• Offered by Strategic and Defence Studies Centre
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Strategic Studies
  • Areas of interest Political Sciences

This course will provide a thorough understanding of the contribution that intelligence can make to national and international security. Its main aim is to provide students with a sound understanding of the way in which intelligence is collected and analysed, and how it contributes to national decision-making. To that end the course will examine the structure and oversight of intelligence agencies in the Australian context, identify and analyse cases of intelligence success and intelligence failure, examine both the historical and contemporary use of intelligence (eg in the Cold War and in dealing with international terrorism) and the relationship between science, psychology and intelligence.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. On satisfying the requirements for this course, students will have a sound understanding of the way in which intelligence is collected and analysed, and how it contributes to national decision making. To this end, the course aims to provide students with a good understanding of the structure of the Australian intelligence agencies and the legislation and oversight that underpins their operations; human psychology and how that influences the collection and interpretation of information; historical instances of intelligence successes and failures; intelligence in a military context; intelligence and terrorism.

Other Information

Delivery Mode:

On Campus

Indicative Assessment

  1. Short written assignment 20%, Essay 40%, Examination 40% (20) [LO null]

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Workload

Students undertaking this course could expect a workload of 10 hours a week. This is inclusive of actual contact hours for lectures and also out of class preparation time.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

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:
6 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
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $4200
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $6000
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2587 20 Feb 2023 27 Feb 2023 31 Mar 2023 26 May 2023 In Person N/A

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