Simulation in Security and Strategy
Experience the challenges that strategists face in a high-stress crisis situation as part of this simulated learning subject. Work as part of an executive team made up of your peers. Utilise your understanding of game theory to assess the scenario.
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- 27 Jul 2020
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At the completion of this subject students 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 classical and modern strategic analysis to complex and evolving real-world situations.
- Communicate disciplinary knowledge to professional audiences through the security & strategy sections of the briefing papers.
- .A week-by-week guide to the topics in this subject will be provided in the study materials.
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
Admission to MSecStrategicStud and 60cp at 8000 level or above including (PICX8012 or PICX812) and (PICX8050 or PICX850) and (PICX8060 or PICX860) and (PICX8061 or PICX861) and (PICX8921 or PICX921)
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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 Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.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 subject was formerly known as PICX951 Simulation in Security and Strategy
This unit provides students with an opportunity to apply the knowledge acquired during their program of study to a real world crisis. After being exposed to theoretical concepts of scenario-building, role-playing and decision-making, students will experience the challenges of solving problems and finding solutions to real world crises during a dynamic simulation. They will be part of a team that includes students with different skill sets and knowledge, including strategists, intelligence analysts, criminologists, counter terrorism experts, and cyber security analysts. Students enrolled in Simulation in Security and Strategy will perform the role of the strategist. Their mission will be to formulate policy-oriented solutions by applying their theoretical knowledge and practical skills, for instance game theory. As part of a team, students will learn how to develop ministerial briefing papers during a crisis situation and how to make policy recommendations.
- Quiz (10%%)
- Simulation week 4 and week 7 (10%%)
- Ministerial Brief/Memo (45%%)
- Simulation (35%%)
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