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Subject details

  • Topics
    • A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links

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

  1. critique contemporary literature relating to the concepts of intelligence
  2. demonstrate higher order communication skills including the ability to formulate sustained, persuasive and original written and oral arguments
  3. 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
  4. evaluate the cyber security threat as it relates to national security
  5. explore a case study involving Espionage as a threat to National Security.
  6. 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.
  • Assignment 1 - Assessment 1 (30%)
  • Assignment 2 - Assessment 2 (20%)
  • Assignment 3 - Assessment 3 (50%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

Entry Requirements

Equivalent Subjects

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

  • MAQ-PIC841

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject was previously known as  Architecture of Modern Intelligence

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.

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