Asia Pacific Security

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 14 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

Open Universities Australia and Macquarie University offer this online unit in Asia Pacific Security to introduce students to a wide range of security issues that are present in the Asia Pacific region. These include failing and rogue states, terrorism, territorial conflicts, and political and social aspects of security. Great powers in the region, such as China, India and Japan, are also examined in detail.

Asia Pacific Security is an essential part of Macquarie University's postgraduate security programs (such as Master of International Security Studies and Graduate Diploma of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism) and this unit acts as a great basis for further study in the fields of security, international relations, East Asian studies and development.

The course takes place over a 14 week period and is assessed through an assignment (worth 25% of the final mark), an online quiz (also worth 25%) and a research essay (worth 50%).

Eligibility

To be eligible to enrol in this unit you must not have completed this unit, or an academic equivalent before, and must also be accepted into one of the following courses:

  • Graduate Certificate of International Security Studies, Macquarie University
  • Graduate Diploma of International Security Studies, Macquarie University
  • Master of International Security Studies, Macquarie University
  • Graduate Diploma of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism, Macquarie University
  • Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism, Macquarie University
  • Master of International Security Studies / Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism, Macquarie University

Areas of study

In this Asia Pacific Security unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction: overview
  • Japan and India
  • United Nations and China
  • Wither Afghanistan?
  • North Korea
  • Terrorism in Asia: a multi-faceted phenomenon
  • East Timor and Solomon Islands
  • Nuclear threat: China, India and Pakistan
  • Taiwan, South China Sea, Diaoyu and Kurile Islands
  • Piracy, drugs and security in Asia
  • Australia in Asia: odd man in or out?
  • ASEAN, ARF, APEC and EAS

Course pathways

This unit is part of a core requirement in the following courses:

  • Graduate Certificate of International Security Studies, Macquarie University
  • Graduate Diploma of International Security Studies, Macquarie University
  • Master of International Security Studies, Macquarie University
  • Graduate Diploma of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism, Macquarie University
  • Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism, Macquarie University
  • Master of International Security Studies / Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism, 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?

Students who successfully complete this postgraduate unit will develop a broad understanding of the security challenges that the Asia Pacific region is presently facing. They will engage with the field of international security through examining and exploring important theories, texts and concepts. Students' research and analysis skills will be developed throughout the unit, and critical and integrative thinking will be promoted alongside this, as will the ability to select appropriate and relevant information from a wide range of sources, in order to present well-rounded and logical arguments. Students will also be expected to be able to demonstrate excellent discussion skills by the end of the unit. Overall, by the end of the unit, students will be well equipped for further study in the fields of security, politics and international relations. They will also be in a strong position to pursue a career in security or international politics.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Asia Pacific Security from Macquarie University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferable 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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Financial assistance

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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