GC-INTRNS v.1 Graduate Certificate in International Relations and National Security
Course CRICOS Code: 074661F
Registered full-time Duration: 0.5 Years
Graduate Certificates prepare students to develop advanced knowledge and skills for professional or highly skilled work and further learning corresponding to AQF level 8 qualifications.
This course provides an understanding of contemporary international relations and advanced skills in research and analytical thinking.
Additional Course Expenses
Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks and other essential study materials.
Course Entry and Completion Details
Applicants for a Graduate Certificate are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au. Applicants generally require a Bachelor Degree or equivalent credit gained for recognised learning. Any specific course entry and completion requirements must also be met.
Specifically, applicants require a bachelor degree; or a minimum of five years relevant professional experience.
Credit for Recognised Learning
Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au.
Pathway to Further Study
Graduates may qualify for entry to some Graduate Diplomas and Master degrees. For further details, see the University website http://curtin.edu.au.
This course is an exit award of the GD-INTRNS Graduate Diploma in International Relations and National Security and the MC-INTRNS Master of International Relations and National Security.
Graduate Certificates contain a series of units which may include compulsory (core), optional or elective units to cater for student preferences.
Course Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. apply knowledge of the principles and concepts of international relations and national security in work related settings; foster gained knowledge and develop strong independent research skills through minor and major research projects
2. critically analyse and interpret major political, security, socio-economic and policy issues using an international relations and security studies framework; think creatively to develop effective policy solutions to national and international challenges
3. identify, systemise, process, and critically evaluate and synthesise relevant data from a range of appropriate sources; create an effects-based policy product
4. communicate, both verbally and in writing, comprehensive analyses of complex international relations and national security data or theories
5. use relevant technologies to effectively collect and interrogate data, and communicate findings
6. develop strong independent learning and analytical skills
7. develop skills to think strategically and in the global context
8. develop strong appreciation of working in multi-cultural national and international environments
9. develop and practice effective independent multi-tasking and team management skills; develop leadership skills and strong professional ethics
Duration and Availability
This fee-paying course is one semester full-time or equivalent part-time study.
Location and delivery Mode
|Year||Location||Period||All*||Internal||Partially Online Internal^||External||Fully Online#|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 1||Y||Y|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 2||Y||Y|
The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.
* The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.
^ Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.
# Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.
|Year 1 Semester 1|
|POLS5003||v.1||National Security and Strategy||2.0||25.0|
|INTR5001||v.1||Contemporary Issues in International Relations||2.0||25.0|
|POLS5000||v.1||Contemporary Security Challenges||2.0||25.0|
|SELECT OPTIONAL UNITS TO THE TOTAL VALUE OF:||75.0|
|Optional Units to Select from in Year 1 Semester 1||Hrs/Wk||Credit|
|INTR5006||v.1||Intelligence and Analysis||2.0||25.0|
|INTR5002||v.1||Asia Pacific Studies||2.0||25.0|
|INTR5004||v.1||Russian and Eurasian Studies||2.0||25.0|
|POLS5002||v.1||Security and Conflict in the Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf||25.0|
|POLS5004||v.1||Geo-Strategy and Energy Security||2.0||25.0|
|XINO5000||v.1||Regional Study in the Indo-Pacific||2.0||25.0|
|INTR5008||v.1||Cultures of Violence and Conflict||2.0||25.0|
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