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Graduate Diploma of Intelligence Analysis

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CSU's Intelligence Analysis program is intended to provide intelligence professionals, whether they are in law enforcement, national security, public or private sectors with the opportunity to undertake studies at postgraduate level in the area of intelligence through CSU's Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security (AGSPS).

The Graduate Diploma of Intelligence Analysis is related to:


  • Why study this course?

    The Graduate Diploma of Intelligence Analysis is intended to provide law enforcement and intelligence professionals, whether they are in the police, public or private sectors with the opportunity to undertake studies at postgraduate level in the area of intelligence. The course is designed particularly to meet the growing needs of the intelligence-led paradigm in law enforcement and compliance. The subjects in the course cover a range of areas relevant to promoting sound industry relevant practice in the intelligence officer. Specific areas include: an understanding of criminology and criminal justice the intelligence cycle; strategic, operational and tactical intelligence; crime analysis; contemporary professional debates; crime mapping, risk management and national security issues.

    The Graduate Diploma offers students the opportunity to further specialise in various aspects of intelligence practice, including intelligence management, national security intelligence, strategic intelligence and imagery and geo-spatial intelligence. Students can also select electives relevant to their course including fraud and leadership, management and counter-terrorism.

  • Credit and pathways

    Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

    More about Credit

    Students who successfully complete the National Strategic Intelligence Course (NSIC) run by CSU in collaboration with the AFP and ACC will be entitled to the equivalent of two non-specific transfer credits from the Graduate Certificate in Intelligence Analysis.  Students will be able to select from the available intelligence subjects offered to complete the remaining 16 points of the Graduate Certificate in Intelligence Analysis.

    The AGSPS is currently liaising with a number of other law enforcement agencies to assess credit packages based on internal industry courses that allow articulation into the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma of Intelligence Analysis. These credit and articulation arrangements are progressively being established and details will be available on the course's official website as they are finalised. In addition to these industry based credit arrangements, the Course Coordinator may offer credit based on professional experience. But this will be on a case by case basis and the onus will be on students to make the case for credit.

  • 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

    The course consists of an articulated set of courses containing a Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Masters as follows:

    Graduate Certificate (Intelligence Analysis)

    JST450 Introduction to Intelligence
    JST428 Operational Intelligence
    JST495 Intelligence and Analytics

    Plus students choose one 8 point subject from Intelligence or other programs offered by AGSPS


    Graduate Diploma (Intelligence Analysis)

    In addition to the subjects above:

    JST452 Intelligence Management
    JST493 National Security and Intelligence Issues (16pts)

    Plus students choose one 8 point subject from Intelligence or other programs offered by AGSPS

    or

    JST452 Intelligence Management (8pts)

    AND

    24 points of elective subjects from other Intelligence or non Intelligence subjects offered by AGSPS.

     
    Admission to Master of Arts

    Students who have satisfactorily completed the Graduate Diploma requirements with a credit average are eligible to apply for admission to the Master of Arts (Intelligence Analysis).  Upon admission to the Master degree course, students are awarded credit for the Graduate Diploma and upon successful completion of the requirements for the Master degree course (a further 32 points), students graduate with the award Master of Arts (Intelligence Analysis).

    There are THREE pathways to the Master degree course.

    Option 1
    Pure research stream

    JST530 Research Methdology and Dissertation (16 points)
    JST531 Dissertation (16 points)

    OR

    Option 2
    Work place research project stream

    EMG505 Work Based Project (16 points)
    EMG506 Literature Review (16 points)

    OR

    Option 3

    Students can choose free electives at Masters level to the value of 32 points from the available non Intelligence course streams at AGSPS.
    Free Electives
     

    Enrolment pattern

    Graduate Certificate (Intelligence Analysis)

    Session 1

    JST450 Introduction to Intelligence
    JST428 Operational Intelligence

    Session 2

    JST495 Intelligence and Analytics
    [plus one free 8 point elective]

    Graduate Diploma (Intelligence Analysis)

    There is no set enrolment pattern for the graduate diploma, as the pattern will depend on whether the student elects to enrol in JST493 (a 16 pt subject taken over 2 sessions) or select other 8 pt or 16 pt subjects from the intelligence program or others offered at AGSPS.
    Where JST493 is elected, JST452 will be enrolled in alongside JST493 in the first session, and an elective will accompany JST493 in the second session.

    In addition to the Graduate Certificate subjects above:

    JST452 Intelligence Management
    JST493 National Security and Intelligence Issues (16pts)
    [plus select one 8 point free elective available across AGSPS]
     

    Admission to Master of Arts

    Students who have satisfactorily completed the Graduate Diploma requirements with a credit average are eligible to apply for admission to the Master of Arts (Intelligence Analysis).  Upon admission to the Master degree course, students are awarded credit for the Graduate Diploma and upon successful completion of the requirements for the Master degree course (a further 32 points), students graduate with the award Master of Arts (Intelligence Analysis).

    There are THREE pathways to the Master degree course.

    Option 1
    Research stream

    Session 1

    JST530 Research Methodology and Dissertation (16 points)
     
    Session 2

    JST531 Dissertation (16 points)

    OR

    Option 2
    Work place research project stream

    EMG505 Work Based Project (16 points)

    OR

    Option 3
    Coursework stream

    Free electives
    Students can choose free electives at Masters level to the value of 32 points from the available non Intelligence course streams at AGSPS.

  • Residential schools

    The following subject may have a residential school component:

    JST530 Research Methodology and Dissertation Proposal

  • Admission information

    Graduate Diploma: Applicants must have completed requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Intelligence Analysis.

    See standard CSU admission criteria

  • Cost of study

    Fees - please visit the fees and costs page or contact us for current fee information.

    Tax deduction - in some instances a tax deduction may be claimed for self education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice.

    Alumni discount

    Already studied with CSU? Our 10% Alumni discount applies to this course!
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  • 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 EducationManlyFPOSYYYCATN
    DirectDistance EducationManlyFPPGYYYOATN
    DirectDistance EducationManlyFPOSYYYJATN
    DirectDistance EducationManlyCGSYYNEATN

    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

    To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 64 points. Comprising the 32 points of credit awarded for the Graduate Certificate and 32 points completed during enrolment in the course.

  • How to apply
    Please note: International students from the United Kingdom and Canada should select the Planned Course of Study with the appropriate code when completing an online application:
    • Master of Arts (Intelligence Analysis) CAIA
    • Graduate Diploma of Intelligence Analysis CATN
    • Graduate Certificate of Intelligence Analysis CAAN
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  • 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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