Master of Infrastructure Protection and International Security
The Master of Infrastructure Protection and International Security (MIPIS) is offered by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. The program combines the unique resources of the two departments to deliver a multi-disciplinary program designed to bridge current gaps among critical infrastructure engineering, multi-hazard threat risk assessments, and policy options available to security practitioners for the protection of national critical infrastructure (NCI) systems.
Critical infrastructure system protection spans several disciplines and requires the collaboration of several professionals to deliver robust, cost-effective, socially responsible solutions to mitigate the hazards associated with threats to, and vulnerability of, these systems. Currently, practitioners responsible for the protection of NCI have limited understanding of the demands of the other disciplines, making collaboration difficult and laborious.
MIPIS is designed to offer students a cross-disciplinary understanding of critical infrastructure protection (CIP) challenges. Students with an engineering background, in addition to specializing in infrastructure engineering design, mitigation, and management, will take courses in national security policy, CIP risk management, intelligence and terrorism. Students with a policy background will reinforce their national security policy, intelligence, and terrorism expertise with an understanding of infrastructure engineering design and mitigation.
Students graduating with a MIPIS degree will find employment in a number of federal, provincial and municipal governments in addition to opportunities in Canada’s NCI Sectors including energy, transportation, IT and telecommunication, health, finance, and safety.
Terrorism, security, explosives – these are all themes that attracted Kyle Van de Vooren to sign up for Canada’s first Master’s degree in Infrastructure Protection and International Security (MIPIS)…more... more