Comprehend the framework for effective and efficient production and use of intelligence analysis for national security. Examine contemporary internal and external national security threats and the practices needed to combat them.
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24 Feb 2020
This research-intensive university in north-western Sydney offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. With over 30,000 current students, Macquarie has a strong reputation for welcoming international students and embracing flexible and convenient study options, including its partnership with Open Universities Australia.
At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
critique contemporary literature relating to the concepts of intelligence
demonstrate higher order communication skills including the ability to formulate sustained, persuasive and original written and oral arguments
model academic research skills, particularly the ability to select sources appropriately to integrate knowledge from diverse sources, to critically evaluate its significance and relevance, synthesise material and present finding logically, rationally and lucidly
evaluate the cyber security threat as it relates to national security
explore a case study involving Espionage as a threat to National Security.
Students will have an advanced understanding of Australia's intelligence commsubjecty, including the different bureaucratic cultures and politics between ASIO, ASIS, AFP and Department of Defence.
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 Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.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 previously known as PICX814 The Intelligence Community in Australia
This subject examines the role of intelligence in a national security environment and presents a framework for the effective, efficient and rigorous production and utilisation of intelligence analysis product in support of national security. Students will examine modern-day threats to national security along with the intelligence requirements to combat these threats. Different levels of intelligence will be examined and a detailed look at modern-day intelligence practices will be undertaken. The use of relevant and modern case studies will be a unique feature of this subject, providing real-world scope and understanding of the architecture of modern intelligence.