International Security

The degree information below is for students who commenced in 2015.

Students who commenced before 2015 can find degree information in the handbook of the year they commenced at
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International Security

Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in International Security are required to complete 24 credit points of core units of study.
Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in International Security are required to complete 48 credit points, including 24 credit points of core units of study and 12 credit points of core elective units of study.
Candidates for the Master of International Security are required to complete 96 credit points, including 24 credit points of core units of study, 18 credit points of elective units of study, a maximum of 48 credit points fromelective units of study which can include an optional major as listed in the unit of study table and a minimum of 6 credit points from capstone units of study.
Core units of study
CISS6001
New Security Challenges
6      Semester 2
CISS6002
Strategy & Security in the Asia-Pacific
6      Semester 1
CISS6006
Statebuilding and 'Fragile States'
6      Semester 2
GOVT6119
International Security
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
Core Elective units of study
CISS6003
Business and Security
6      Semester 2
CISS6004
Health and Security
6      Semester 2
CISS6008
Population and Security
6      Semester 2
CISS6011
Special Topic in International Security
6      Summer Main
CISS6013
Middle East Conflict and Security
6    GOVT6154  Intensive November
CISS6015
Alliances and Coalition Warfare
6      Semester 2
CISS6016
Chinese Foreign and Security Policy
6      Semester 2
CISS6018
Nuclear Arms Control & Non-proliferation
6      Semester 2
CISS6019
War and Strategy
6      Semester 2
CISS6020
Geopolitics of Energy Security in Asia
6      Summer Main
CISS6022
Cybersecurity
6      Semester 1
GOVT6121
Northeast Asian Politics
6      Semester 1
GOVT6123
Globalisation and Governance
6      Semester 2
GOVT6135
Global Environmental Politics
6      Semester 1
GOVT6136
Asia Pacific Politics
6      Semester 1
GOVT6220
The State, Secession, and Civil War
6      Semester 1
GOVT6304
Development and World Politics
6      Semester 2
GOVT6359
US-China Relations
6      Semester 1
LAWS6062
International Law-the Use of Armed Force
6    LAWS3483  Semester 2
LAWS6856
Anti-Terrorism Law
6    CISS6011 


This unit replaced LAWS6856 Terrorism & Counterterrorism Policy and Law.
Intensive September
PACS6901
United Nations, Peace and Security
6      Semester 1
TPTM6390
Logistics in Humanitarian Aid Projects
6      Semester 1
USSC6903
US Foreign and National Security Policy
6      Semester 2
Students may take up to two units (12 credit points) as electives from outside the Department of Government and International Relations in a relevant discipline. Students must obtain approval from the Department of Government and International Relations in advance, as well as the approval of the Unit of Study coordinator.
Capstone units of study
GOVT6127
Research Project/Essay
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
GOVT6139
Research Design
6      Semester 1
GOVT6148
Dissertation Part 1
6    GOVT6139 

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
GOVT6149
Dissertation Part 2
6    GOVT6148 

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2