• Offered by Strategic and Defence Studies Centre
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Strategic Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Meighen McCrae
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Autumn Session 2021
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This course is only open to students posted to the Australian Command and Staff College.
 
This course introduces operational aspects of the application of military force to achieve strategic objectives. The course aims to develop an understanding of the origins of the operational art from historical and theoretical perspectives. Students examine modern land and sea operations - and evaluate the introduction of air power - through a series of case studies spanning the 19th and early 20th centuries. This course examines the conduct of operations through the following themes: the nature and character of war, political objective, unity of effort, learning and adaptation, leadership and command, logistics and sustainment, geography and environment, and strategic and military culture.

Learning Outcomes

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

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students should be able to:

 

1.       Evaluate and explain the historical development of expeditionary warfare doctrine and practice;

 

2.       Identify and analyse the contributions made to the conduct of expeditionary operations by naval, ground, and air force elements;

 

3.       Evaluate the conduct of expeditionary operations - both historical and contemporary - embracing force projection and logistics, command and control, joint force integration, and coalition cooperation;

 

4.       Analyse the applicability of historical and overseas experience to the contemporary Australian context;

 

5.       Conduct historical research and critically evaluate historical evidence;

 

6.       Demonstrate effective communication skills.

Indicative Assessment

Short Assignment (20%), Essay (40%), Examination (40%)

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Workload

Teaching will occur intensively across approximately 10 working days.  Assessment is scheduled during and after the teaching period as part of the overall program timetabling.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course, you must be studying Graduate Diploma of Military and Defence Studies or Graduate Certificate of Military and Defence Studies or Master of Military and Defence Studies or Master of Military and Defence Studies Advanced.

Prescribed Texts

Core reading materials will be available as an e-brick.

Fees

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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
14
Unit value:
12 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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Units EFTSL
12.00 0.25000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $8220
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $11760
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.

Autumn Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3238 19 Apr 2021 23 Apr 2021 23 Apr 2021 17 May 2021 In Person N/A

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