organisation, ideology and financing. Students will be acquainted with how terrorists may exist and examine differences in ideology before delving into the issue of terrorist financing and its increasing global significance.

SDCT1104 – The Evolving Threat of Terrorism and its Social Impact

This module examines the growing concern of an evolving nexus between terrorism and organised crime, and the social impact of terrorism. Students will analyse the converging factors between terrorist groups and criminal syndicates and understand its potential implications on issues such as terror financing and proliferation of narcotics.

SDCT1105 – The Terrorist Threat: Looking Beyond

This module examines the key factors that play a critical role in contemporary counterterrorism. Students will be introduced to the role of intelligence services in counter-terrorism and examine its various components as well as the ‘Intelligence Cycle’ in details.

SDCT1106 – Towards a Strategic Approach in Fighting Terror

This module provides students with the understanding of one of the most critical non-kinetic measures in counter-terrorism which involves engagement with the community, and strategic communication to counter radicalization and the development of terrorism. Students will identify and analyse successful community engagement initiatives through various case studies.

In order to be conferred the course award, the student must achieve a pass for STEi Examination, and at least 75% of class attendance. Student’s Pass Holders are required to maintain a class attendance of 90% and above.

Upon successful completion of the Specialist Diploma in Homeland Security & Counter-Terrorism awarded by STEi Institute, the student is eligible to apply with advanced standing to our partnered universities.

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