Logistics and security collide in Carleton University’s new Masters of Infrastructure Protection and International Security program.
The cutting edge program focuses on dealing with infrastructure threats and security including terrorism, according to the Carleton University website.
“The program combines engineering and international affairs policies and security,” said Abass Braimah, assistant professor in the Faculty of Engineering and Design.
The program is the first of its kind in North America, and Canada’s capital was an ideal location to begin this sort of infrastructure training.
Ottawa is teeming with “departments that map directly to our 10 national critical infrastructures,” said Wayne Boone, assistant professor with Carleton’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs.
“The policies, the oversight, the programmatic aspect is all here in the national capital region. It makes it a very good fit for this collaborative information sharing program.”
As a graduate master’s program, spots for students in the program are expected to hotly contested, with “at least 15 full-time students, because we’re trying to keep class sizes small,” said Braimah.
The program is an “elite” program, and students hoping to get in will have to be “the best of the best” to be considered. It’s likely that a maximum of 24 graduate students will be admitted.