Graduate Certificate in Terrorism and Security Studies

CSU's Graduate Certificate of Terrorism and Security Studies will develop and enhance the student’s knowledge and understanding of terrorism and develop an integrated understanding of the complex context of terrorism and other security related issues.

At a glance

Domestic students

Study mode: Distance Education

Campuses:

Duration:

1 year part-time

ATAR:

International students

Study mode: Distance Education

Campuses:

Duration:

1 year part-time

CRICOS:

Why study this course?

Students will develop a sophisticated understanding of the history of terrorism, critically analyse contemporary terrorism threats, apply existing theoretical frameworks and synthesise these through the production of research based assessments. Students will develop their expertise in interpreting and transmitting this knowledge and understanding to both specialist and non-specialist audiences, while demonstrating autonomy, judgment and adaptability in its application.

Graduate Certificate of Terrorism and Security Studies graduates will possess skills and knowledge for the:
• revision, analysis, consolidation and synthesis of knowledge and understanding of terrorism and counter terrorism, and identify and provide appropriate responses to complex terrorism related threats and counter terrorism challenges
• critically analyse and consider terrorism threats and counter terrorism responses and to evaluate complex policy responses to terrorism
• communication of an understanding of key theoretical approaches to terrorism and counter terrorism and the researching of these disciplines
• communication of complex knowledge and ideas pertaining to terrorism and counter terrorism to a variety of audiences
• making of high level, independent judgements in a range of counter terrorism functions in law enforcement, intelligence, military and other related contexts
• initiation, planning, implementation and evaluation of various counter terrorism activities and policies in their areas of responsibility.

Subjects

The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

Course structure

Graduate Certificate in Terrorism and Security Studies (32 credit points)
 

Must have completed:
 

At least one 16 point subject from:-

GPM417 The History of Terrorism (16 credit points)
GPM418 Contemporary Terrorism (16 points)
GPM508 Radicalisation (16 points)
GPM514 Counter Terrorism (16 points)

and at least one 8 point subject from:

GPM510 Terrorism in Cyberspace (8 points)
GPM426 Terrorist Financing and Resourcing (8 points)
GPM513 Illicit Network Analysis (8 points)

and electives from AGSPS and across CSU


Graduate Diploma in Terrorism and Security Studies (64 credit points)

Must have completed:

At least one 16 point subject from:-

GPM417 The History of Terrorism (16 points)
GPM418 Contemporary Terrorism (16 points)
GPM508 Radicalisation (16 points)
GPM514 Counter Terrorism (16 points)

And at least two 8 point subjects from:

GPM510 Terrorism in Cyberspace (8 points)
GPM426 Terrorist Financing and Resourcing (8 points)
GPM513 Illicit Network Analysis (8 points)

and electives from AGSPS and across CSU

 

Master of Terrorism and Security Studies (96 credit points)

Must have completed:

At least three 16 point subjects from:

GPM417 The History of Terrorism (16 points)
GPM418 Contemporary Terrorism (16 points)
GPM508 Radicalisation (16 points)
GPM514 Counter Terrorism (16 points)

And at least two 8 point subjects from:

GPM510 Terrorism in Cyberspace (8 points
GPM426 Terrorist Financing and Resourcing (8 points)
GPM513 Illicit Network Analysis (8 points)

and electives from AGSPS and across CSU

Electives

Electives can be chosen from any subjects offered by AGSPS and across CSU, with the approval of the Course Coordinator/Director.                                                                                            

Enrolment pattern

Graduate Certificate (Part-time)

Session 1

GPM417 The History of Terrorism (16 points)
or
GPM418 Contemporary Terrorism (16 points)
or
GPM514 Counter Terrorism (16 points)

Session 2

GPM510 Terrorism in Cyberspace (8 points)
or
GPM426 Terrorist Financing and Resourcing (8 points)
or
GPM513 Illicit Network Analysis (8 points)
and
8 points of electives if required

Graduate Diploma (Part-time)

Session 3

GPM417 The History of Terrorism (16 points)
or
GPM418 Contemporary Terrorism (16 points)
or
GPM508 Radicalisation (16 points)
or
GPM514 Counter Terrorism (16 points)

Session 4

GPM510 Terrorism in Cyberspace (8 points)
or
GPM426 Terrorist Financing and Resourcing (8 points)
or
GPM513 Illicit Network Analysis (8 points)
and
8 points of electives if required

Master of Arts (Part-time)

Session 5

GPM417 The History of Terrorism (16 points)
or
GPM418 Contemporary Terrorism (16 points)
or
GPM508 Radicalisation (16 points)
or
GPM514 Counter Terrorism (16 points)

Session 6

GPM510 Terrorism in Cyberspace (8 points)
or
GPM426 Terrorist Financing and Resourcing (8 points)
or
GPM513 Illicit Network Analysis (8 points)
and
8 points of electives if required

Admission Information

An undergraduate degree or relevant industry experience.

Cost of study

For information on the tuition fees and other costs associated with studying this course, see 'Cost of study' section of online course brochure

Course Details

Campus locations listed for Online students are purely for administrative purposes and have no relevance to the student experience.


Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
DirectDistance EducationManlyFPOSYYYJATC
DirectDistance EducationManlyFPPGYYYOATC
DirectDistance EducationManlyCGSYYNEATC

LEGEND
CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

Graduation Requirements

Must complete 32 points at pass level or better.

How to apply

For online applications, see 'How to apply' section of online course brochure

About the School

Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security (AGSPS)

Established in 1993, CSU’s Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security (AGSPS) is a leading provider of postgraduate research and education for professionals in law enforcement, emergency management and security. CSU’s courses offered through AGSPS span a broad range of global issues that include international terrorism, intelligence analysis, transnational crime, fraud and financial crime, corruption, cyber-crime, and natural disaster management. Our faculty members are leaders in their fields and have significant experience and academic expertise. The School continues to grow through close collaboration with law enforcement, regulators, universities, research bodies, private industry and emergency services providers in Australia and overseas, with courses attracting students from around the globe. AGSPS also provides education and training programs in Abu Dhabi, China, India (National Police Academy), New Zealand, Indonesia (UNODC), Singapore, Canada and the United Kingdom.

Academic expectations

For each 8 point subject at CSU, students should normally expect to spend between 140-160 hours engaged in the specified learning and assessment activities (such as attending lectures or residential schools, assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, assignments or examinations). The student workload for some subjects may vary from these norms as a result of approved course design.

Students will be assessed on the basis of completed assignments, examinations, workplace learning, or other methods as outlined in specific subject outlines.

Where applicable, students are responsible for travel and accommodation costs involved in workplace learning experiences, or attending residential schools (distance education students).

Expectations relating to academic, workplace learning, time and cost requirements for specific subjects are provided in the subject abstracts and in course materials.

Throughout their studies, CSU students have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English Language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to their discipline. This ongoing development will enable students to effectively participate in their course and graduate as competent professionals.

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