|Unit convenor and teaching staff||
Unit convenor and teaching staff
(Admission to MPICT or GradDipPICT or MPICTMIntSecSt or MIntSecStud or GradDipIntSecStud or MCPICT or MCPICTMISS or GradDipCPICT or GradCertCPICT) and (40cp in PICT units at 8000 level or above including (PICT8050 or PICT850) or (PICT8012 or PICT812))
This unit provides students with an opportunity to apply the knowledge they have gain throughout their program of study to a real world crisis. By participating in a dynamic simulation, students will be required to solve problems and find solutions to real world challenges. Students will be assigned to an executive team that includes students with different skill sets and knowledge. These executive teams may include strategists, intelligence analysts, criminologists, counter terrorism experts, and cyber security analysts. Depending on their specialization, students will take one of these roles. Their mission will be to formulate solutions by employing the academic, research and analytical skills they acquired throughout their program. The student will be required to make policy recommendations based on his assessment of the situation.
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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
|Quizzes||20%||No||Week 3 and 7|
|Two small simulations.||20%||No||Week 4 and 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 'Situation 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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WORD LIMITS FOR ASSESSMENT TASKS
REASSESSMENT OF ASSIGNMENTS DURING THE SEMESTER
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