International Security

Students Commencing in 2014
Degree information

Information for 2013
Degree information


Information for 2014


Master of International Security
Graduate Diploma in International Security
Graduate Certificate in International Security

Candidates for the Master of International Security are required to complete 60 credit points, including 18 credit points of core units of study and 42 credit points of elective units of study, with at least 24 credit points from Section A

Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in International Security are required to complete 36 credit points, including 18 credit points of core units of study and 18 credit points of elective units of study, with at least 12 credit points from Section A.

Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in International Security are required to complete 24 credit points, including 18 credit points of core units of study and 6 credit points of elective units of study.

Core Units of Study
Semester 1
CISS6002 Strategy & Security in the Asia-Pacific
GOVT6119 International Security

Semester 2
CISS6001 New Security Challenges
CISS6006 Statebuilding and Fragile States
GOVT6119 International Security

Core Elective Units of Study

Section A
Semester 1
CISS6016 Chinese Foreign and Security Policy

Semester 2
CISS6004 Disease and Security
CISS6008 Population and Security
CISS6011 Special Topic in International Security
CISS6015 Alliances and Coalitions Warfare
CISS6019 War and Strategy
CISS6022 Cybersecurity

Units offered in intensive mode or Summer School
CISS6013 Middle East Conflict and Security (Dec)
CISS6018 Nuclear Arms Contol & Non-Proliferation (Mar)
CISS6020 Geopolitics of Energy Security in Asia (Summer)

Section B
Semester 1
CISS6009 Research Essay 1
CISS6010 Research Essay 2
GOVT6123 Globalisation and Governance
GOVT6135 Global Environmental Politics
GOVT6139 Research Design
GOVT6220 The State, Secession and War
GOVT6316 Policy Making, Power and Politics
IBUS5001 Strategy, Innovation and Global Business
PACS6901 United Nations, Peace and Security
USSC6907 American Exceptionalism

Semester 2
CISS6009 Research Essay 1
CISS6010 Research Essay 2
GOVT6103 Australian in Diplomacy, Defence & Trade
GOVT6304 Development and World Politics
GOVT6316 Policy Making, Power and Politics
PACS6901 United Nations, Peace and Security
USSC6903 US Foreign and National Security Policy

Units offered in intensive mode or Summer School
GOVT6116 International Organisations (Aug)
GOVT6121 Northeast Asian Politics (Winter)
LAWS6062 International Law: The Use of Armed Force (Sep)
LAWS6856 Terrorism & Counterterrorism Policy & Law


Information for 2013


Master of International Security
Graduate Diploma in International Security
Graduate Certificate in International Security

Candidates for the Master of International Security are required to complete 60 credit points, including 18 credit points of core units of study and 42credit points of elective units of study, with at least 24 credit points from Section A.

Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in International Security are required to complete 36 credit points, including 18 credit points of core units of study and 18 credit points of elective units of study, with at least 12 credit points from Section A.

Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in International Security are required to complete 24 credit points, including 18 credit points of core units of study and 6 credit points of elective units of study.

Core Units of Study
Semester 1
CISS6002 Strategy & Security in the Asia-Pacific
GOVT6119 International Security

Semester 2
CISS6001 New Security Challenges
CISS6006 Statebuilding and Fragile States
GOVT6119 International Security

Core Elective Units of Study
Section A
Semester 1
CISS6004 Disease and Security
CISS6008 Population and Security
CISS6016 Chinese Foreign and Security Policy

Semester 2
CISS6003 Business and Security
CISS6011 Special Topic in International Security
CISS6012 Civil-Military Relations
CISS6015 Alliances and Coalition Warfare
CISS6018 Nuclear Arms Control & Non-proliferation
CISS6019 War and Strategy

Units offered in intensive mode
CISS6013 Middle East Conflict and Security

Summer School - please contact Summer School directly
CISS6014 Human Security
CISS6020 Geopolitics of Energy Security in Asia

Section B
Semester 1
CISS6009 Research Essay 1
CISS6010 Research Essay 2
GOVT6119 International Security
GOVT6121 Northeast Asian Politics
GOVT6139 Research Design
IBUS5001 Strategy, Innovation and Global Business
PACS6901 United Nations, Peace and Security
TPTM6390 Logistics in Humanitarian Aid Projects
USSC6907 American Exceptionalism

Semester 2
CISS6009 Research Essay 1
CISS6010 Research Essay 2
GOVT6119 International Security
GOVT6123 Globalisation and Governance
GOVT6135 Global Environmental Politics
GOVT6220 The State, Secession and War
GOVT6304 Development and World Politics
GOVT6316 Policy Making, Power and Politics
IBUS5001 Strategy, Innovation and Global Business
USSC6903 US Foreign and National Security Policy

Apply directly to Summer/Winter School for the following units
GOVT6314 Terrorism and International Security

Units offered in intensive study mode
LAWS6856 Terrorism and Counterterrorism Policy and Law