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New Security Challenges

Undergraduate | MAQ-PICX1011 | 2024

Previously MAQ-PICX111

Familiarise yourself with the concepts of securitisation, human security and non-traditional security threats and challenges. Examine terrorism, insurgencies, organised crime, the arms trade, poverty and development, and the challenges for Australia.

Study method
100% online
100% online
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
18 weeks
Start dates
19 Feb 2024

HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP available

New Security Challenges

About this subject

  • On successful completion of this subject, you will be able to

    1. Analyse non-traditional security issues that the world is facing based on a clear understanding of the breadth and depth of such issues.
    2. Demonstrate critical and empirical awareness of the complexity and diversity of security threats and risks of a non-traditional nature that the world faces.
    3. Evaluate the scholarship on key non-traditional security issues.
    4. Apply the skills in information literacy to appropriately locate, evaluate and use relevant information on non-traditional security issues.

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-PICX111 (Not currently available)


NCCW (pre-2020 units)
PICT111, PICX111

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 Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.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

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Bachelor of Security Studies

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