Welcome to the Master of Strategic Studies (Advanced). This section for new students will help you to choose which courses you should enrol in for your first semester as well as general information to assist you throughout your degree.
The Master of Strategic Studies is a 96 unit program. This consists of 3 x 6 unit Compulsory Courses, at least 3 x 6 unit Strategic Studies Courses, 6 x 6 unit Security Courses and 24 units Compulsory Research. The program can be completed full time in 2 years or taken part time over a longer period. (Note: International students must study a full time load)
After you have accepted your offer online you will be emailed your password and Student ID. Please follow all the instructions in the matriculation email you receive to activate your Interactive Student Information System (ISIS) account. You must then follow the instructions provided here and enrol online in your courses through ISIS. Enrolment is managed through ISIS while the online learning platform is known as Wattle. These two websites will be some of the most common sites used throughout your degree. It is a good idea to familiarise yourself with them as soon as possible.
About this degree
Students who wish to apply for credit for courses undertaken in previous study can apply for prior formal learning at AQF Level 8 or 9. Please follow the instructions for Course Credits and Exemptions.
Students are to follow the degree requirements for the year that they commenced the program. You can change the year on Programs and Courses by clicking on the drop down menu next to the year on the page. If you would like to undertake a course that is not listed in your degree requirements, you will need to seek approval by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
It is the student's responsibility to ensure the program requirements are met and that all compulsory and required courses are completed so that the program can be awarded.
Courses that make up this program are listed under the ‘Study’ tab.
Please note that the courses listed are not available in every semester and some are run in alternate years, so please check to see on the individual course page regarding when they are available.
It is possible to enrol in less than 24 units per semester but it will take you longer to finish your program and get your degree. If you are an international student you must always be enrolled full-time in 24 units each semester.
If you are studying part time you are encouraged to enrol in courses for both Semester 1 and Semester 2. You will be able to change your enrolment in courses up until Monday of Week 2 of each semester without penalty.
If you are currently enrolled in the Master of Strategic Studies and you are considering applying for the Advanced program, you will need to maintain a GPA of 6/7 and have completed 24 units of study in the Master of Strategic Studies (ANU courses only, credit will not be included in this calculation).
A GPA of 6/7 is equivalent to a Distinction average. See GPA website for more information.
Applications to transfer generally close 31 May for a Semester 2 transfer and 31 October for a transfer to Semester 1 the following year. This means that you have to apply before you have received your final results however the application will only be processed once all grades are finalised. For more information, please see the following website on Transferring between degrees
Do you want to talk to someone before enrolling?
The Coral Bell Student Engagement team are available to provide academic advice to students.
You can contact the team by emailing email@example.com or calling on 02 6125 5744
Students may also discuss their course selection with the Program Convenor, Dr Jean Bou (firstname.lastname@example.org)