Postgraduate | MAQ-PICX8955 | 2024
Simulation in Counter Terrorism
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Take on the role of a counter terrorism expert in a dynamic simulation of a real-world crisis. Draw on your theoretical and practical knowledge to assess the threat and problem solve. Formulate policy recommendations based on your experiences.
Simulation in Counter Terrorism
About this subject
On successful completion of this subject , you will be able to;
- Understand the strengths and weaknesses of simulation & role playing as an educational and professional tool.
- Understand decision-making, bargaining situations and group dynamics in a political-strategic context.
- Apply social network analysis to complex and evolving real-world situations.
- Communicate disciplinary knowledge to professional audiences through the counter-terrorism sections of the briefing papers.
- A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
This subject was formerly known as PICX955 Simulation in Counter Terrorism
This subject provides students with an opportunity to apply the knowledge they have gain throughout their program of study to a real world crisis. By participating in a dynamic simulation, students will be required to solve problems and find solutions to real world challenges. Students will be assigned to an executive team that includes students with different skill sets and knowledge. These executive teams may include strategists, intelligence analysts, criminologists, counter terrorism experts, and cyber security analysts. Students enrolled in Simulation in Counter Terrorism will perform the role of the counter terrorism expert. Their mission will be to formulate solutions by employing the academic, research, analysis and workplace skills they acquired throughout their program. In particular, they will be required to use their knowledge of network analysis to provide detailed assessments of the evolving situation/scenario. They will also be responsible for the counter terrorism sections of ministerial briefing papers that each group will have to provide as part of their assessment tasks. The student will be required to make policy recommendations based on his assessment of the situation.
- Policy Brief (50%)
- Simulation (50%)
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Part of a degree
To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- MAQ-MCT-MAS-2024 - Master of Counter Terrorism
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or enrol in the following subject(s) to study at the same time or prior to this subject:
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-PICX955 (Not currently available)
Co-requisite 60cp at 8000 level or above including (PICX8012 or PICX812) and (PICX8020 or PICX802) and (PICX8037 or PICX837) and (PICX8018 or PICX818) and (PICX8043 or PICX843)
NCCW (pre-2020 units) PICT950, PICT951, PICT952, PICT953, PICT954, PICT955,
PICX950, PICX951, PICX952, PICX953, PICX954, PICX955
Pre-requisite Admission to MCTerrorism
NCCW (2020 and onwards),
PICT8950 Strategic Simulation
PICT8951 Simulation in Security and Strategy
PICT8952 Simulation in Criminology
PICT8953 Simulation in Intelligence
PICT8954 Simulation in Cyber Security
PICT8955 Simulation in Counter Terrorism
PICX8951 Simulation in Security and Strategy
PICX8952 Simulation in Criminology
PICX8953 Simulation in Intelligence
PICX8954 Simulation in Cyber Security
- Other requirements -
- Broadband access
- The second half of the unit when students are doing the simulation/wargame, will be delivered in an intensive mode, students are required to have an intensive level of involvement for 2 weeks.
Note: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.
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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Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses