Strategy and Security in the Indo-Pacific Region

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
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About this unit

Offered online by Open Universities Australia in partnership with Mac-quarie University, this unit looks at Australia’s security in the Indo-Pacific region. You will study the way in which strategic trends have changed in this region, paying special attention to the economic and military rise of China and India.

You will also study debates about the role of the USA in the region and Australia’s situation as a ‘middle power’ with vested interests in the re-gions security and stability.

This unit will also examine a range of challenges which affect the re-gion’s security and the organisations and institutions which exist to deal with them. The unit’s conclusion will be an examination of the dif-ferent strategic techniques used by each regional power which have shaped Australia’s economic wealth and its security in the present day.

Eligibility

There are no prerequisites for this unit; anyone can apply.

Areas of study

In this Strategy and Security in the Indo-Pacific Region unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction: there goes the neighbourhood
  • Strategic trends in the Indo-Pacific
  • The promise and peril of simultaneous rise
  • The US as offshore balance
  • Australia looks north
  • A larger Australia?
  • The Indo-Pacific as a regional security complex
  • Multilateral institutions in Asia
  • Territorial disputes and regional flash-points
  • Access to sea lines of communication
  • Pivotal powers in the Indo-Pacific/li>
  • Fragile states and regional instability
  • Conclusion: danger and opportunity in the Indo-Pacific

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course/s:

  • 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 in-stitution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

Upon finishing this international studies unit you will be able to coher-ently describe in detail Australia’s position as a middle power in relation to the wider Indo-Pacific region. You will have a keen understanding of the key challenges in terms of security, and the key players in driving insecurity in the region.

You will also be familiar with Australia’s main security worries, and be able to identify and discuss flash points for conflict and insecurity in this region. You will know what role each state and intergovernmental organisations play in keeping the region safe and be able to compare Australian interests in the region with other key players.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Strategy and Security in the Indo-Pacific Region 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 govern-ment 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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