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Simulation in Intelligence
Postgraduate | MAQ-PICX8953 | 2024
Challenge yourself in a crisis simulation as you step up to the role of an intelligence analyst. Call on your academic learning to develop strategic solutions. Oversee the intelligence sections of the exercise’s mock ministerial briefing papers.
- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Entry requirements
- Part of a degree
- 18 weeks
- Start dates
- 19 Feb 2024,
- 22 July 2024
Simulation in Intelligence
About this subject
On successful completion of this subject, you will be able to;
- Demonstrate understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of simulation & role playing as an educational and professional tool
- Demonstrate understanding of decision-making, bargaining situations and group dynamics in a political-strategic context.
- Apply intelligence analysis to complex and evolving real-world situations.
- Communicate disciplinary knowledge to professional audiences.
- A week-by-week guide to the topics in this unit will be provided in the study materials.
This subject was formerly known as PICX953 Simulation in Intelligence
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 Intelligence will perform the role of the intelligence analyst. 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 intelligence analytical techniques –including Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield, Center of Gravity Analysis – to provide detailed assessments of the evolving situation/scenario. They will also be responsible for the intelligence 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.
- Intelligence Estimate (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-INT-MAS-2024 - Master of Intelligence
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-PICX953 (Not currently available)
Admission to MIntell and 60cp at 8000 level or above including (PICX8012 or PICX812) and (PICX8013 or PICX813) and (PICX8014 or PICX814) and (PICX8044 or PICX844) and (PICX8045 or PICX845)
NCCW (pre-2020 units) PICT950, PICT951, PICT952, PICT953, PICT954, PICT955,
PICX950, PICX951, PICX952, PICX953, PICX954, PICX955
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
PICX8950 Strategic Simulation; PICX8951 Simulation in Security and Strategy; PICX8952 Simulation in Criminology; PICX8954 Simulation in Cyber Security; PICX8955 Simulation in Counter Terrorism
- Other requirements -
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.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.
- 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.
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Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses