Simulation in Security and Strategy - 2018

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Unit summary

PICX951

  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
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  • Availability for 2018: Sem2
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Assessment 1 (25%) , Assignment 2 - Assessment 2 (50%) - Learn more

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2018 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 3,311.00
International 3,561.00

This unit provides students with an opportunity to apply the knowledge they have gain throughout their program of study to a real world crisis. By participating in a dynamic simulation, students will be required to solve problems and find solutions to real world challenges. Students will be assigned to an executive team that includes students with different skill sets and knowledge. These executive teams may include strategists, intelligence analysts, criminologists, counter terrorism experts, and cyber security analysts. Students enrolled in Simulation in Security and Strategy will perform the role of the strategist. Their mission will be to formulate solutions by employing the academic, research, analysis and workplace skills they acquired throughout their program. In particular, they will be required to use their knowledge of game theory to provide detailed assessments of the evolving situation/scenario. They will also be responsible for the security & strategy sections of ministerial briefing papers that each group will have to provide as part of their assessment tasks. The student will be required to make policy recommendations based on his assessment of the situation.

1. Understand the strengths and weaknesses of simulation & role playing as an educational and professional tool.
2. Understand decision-making, bargaining situations and group dynamics in a political-strategic context.
3. Apply classical and modern strategic analysis to complex and evolving real-world situations.
4. Communicate disciplinary knowledge to professional audiences through the security & strategy sections of the briefing papers.

  • Assignment 1 — Assessment 1 (25%)
  • Assignment 2 — Assessment 2 (50%)
  • Participation — Assessment 3 (25%)

Mandatory co-requisites

You must either have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit, or currently be enrolled in the following unit(s); or enrol in the following unit(s) to study at the same time or prior to this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

Admission to MSecStrategicStud or MIntell or MCrim or MCyberSec or MCTerrorism or GradCertSecStudCr or GradDipSecStudCr or MPICT or PGDipPICT or GradDipPICT or MPICTMIntSecSt or MIntSecStud or PGDipIn

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This unit addresses the following topics.

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

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Online Assessment
  • Simulations

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

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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