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Postgraduate | MAQ-PICX8044 | 2024

Intelligence Analysis

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An advanced exploration of the analytical tools and methodologies used by intelligence professionals. Design and build intelligence analytical products to give a real-world focus to your study, including foresight and scenario planning.

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Start dates
22 July 2024,
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Entry requirements
Prior study needed
18 weeks

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Intelligence Analysis

About this subject

  • On successful completion of this subject, you 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 intelligence products using a range of intelligence analytical tools and approaches, while applying academic research and writing skills.
    4. evaluate a diverse and evolving body of academic literature on intelligence analysis
    5. Assess the professional, legal and ethical obligations of the intelligence profession.

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-PICX844 (Not currently available)


NCCW (pre-2020 units) PICT844, PICX844
Pre-requisite Admission to MPICT or MCPICT or GradDipPICT or GradDipCPICT or PGCertPICT or GradCertPICT or GradCertCPICT or MPICTMIntSecSt or MCPICTMIntSecSt or MIntSecStud or GradDipIntSecStud or GradCertIntell or MIntell or MCyberSec or MSecStrategicStudMIntell or MIntellMCrim or MIntellMCyberSec or MIntellMCTerrorism or MSecStrategicStudMCyberSec or MCyberSecMCTerrorism or MCyberSecMCrim

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements - 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 Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.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 Intelligence

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