• Offered by ANU National Security College
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject National Security Policy
  • Areas of interest Arab and Islamic Studies, American Studies, Non Language Asian Studies, Australian Studies, History More...
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

This course examines the architecture of Australia's national security policymaking system and considers where the national security community may be headed in the future.

Learning Outcomes

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

To meet the learning outcomes participants will need to demonstrate an ability to:

  • Appreciate how the concept of ‘national security’ is applied in different contexts;

  • Analyse how Australia organises and applies its resources to promote national security; and

  • Evaluate options for the future development of Australia’s national security policymaking system.

Indicative Assessment

1500 word Policy Brief (20%); 3500 word Major Essay (50%); Final Exam (30%)

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Weekly three-hour seminars plus readings and assessment.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the ANU National Security College to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

Course reading list and guide to Library resources.

Areas of Interest

  • Arab and Islamic Studies
  • American Studies
  • Non Language Asian Studies
  • Australian Studies
  • History
  • International Relations
  • Policy Studies
  • Political Communication
  • Political Sciences
  • Computer Science
  • Science
  • Information Technology
  • Pacific Studies


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. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
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.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3252
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4638
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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