School of Engineering

HND Security Engineering

2-year Study Programme
Accredited Programme
EU Recognised - 120 ECTS
If we want to follow the rapidly changing society in which we live and follow all innovative solutions that enrich us, and satisfy our business partners, colleagues, friends and family with our expertise in practice, we have to realize that we should be a learning society and that education is our path to the future.
Janja Viher,
CEO at Maribor - Pohorje Toursit Board

Student Satisfaction

  • 95% students say we met and exceeded their expecations about the programme
  • 97% students would recommend us to a friend
  • Student success rate is between 80% in 90%

Programme Summary

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Why Take This Study Programme?

Europe and the world in the 21st century are facing a large migrant flows that are arising from conflicts, climate changes and the desire of migrants for a better life. Increase of migrations in society means increase of security risk, therefore the professional knowledge of security engineers is very much needed.

Competences, which you will gain from this study program will enable the immediate application of your knowledge in practice and prepare you for the exciting opportunities that lie ahead of you.


Your projects will be evaluated by lecturers from companies

100% courses built by industry

100 days of internship in a company

Become a Security engineer and change your career perspective! With effective and appropriate guidance this study programme will enable you obtain crucial competences as a Security engineer.

By the time of graduation you will have your own portfolio of real-life projects to present to your future employer.


Programme Structure



Lecturers in Security Engineering study program are recognized professional employed by leading multinationals and local enterprises with expertise in law, personal security, criminology, specialized driving and technical systems. They are be able to provide you with up-to date industry knowledge.

Programme Structure

Professional terminology in a foreign language5
Business Communication and Management5
Computer Science5
Economics and Entrepreneurship5
ICT Systems4
Work Safety5
Law and State Regulations4
Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedom4
Introduction to Personal Security5
Criminal Law and Criminal Investigation5
Administrative Law4
Measures of Security Personnel4
Organisation of transportation, Interventions and Public Gatherings5
Planning Protection of People4
Personal Security Tactics4
Special Driving Abilities2
Private Security Management and Procedures, Surveillance methods4
Weapons and shooting2
Security Planning4
Cooperation with other security bodies4
Ellective course5
Diploma Thesis5



Entry Requirements


To enrol in this study programme you must have:

  • Completed Secondary / High-School Education – 12 years
  • Proof of English Language Level upon entry, which could be one of the following:
    • ELSA Score of at least 380
    • TOELF iBT score of at least 79
    • IELTS score of at least 5.5
    • FCA (A)
    • other equivalent English Assessment, subject to Academia approval
Quota Available

Total quota for enrolment in 2019 / 2020 for the programme is 60.

Recognition of Prior Knowledge

If you have already taken or completed an education in other higher educational institution, we may recognise this knowledge in the courses. Students are to submit the RPK-Form after enrolment. Courses can be recognised fully or partly.

Courses completed 10 years ago or before are a not subject to recognition.

Courses are recognised by Academic Committee on the basis of Lecturers’ recommendation.

Recognition of prior knowledge is free of charge.

Course of Lectures

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800 Hours of Lectures and Lab Work are in English

Lectures and Lab Work are conducted one after another, which enables you to focus on a specific subject and study more effectively.

All Lectures and Lab Work are conducted in English, also recorded and available for students on online study portal E-Academia the following day.

Facilities including lecture rooms, computer labs and self-study rooms at Academia are fully accredited by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Slovenia in accordance to high quality standards.

Guest Lectures

Every theory course students have one guest lecture from an Security Engineering Expert to explain the importance of a particular course for the industry.


Study Trips

In every theory course students will visit a leading industry company, have the opportunity to network with employers and see the study programme in practise.

800 hours of internship in real-work environment

The internship is an important component of this study programme.  It is structured in the following manner:

  1. Communication – 6 ECTS
  2. Security – 7 ECTS
  3. Organising – 7 ECTS
  4. Personal security and management – 6 ECTS

In real-work environment you will have a mentor from an enterprise who will guide you through an internship. Internship is also a base for diploma thesis.

Programme Accreditation


Type of the Programme

Name of obtained Degree:Security Engineer (inženir varovanja)
Education Level:6/1
Type of the Programme:Short-Cycle of Higher Education
Validity of Degree

Study program Security Engineering  is publicly accredited and recognised programme by the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Slovenia (Official Gazette of RS, Nos. 86/04 and 100/13).

Education is recognised within European Union with 120 credits according to the European Credit Transfer System.

Next to official Diploma Document students will receive an annex with detailed information about the study programme and competences gained while studying at Academia.

Opportunities for further study after Graduation

Once students graduate at Academia, they can enrol into 3rd or 2nd Year of Bachelor Degree in Security Engineering.

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Continuation of study

In Slovenia

In accordance with the transfer criteria, Security Engineering graduates of Academia college may enter the second year of undergraduate study program of related disciplines.

In the UK

In accordance with the transfer criteria, Security Engineering graduates of Academia college may enter the second or third year of undergraduate or postgraduate study program of related disciplines. Enrollment in the third year depends on average grades obtained during the studies at Academia.

With a diploma of Academia, a student may enter undergraduate or postgraduate study programs