Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to;

  1. Understand the strengths and weaknesses of simulation & role playing as an educational and professional tool.
  2. Understand decision-making, bargaining situations and group dynamics in a political-strategic context.
  3. Apply advanced disciplinary knowledge to complex and evolving real-world situations.
  4. Communicate disciplinary knowledge to professional audiences through the relevant sections of the briefing papers.
    • A week-by-week guide to the topics in this subject will be provided in the study materials..

Equivalent subjects

You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • MAQ-PICX851

You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s); or enrol in the following subject(s) to study at the same time or prior to this subject:

MAQ-PICX812-Critical Thought and Research Design , or MAQ-PICX850-Strategic Thinking

Others

Admission to MPICT or GradDipPICT or MPICTMIntSecSt or MIntSecStud or GradDipIntSecStud ) and four PICX units at 800 level

Special requirements

  • OtherDetails -
    • 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 Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.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 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. Depending on their specialization, students will take one of these roles. Their mission will be to formulate solutions by employing the academic, research and analytical skills they acquired throughout their program. The student will be required to make policy recommendations based on his assessment of the situation.

  • Policy Brief (20%)
  • Case Study (20%)
  • Ministerial Brief (30%)
  • Simulation (30%)

Textbook information is pending.

Related degrees

postgraduate MAQ-PIC-MAS-2019

Master of Cyber-Security Policing Intelligence and Counter Terrorism

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  • Specialisation in Intelligence (Complete 3 Subjects)
  • Specialisation in Counter Terrorism (Complete 3 Subjects)
  • Specialisation in Policing (Complete 3 Subjects)
  • Specialisation in Cyber Security (Complete 3 Subjects)
  • Specialisation in General PICT (complete 3 Subjects)
  • Compulsory Subjects (Complete 5 Subjects)
  • Compulsory 800 or 900 Series Subjects (Complete 4 Subjects)

postgraduate MAQ-PII-MAS-2019

Master of International Security Studies Cyber Security Policing Intelligence and Counter Terrorism

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  • Compulsory 800 Series Subject (Complete 6 Subjects)
  • Specialising in Policing (Complete 3 Subjects)
  • Specialisation in Counter Terrorism (Complete 3 Subjects)
  • Specialisation in Cyber Security (Complete 3 Subjects)
  • Specialisation in Intelligence (Complete 3 Subjects)
  • Specialisation in General PICT (Complete 3 Subjects)
  • Compulsory 800 and 900 series Subjects (Complete 11 Subjects)