Master of Security and Defence Management (8573)
The Master of Security and Defence Management is designed for postgraduate scholars and public policy professionals who wish to gain a more detailed understanding of the factors shaping the contemporary strategic and security environment, the complex policy challenges they present, and the skills and insights required of astute managers in that context.
Program Objectives and Graduate Attributes
- Advanced disciplinary knowledge: Graduates will have acquired an advanced knowledge of strategy and security and an ability to apply this in a range of defence-related strategy and management contexts and environments.
- Research-based learning: Graduates will have developed an understanding of how new knowledge is produced and deeper knowledge acquired in and for strategy and management.
- Cognitive skills and critical thinking: Graduates will have developed advanced critical thinking and problem solving skills applicable to a range of strategy and management environments and practices.
- Communication and adaptive skills: Graduates will be able to communicate complex ideas to a range of audiences, undertake both independent and collaborative enquiry, apply technical skills and be adaptive learners and practitioners.
- Global outlook: Graduates will gain an awareness of local and global dimensions of strategy and management in the defence environment.
Students must complete at least three courses from each of the following areas:
|Security||Semester 1 - 2018||Semester 2 - 2018|
|Global Security||Not Offered||Not Offered|
|Legal and Moral Problems of International Violence||Not Offered||Not Offered|
|Asia-Pacific Security: The Dynamics of Change||Not Offered||Distance Mode|
|Australian Defence Policy: Concepts and Challenges||Not Offered||Not Offered|
|Air Power in the 21st Century: Strategic Issues||Not Offered||Distance Mode|
|China's Security Policy and Military Modernisation||Not Offered||Not Offered|
|Comparative Defence Planning||Distance Mode||Not Offered|
|Contemporary Strategy||Not Offered||Not Offered|
|Global Justice and World Politics||Not Offered||Not Offered|
|The Justice of War: States, Self-Defence and Force||Not Offered||Not Offered|
|Reforming Repressive Regimes||Not Offered||Not Offered|
|Delinquent Organisations in World Politics||Distance Mode||Not Offered|
|Cyber-Security and World Politics||Not Offered||Distance Mode|
|Conflict Transformation||Not Offered||Not Offered|
|Weapons of Mass Destruction and Global Security||Not Offered||Distance Mode|
|Culture and Conflict||Distance Mode||Not Offered|
|Power and Australian Government Policy||Not Offered||Not Offered|
|Management||Semester 1 - 2018||Semester 2 - 2018|
|Strategic Management||Distance Mode||Distance Mode|
|Organisational Behaviour||Distance Mode||Distance Mode|
|Strategic Human Resources||Distance Mode||Not Offered|
|Accounting and Financial Management||Distance Mode||Distance Mode|
|Business Law||Distance Mode||Distance Mode|
|Leadership||Not Offered||Distance Mode|
|Business Ethics||Distance Mode||Not Offered|
|Logistics Management||Distance Mode||Not Offered|
|Strategic Procurement and Outsourcing||Distance Mode||Not Offered|
The research project (12 UOC) is recommended for those with a strong interest in pursuing original research in a particular area or intending to undertake a higher level research qualification. This project may be undertaken in a single session or as a full year course.
Students undertaking the Research Project will not have the option to undertake other courses offered in the Arts, Business or related coursework programs.
To gain entry into the Master of Security and Defence Management by coursework program an applicant must:
1.1 Have met the requirements of a Bachelor's degree with Honours with a major in a cognate discipline; or
1.2 Have met the requirements of a Graduate Diploma in a cognate discipline; or
1.3 Have met the requirements of a 3 or 4-year Bachelor degree in a cognate discipline, which includes a major in the cognate discipline; and have completed at least 3-years full-time professional experience in a cognate discipline; or
1.4 Have met the requirements of a Bachelor degree in a NON-cognate discipline and have completed at least 4-years full-time professional experience in a cognate discipline; or
1.5 Submitted evidence of other academic qualifications and/or professional experience submitted to the Program Authority may be considered based on assessment of evidence of achievement of equivalent learning and in accordance with UNSW Recognition of Prior Learning Procedure.
Humanities and Social Science, Management
See UNSW Canberra pathway options for admission to the MSecDefMgt program.