• 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 is a theme-based course that enhances the participants’ understanding of the interrelated nature of national security challenges and the range of policy responses that could be adopted to protect or promote national interests.

Learning Outcomes

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

To meet the learning outcomes, participants will need to demonstrate:

  • An understanding of Australia’s national security environment and the drivers changing that environment;
  • An understanding of the relationships between traditional, non-traditional and emerging national security challenges; and
  • An understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of Australia’s capacity to position itself in the face of these challenges.

Indicative Assessment

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

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Weekly seminars, 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 reader

Areas of Interest

  • Arab and Islamic Studies
  • American Studies
  • Non Language Asian Studies
  • Australian Studies
  • History
  • International Relations
  • 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
2018 $3660
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $5160
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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