Decision Making, Scenario Planning and Simulation in Security and Strategy
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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 of this subject, you will be able to
- Apply scenario-planning techniques to major contemporary security- and criminology-related issues.
- Communicate disciplinary knowledge to professional audiences.
- Demonstrate understanding of decision-making, bargaining situations and group dynamics in a political-strategic context.
- Apply classical and modern strategic 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 should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
- MAQ-PICX951-Simulation in Security and Strategy (No longer available)
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:
- MAQ-PICX8050-Strategic Thinking
- MAQ-PICX850-Strategic Thinking (No longer available)
Admission to MSecStrategicStud and (PICT8952 or PICT952 or PICT8953 or PICT953 or PICT8954 or PICT954 or PICT8955 or PICT955) NCCW (pre-2020 units) PICT951 NCCW (2020 and onwards) PICT8951 Simulation in Security and Strategy
No additional 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 strategist.
The assessment for this subject will be available to students upon enrolment.
- Small simulation (10%)
- Main simulation (30%)
- Quizzes (10%)
- Ministerial brief (30%)
- Scenario planning exercise (20%)
Current study term: 25 Jul 21 to 05 Nov 21
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