Subject details

At the completion of this subject 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.
  6. Students will be able to develop and present an intelligence estimate of a complex situation, applying centres of gravity analysis.
  • Topics

    • A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
  • Study resources

    • Instructional Methods

      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links
    • Online Materials

      • Resources and Links

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject was previously known as The Modern Intelligence Practitioner.

This subject 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.

  • Assignment 1 - Assessement 1 (30%)
  • Assignment 2 - Assessement 2 (25%)
  • Assignment 3 - Assessement 3 (5%)
  • Assignment 4 - Assessement 4 (40%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject.

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