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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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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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- identify the reasoning and cognitive processes involved in transforming incomplete information into intelligence knowledge
- analyse individual and group dynamics in organisational settings
- create an intelligence product using a range of advanced analytical tools and approaches
- evaluate a diverse and evolving body of academic literature on intelligence analysis
- create texts, such as reports, case studies and briefings, using appropriate academic research and writing.
- Students will be able to develop and present an intelligence estimate of a complex situation, applying centres of gravity analysis.
- A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
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.
- Assessement 1 (30%)
- Assessement 2 (25%)
- Assessement 3 (5%)
- Assessement 4 (40%)