Modern Warfare

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Macquarie University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

This online Modern Warfare unit and Macquarie University examines the intersection of politics and warfare and its strategic logic as presented in key literature.

At the successful completion of this unit, you will understand the concept of limited war and how it applies to the politics of victory and war. You will also be able to identify logistic considerations for major combat operations in conventional and urban war settings, and also be aware of the core concepts of the Law of Armed Conflict.

Key learning outcomes also include an understanding of the human cost of war, and the influence of technology on 21st century warfare.

Eligibility

It is recommended that you complete a 100 level PICX unit before enrolling in this unit.

Areas of study

In this Modern Warfare unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction: into the valley of death
  • War from the ground up
  • The logic of strategy
  • Limited war
  • Logistics and operational art
  • Conventional combat
  • Lawfare
  • Urban combat
  • Technologies of war
  • Special operations and information-enabled war
  • Soldiers in war
  • Civilians in war
  • Conclusions: the future(s) of war-fighting

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Bachelor of Security Studies, Macquarie University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

This unit provides graduates with career opportunities in security and intelligence fields that deal with the emerging 21st Century challenges in Australia, and internationally.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Modern Warfare from Macquarie University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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