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Simulation in Security and Strategy

Postgraduate | MAQ-PICX8951 | 2024

Previously MAQ-PICX951

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.

Study method
100% online
100% online
Enrol by
14 July 2024
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks
Start dates
19 Feb 2024,
22 July 2024

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Simulation in Security and Strategy

About this subject

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

    1. Demonstrate understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of simulation & role playing as an educational and professional tool
    2. Demonstrate understanding of decision-making, bargaining situations and group dynamics in a political-strategic context.
    3. Apply classical and modern strategic analysis to complex and evolving real-world situations.
    4. Communicate disciplinary knowledge to professional audiences.

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • MAQ-SEC-MAS-2024 - Master of Security and Strategic Studies

Prior study

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:

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-PICX951 (Not currently available)


Co-requisite 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)
NCCW (pre-2020 units) PICT950, PICT951, PICT952, PICT953, PICT954, PICT955,
PICX950, PICX951, PICX952, PICX953, PICX954, PICX955
Pre-requisite Admission to MSecStrategicStud
NCCW (2020 and onwards)
PICT8950 Strategic Simulation
PICT8951 Simulation in Security and Strategy
Simulation in Criminology
Simulation in Intelligence
Simulation in Cyber Security
Simulation in Counter Terrorism

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements -
    • Broadband access


    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.

Related degrees

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

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