• Offered by ANU National Security College
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Advanced
  • 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 provides participants with an understanding of, and experience in, strategy planning and implementation in a national security context. Participants will be expected to make a full and creative contribution to a group project concerning a hypothetical national security challenge.

Learning Outcomes

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

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

  • Understand a strategy planning methodology;
  • Understand ways to assess the strategic environment;
  • Analyse and evaluate strategy aims, instrument and options;
  • Communicate strategy options;
  • Understand the complexity of implementation; and
  • Work collaboratively as part of a small project group.

Indicative Assessment

3,000 word policy paper (50%); small group project (20%); examination (30%).

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Weekly seminars/project team meetings and assessment.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course, you must have completed or be currently studying either NSPO8001 or NSPO8002.

Prescribed Texts

Terry L. Deibel, Foreign Affairs Strategy: Logic for American Statecraft, Cambridge, 2007

Areas of Interest

  • Arab and Islamic Studies
  • American Studies
  • Non Language Asian Studies
  • Australian Studies
  • History
  • International Relations
  • 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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