This online unit in Architecture of Modern Intelligence, provided by Open Universities Australia and Macquarie University, will teach you about the utilisation of modern intelligence. The unit will focus on the organisation and structure of modern intelligence agencies and strategies, and how such strategies are being used to meet specific objectives.
Through the use of a wide range of case studies of various intelligence agencies, you will examine modern-day threats to gain a deeper understanding of the processes of the industry. Some of the threats studied will range from terrorism to cybercrime and espionage.
The unit focuses on intelligence from a national security point of view, and also examines the place of intelligence within the world at large, as well as within state structures. In doing so you will learn about how intelligence is used both domestically and in a foreign context.
To be eligible to enrol, applicants must not have already completed this unit or its academic equivalent, Intelligence and National Security, before and must also be accepted into one of the following courses:
Areas of Study
Graduate Diploma of International Security Studies
Master of International Security Studies
Graduate Certificate of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism
Graduate Diploma of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism
Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism
Master of International Security Studies/Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism
In this Architecture of Modern Intelligence unit, the topics you will study include:
Intelligence reform and accountability
National security threats/assessment
The intelligence process (tactical, operational, strategic)
This unit will help you gain an in-depth knowledge of the intelligence industry and how it operates in the modern world. You will gain skills in the analysis of historical and current trends, as well as a greater awareness of how a variety of governmental organisations operate. The wide range of topics studied in the unit will be helpful to you in a variety of fields of work, from politics to business and law.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Architecture of Modern Intelligence 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 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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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!
This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. 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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