1st Level Master Course in “Protection against CBRNe events"
(Course for First Responders) Academic Years 2015/2017
2 years (March 2016 – December 2017)
ECTS: 120 ECTS
At the end of Master Course, participants will obtain a “1st Level Master in Protection Against CBRNe Events (120 ECTS)”.
The Master Course aims at training “First Responders” and providing them with advanced skills in the following areas:
- CBRNe threats and risks
- Analysis of CBRNe agents
- Effects of CBRNe agents
- Diffusion and dispersion of CBRNe
- Software and codes for CBRNe emergencies
- Detection of CBRNe agents: equipment and techniques
- CBRNe protection
- CBRNe decontamination
- International emergency systems in case of CBRNe events
- Sanitary rescue and psychological approach to emergencies in case of CBRNe events
- Critical infrastructure
- Investigation and mitigation
- Communication and information in case of CBRNe events
- Practical activities and training at four specialized European Facilities: NBC School of Rieti (Italy), VVU-026 Sternberk (Czech Republic), Chornobyl Centre (Ukraine), Seibersdorf Laboratories (Austria)
The Master Course aims at providing participants with suitable technical and operational skills and knowledge, so to become key players in the new area of CBRNe risks. In order to participate in the Master Course and obtain the final degree (which has legal value according to the Italian law), candidates must have a 180-ECTS point Bachelor’s degree or equivalent. “Equivalence” of degrees such as Military, Police, Fire- fighters Academy degrees etc., will be assessed on a case-by-case basis by the University’s competent bodies and the Master Course’s Steering Committee.
The Master Course is organised by the University of Rome Tor Vergata and the following Italian Public Entities, with which the University has signed formal agreements:
- Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri (Prime Minister’s Office)
- Ministero della Difesa (Ministry of Defence)
- Ministero dell’Interno (Ministry of The Interior)
- ENEA (Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development)
- Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (National Institute for Geophysics and Vulcanology)
- Istituto Superiore di Sanità (National Health Institute)
- SOGIN S.p.A.
Cooperation Agreements have also been signed with the following International Entities:
- OPCW (Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons)
- NATO Centre Of Excellence – (Czech Republic)
- NATO SCHOOL of Oberammergau (Germany)
- HotZone Solutions (The Netherlands)
- VVU-026 Sternberk (Czech Republic)
- Seibersdorf Laboratories GmbH (Austria)
- Chornobyl Centre (Ukraine)
The Master Course boasts cooperation with the most important companies operating in the safety and security sector.
Curriculum (Tentative To be Defined)
The 1st level Master Course in “Protection against CBRNe Events” will start on March 2016
The Master Course Tuition Fee amounts to € 15,162.00 (including taxes and parchment), divided into 4 instalments:
• € 3,896.00 upon enrollment, to be paid by March 25th, 2016
• € 3,750.00 to be paid by June 23rd 2016
• € 3,766.00 to be paid by January 12th 2017
• € 3,750.00 tobe paid by June 22nd 2017
Attendance and Qualification
Students are required to attend at least 80% of classes and practical activities. Students shall only graduate if they meet the following requirements:
- Have attended at least 80% of all classes and practical activities;
- Have passed the tests for each module
- Have passed the final examination.
At the end of the Master Course, students who have attended at least 80% of all classes and practical activities, passed the tests and the final examination will be awarded the 1st-Level Master Degree in "Protection against CBRNe events” (120 ECTS).
The final exam shall be taken before the end of the last session of the second academic year following the last year of enrolment in the Course. After that period, it will no longer be possible to take the exam and obtain the degree.
The best Master Theses will be selected for publication in scientific journals.