Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. critique contemporary literature relating to the concepts of 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. evaluate how the intelligence function fits within the dynamic national security context
  5. explore a case study requiring a Futures assessment.
  • 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
      • Web links
    • Online Materials

      • Resources and Links

In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:

  • MAQ-PIC-GCE-2018
  • MAQ-ISS-GDI-2018
  • MAQ-ISS-MAS-2018
  • MAQ-PIC-GDI-2018
  • MAQ-PIC-MAS-2018
  • MAQ-PII-MAS-2018
  • MAQ-SSC-GCE-2018
  • MAQ-SSC-GDI-2018
  • MAQ-MCT-MAS-2018
  • MAQ-SEC-MAS-2018
  • MAQ-INT-MAS-2018
  • MAQ-PIC-MAS-2018
  • MAQ-PIC-GDI-2018
  • OUA-PSU-GCE-2018
  • MAQ-PII-MAS-2018

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject is previously known as Practice of Modern Intelligence.

This subject exposes students to the diverse areas of intelligence and to intelligence process methodologies in a variety of contexts. It discusses the essential characteristics of intelligence systems and examines how the intelligence function fits within a dynamic national security context, situating the intelligence function within the Law Enforcement, Foreign, National Security and Military domains. The subject examines the Australian and selected international intelligence communities.

  • Assessment 1 (30%)
  • Assessment 2 (20%)
  • Assessment 3 (50%)

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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