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Strategy and Security in the Indo-Pacific

Undergraduate | MAQ-PICX1012 | 2024

Previously MAQ-PICX112

Examine the core nations and issues concerning security in the Indo-Pacific Region. Frame Australia’s position as a middle power, predict potential flashpoints, and explain the role of states and intergovernmental agencies in maintaining security.

Study method
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Enrol by
14 July 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks
Start dates
22 July 2024

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Strategy and Security in the Indo-Pacific

About this subject

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

    1. Demonstrate understanding of the key security challenges and drivers of insecurity in the contemporary Indo-Pacific region.
    2. Identify key actors in the Indo-Pacific region, and understand their interests and strategies
    3.  Identify and explain potential flash points for regional conflict and insecurity
    4.  Explain the role of regional states and intergovernmental organisations in maintaining Indo-Pacific security
    5. Describe Australia's position and its security concerns in relation to the Indo-Pacific region
    6. Contrast Australian regional security interests with the interests of other Indo-Pacific states

Entry requirements

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-PICX112 (Not currently available)


NCCW (pre-2020 units)
PICT112, PICX112

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements -

    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 Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.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.

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What to study next?

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

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Bachelor of Security Studies

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Bachelor of Arts

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