|Unit convenor and teaching staff||
Unit convenor and teaching staff
Admission to MSecStrategicStud or MSecStrategicStudMCrim or MSecStrategicStudMIntell or MSecStrategicStudMCyberSec or MSecStrategicStudMCTerrorism or admission to BSecStudMSecStrategicStud
60cp at 8000 level or above including (PICT8012 or PICT812) and (PICT8050 or PICT850) and (PICT8060 or PICT860) and (PICT8061 or PICT861) and (PICT8921 or PICT921)
This unit provides students with an opportunity to apply the knowledge acquired during their course to a real world crisis. After being exposed to theoretical concepts of scenario-building, role-playing and decision-making, students will experience the challenges of solving problems and finding solutions to real world crises during a dynamic simulation. They will be part of a team that includes students with different skill sets and knowledge, including strategists, intelligence analysts, criminologists, counter terrorism experts, and cyber security analysts. Students enrolled in Simulation in Security and Strategy will perform the role of the strategist. Their mission will be to formulate policy-oriented solutions by applying their theoretical knowledge and practical skills, for instance game theory. As part of a team, students will learn how to develop ministerial briefing papers during a crisis situation and how to make policy recommendations.
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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
|Quizzes||20%||No||Week 3 & 7|
|Two small simulations.||20%||No||Week 4 & 7|
|Ministerial Brief||30%||No||Week 9|
|Main Simulation||30%||No||Week 11-12|
Two quizzes covering subject matter week 1-7.
Two small simulations to be conducted in the first half of the semester.
Working as part of a team tasked with writing a ministerial brief/memo on a security and criminology-related scenario, write a 'strategic assessment' and contribute to the executive summary and recommendations in that assessment.
Each student team will be presented with a war gaming scenario. Each team will be required to provide policy recommendations to the control group (convenors) as the situation unfolds over a number of simulation moves or turns.
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