Decision Making, Scenario Planning and Simulation in Intelligence
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- 26 Jul 2021
This research-intensive university in north-western Sydney offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. With over 30,000 current students, Macquarie has a strong reputation for welcoming international students and embracing flexible and convenient study options, including its partnership with Open Universities Australia.
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On successful completion, a student will be able to
- Apply scenario-planning techniques to major contemporary security- and criminology-related issues
- Demonstrate understanding of decision-making, bargaining situations and group dynamics in a political-strategic context.
- Communicate disciplinary knowledge to professional audiences.
- Apply intelligence analysis to complex and evolving real-world situations.
- A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or enrol in the following subject(s) to study at the same time or prior to this subject:
Admission to MIntel and (PICT8951 or PICT951 or PICT8952 or PICT952 or PICT8954 or PICT954 or PICT8955 or PICT955) Co-requisite (PICX8013 or PICX813) and (PICX8014 or PICX814) and (PICX8044 or PICX844) and (PICX8045 or PICX845) NCCW (pre-2020 units) NCCW (2020 and onwards) PICT8953 Simulation in Intelligence
No special requirements
This unit introduces students to scenario planning and simulation (serious game) techniques as critical thinking tools in the context of security policy analysis and planning. In the first modules, students are introduced to the broad logic and use of scenarios and simulations, as well as to their strengths and weaknesses. The second part of the unit is structured around one main contemporary security and criminology-related question that is examined in detail using scenario planning techniques and the conduct of a serious game. Students enrolled in this unit will take the role of the intelligence analyst.
Assessment information for this subject will be available upon enrolment.
- Scenario Planning Exercise (20%)
- Small simulation (10%)
- Quizzes (10%)
- Ministerial Brief (30%)
- Main Simulation (30%)
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