Course syllabus

Introduktion till samhällssäkerhet och resiliens
Introduction to Societal Resilience

VBRN30, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2013/14
Decided by: Education Board C
Date of Decision: 2013-04-25

General Information

Main field: Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation.
Elective for: BI4, RH4
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

demonstrate understanding of the four overarching functions for societal resilience, to anticipate, recognise, adapt and learn, including what they entail as well as how they depend on each other.

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

demonstrate ability to apply general thematic knowledge concerning risk assessment, forecasting, monitoring, impact assessment, prevention and mitigation, preparedness, response, recovery, and evaluation.

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Written individual examination and approved group project. The group project shall be reported both orally and in writing.

Code: 0113. Name: Introduction to Societal Resilience.
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH.
Code: 0213. Name: Group Assignment.
Credits: 0. Grading scale: UG.


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: 40
Selection: Credits remaining for the degree. First priority to students admitted to the MSc in Risk Management and Safety Engineering, and second priority to student admitted to the BSc in Fire Safety Engineering.
The course might be cancelled: If the number of applicants is less than 16.

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Per Becker,