The Modern Intelligence Practitioner - 2017

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Unit summary

PICX844

  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 14 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: Sess 2
  • Availability for 2017: Sem2
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Assessement 1 (20%) , Assignment 2 - Assessement 2 (25%) - Learn more

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

This unit was previously known as Advanced Intelligence Analysis.

This unit provides students with a deeper appreciation of the complexities of advanced intelligence analysis and exposure to the analytical tools and methodologies that will help them better understand and potentially contribute as intelligence professionals. In a globalised and dynamic security environment, students will be challenged to consider newer asymmetric threats and risks, as well as more traditional military and security challenges in an analytical context. Students will apply what they have learned to conceptualise, design, and build intelligence analytical products, providing real-world focus and experience and will also consider "futures" (foresight and scenario planning) in intelligence.

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

  1. identify the reasoning and cognitive processes involved in transforming incomplete information into intelligence knowledge
  2. analyse individual and group dynamics in organisational settings
  3. create an intelligence product using a range of advanced analytical tools and approaches
  4. evaluate a diverse and evolving body of academic literature on intelligence analysis
  5. create texts, such as reports, case studies and briefings, using appropriate academic research and writing.
  • Assignment 1 — Assessement 1 (20%)
  • Assignment 2 — Assessement 2 (25%)
  • Assignment 3 — Assessement 3 (50%)
  • Assignment 4 — Assessement 4 (5%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

  • 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
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Streaming Multimedia
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation 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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