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Defence and security

Graduates of this degree course must acquire the fundamental theoretical knowledge pertaining to:

  1. basic sciences in the field (mathematics, physics, chemistry and computer) in order to apply them professionally;
  2. such disciplines as to law, politics, public institutions and economics, in order to apply their knowledge to the organisation and management of military units or specific areas of public administration;
  3. the disciplines relating to history, geography and territory, so as to better understand the areas in which organisational command, co-ordination and management occur;
  4. such disciplines as foreign languages, anthropology, psychology, and sociology, so as to effectively communicate in an international setting and to understand the diverse socio-cultural elements of different operational contexts.

Graduates of this degree course must also have acquired:

  1. critical knowledge of military ethics and of the deontological implications of the military profession in the various operational fields concerning internal and external security, also to humanitarian ends and for the protection of civilians in case of natural disasters;
  2. the integrated competences ( gained through coordinated training and internships) needed to successfully apply theory to the organisation, management and command of military units or specific public administration sectors with regards to internal and external security; the same knowledge must also be applied to the correct and efficient use of defence and/or security systems;
  3. adequate knowledge enabling them to provide for their further professional training, and to co-operate in the implementation of activities regarding the selection of personnel for military units and specific public administration sectors;
  4. technical knowledge necessary for bargaining, and for the management of information/communications problems; knowledge of information systems, used either singularly, or in a network, to access and manage data banks;
  5. technical competences for the identification and evaluation of risks connected to the fulfilment of professional duties.