• Offered by Strategic and Defence Studies Centre
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Strategic Studies
  • Areas of interest Political Sciences, Physics
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Stephan Fruehling
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Winter Session 2014
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This masters level course examines the use of nuclear weapons in for political objectives.  It reviews the development and current state of nuclear technology and how nuclear technology has enabled various deterrence and warfighting strategies during and after the Cold War. Non-proliferation and arms control are examined as ways to limit the spread of nuclear technology. The course then on nuclear weapons proliferation and strategy in specific countries and situations in Asia, and demonstrates how various states in the region seek to attain their political goals through procuring, deploying, and, if necessary, using nuclear weapons. Iran and North Korea, Pakistan, India, China and the United States are all discussed with a particular emphasis on the interplay and relationship between the political goals, available technology, and employment strategies. The course concludes with a session on Australia’s nuclear policy in past, present and future.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On satisfying the requirements for this course, students will develop a sound understanding of nuclear technology and nuclear strategy; an understanding of the key issues in nuclear weapons programmes of established and new nuclear powers in the Asia-Pacific; strong analytical skills in understanding and evaluating these issues and debates; and the capacity to write clearly and effectively on these matters for a variety of audiences.

Other Information

Delivery Mode:

Intensive or semester-long, On Campus

Indicative Assessment

Short written assignment 20%, Essay 40%, Examination 40%

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Workload

Standard SDSC delivery, based in Canberra on ANU campus. Morning and Afternoon teaching sessions for 5 days, or semester-long with weekly evening sessions. Assessment will be spread throughout the teaching period with the final piece of assessment being the examination in the official ANU examination period.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee Description
1994-2003 $2148
2014 $2808
2013 $2808
2012 $2808
2011 $2778
2010 $2718
2009 $2670
2008 $2592
2007 $2520
2006 $2412
2005 $2298
2004 $2178
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3798
2014 $3942
2013 $3942
2012 $3942
2011 $3942
2010 $3942
2009 $3816
2008 $3798
2007 $3798
2006 $3798
2005 $3798
2004 $3798
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
5408 25 Aug 2014 01 Aug 2014 27 Aug 2014 29 Aug 2014 In Person N/A

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