Architecture of Modern Intelligence - 2017

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Unit summary

PICX814

  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 14 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: Sess 2
  • Availability for 2017: Sem2
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Assessment 1 (30%) , Assignment 2 - Assessment 2 (50%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 3,214.00
International 3,464.00

This unit was previously known as Intelligence and National Security.

This unit examines the role of intelligence in a national security environment and presents a framework for the effective, efficient and rigorous production and utilisation of intelligence analysis product in support of national security. Students will examine modern-day threats to national security along with the intelligence requirements to combat these threats. They will also analyse different levels of intelligence and take a detailed look at modern-day intelligence practices. The use of relevant case studies will be a unique feature of this unit, providing real-world scope and understanding of the architecture of modern intelligence.

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. critique contemporary literature relating to the concepts of intelligence
  2. demonstrate higher order communication skills including the ability to formulate sustained, persuasive and original written and oral arguments
  3. model academic research skills, particularly the ability to select sources appropriately to integrate knowledge from diverse sources, to critically evaluate its significance and relevance, synthesise material and present finding logically, rationally and lucidly
  4. evaluate the cyber security threat as it relates to national security
  5. explore a case study involving Espionage as a threat to National Security.
  • Assignment 1 — Assessment 1 (30%)
  • Assignment 2 — Assessment 2 (50%)
  • Assignment 3 — Assessment 3 (20%)

Equivalent units

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • PIC841 — Intelligence and National Security
  • Broadband access — Students are required to have regular access to a computer and the internet. Mobile devices alone are not sufficient

A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this unit will be provided in your study materials.

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission

Online materials

  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

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This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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