Infrastructure Protection and International Security

Infrastructure Protection and International Security combines the unique resources of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs to deliver a multidisciplinary program designed to bring together the core principles of critical infrastructure engineering and multi-hazard threat risk assessment with an awareness of the policy framework in which security practitioners operate, and policy options available to security practitioners. The objective is to produce graduates who can contribute effectively to the multidisciplinary teams needed to deliver robust, cost-effective, socially responsible solutions to ensure safe and resilient national critical infrastructure systems.

Capital Advantage

Carleton University’s strategic location in Ottawa, the Nation’s Capital, provides an appropriate backdrop for those security practitioners, engineers and policy advisors who seek advanced studies in critical infrastructure protection (CIP). All CIP policy and program direction for Canada’s 10 National Critical Infrastructures (NCIs) are centered in the National Capital Region, where students will have access to officials from government departments, as well as leaders from private industry and non-governmental organizations. Carleton maintains strong professional ties with those departments and agencies charged with protecting our NCIs. MIPIS Graduates will find employment in a number of governmental departments in addition to opportunities in Canada’s NCI Sectors including energy, transportation, IT and telecommunication, health, finance and safety.

Fields of Specialization

  • Security
  • Engineering
  • Policy Development

Faculty Research Highlights

  • Critical infrastructure and asset protection
  • Security risk management
  • National security policy, intelligence, and terrorism
  • Blast resistant design of structures
  • Threats and vulnerability assessments of critical infrastructures

Contact Information

Program Administrator: Jena Lynde-Smith