• Total units 48 Units
  • Major code ISST-MAJ
  • Academic career Undergraduate
International Security Major

The International Security major provides specialist training in the diverse, traditional and non-traditional security challenges, and the implications for Australia's security and defence policy. This major is intended for students wishing to pursue a career in a relevant government (Defence, Foreign Affairs and Trade, Immigration etc.) or private sector related to security affairs, or wishing to undertake graduate work in the fields of strategic and/or security studies.

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This major requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:

30 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
POLS2132 Current Issues in International Security 6
STST1001 Introduction to International Security Studies 6
STST1003 Coping with Crisis: The Practice of International Security 6
STST2001 Security Concepts in the Asia-Pacific 6
STST3002 Australia's Security in the Asian Century 6

6 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
INTR2016 US Foreign and Security Policy in Asia 6
MEAS2001 New States of Eurasia: Emerging Issues in Politics and Security 6
  POLS 2131: Security Communities

12 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
ASIA2060 Southeast Asian Security 6
INTR2012 Chinese Foreign and Security Policy 6
INTR2014 Indian Foreign and Security Policy 6
INTR2018 Japanese Foreign and Security Policy 6
INTR2020 (In)Stability on the Korean Peninsula 6
INTR2024 Nuclear Politics in Asia: Challenges and Opportunities 6
  POLS 2099: Cartographies of Security
  POLS 2124: Politics of Nuclear Weapons
STST2003 Australia and Security in the Pacific Islands 6
STST2004 Special Topic in International Security 6
STST3003 Honeypots and Overcoats: Australian Intelligence in the World 6
  STST 3004: Asia-Pacific Security
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