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Postgraduate | MAQ-PICX8049 | 2024

Australia and Cyber Intelligence

Previously MAQ-PICX849

Course information for 2024 intake

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Examine cyber policing from an intelligence-led policing perspective by looking at cybercrime, jurisdictions and extradition, information sharing, collaboration and cyber policing challenges

Study method
100% online
100% online
Start dates
22 July 2024,
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Entry requirements
Prior study needed
18 weeks

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Australia and Cyber Intelligence

About this subject

  • On successful completion of this subject, you will be able to

    1. critique contemporary literature relating to the concepts of cyber 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. Model intelligence collection and analysis skills, particularly the ability to select and evaluate sources and produce an effective intelligence assessment.
    5. evaluate how the intelligence function fits within the dynamic national and internal cyber security context

Entry requirements

Equivalent subjects

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

  • MAQ-PICX849 (Not currently available)


NCCW (pre-2020 units) PICT849, PICX849
Pre-requisite Admission to MPICT or MCPICT or GradDipPICT or GradDipCPICT or GradCertCPICT or MPICTMIntSecSt or MCPICTMIntSecSt or MIntSecStud or GradDipIntSecStud or GradCertIntSecStud or MCyberSec or MSecStrategicStudMCyberSec or MIntellMCyberSec or MCyberSecMCTerrorism or MCyberSecMCrim or Master of Cyber Security Analysis

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements -

    Video Conferencing


    Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Master of Cyber Security Analysis

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