The Foundations of Modern Intelligence unit from Open Universities Australia and Macquarie University will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the intelligence services, from their historical development through to projections of what the future will look like in the field of intelligence gathering.
The unit aims to develop a wider understanding of intelligence services, as you study their origins, progress and application over the years by critiquing contemporary literature related to the subject and analysing the historical outcomes of their deployment.
Periods covered range from the early genesis of intelligence to the Cold War and the post-9/11 era. You will develop rigorous academic research skills in analysing the past, present and future of this subject.
Students must be accepted into one of the following courses in order to enrol for this unit:
Graduate Diploma of International Security Studies
Master of International Security Studies
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
You cannot enrol in this unit if you have already completed the following unit:
Intelligence Analysis: Concepts and Applications
Areas of Study
In this topic, areas you will study include:
Ancient-to-modern history (Pre-WWII)
Environment – broadening intelligence, evolution of the architecture of modern intelligence
This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
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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This unit will allow students to pursue further academic studies in a range of fields such as international relations, policing, diplomacy and counterterrorism. The unit acts as a solid basis of knowledge for the intelligence industry, but would also benefit professionals working in politics and law.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Foundations of Modern Intelligence from Macquarie University.
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Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
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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 FEE-HELP government loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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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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