Graduate Diploma in International Security (GDipIntSec)

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Special Notes

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This program introduces students to the core trends, issues and analyses of contemporary international security. Students will acquire in-depth knowledge of current international security challenges and global politics and develop skills in understanding how these can be managed or mitigated.

The Graduate Diploma International Security is an AQF Level 8 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 1 year.


Interruption of program:
Students must apply for permission from the Executive Dean or delegate before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Academic Program Rules for Graduate Diploma in International Security

There shall be a Graduate Diploma in International Security.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Graduate Diploma in International Security, the student must satisfactorily complete a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a total of not less than 24 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 12 units.
  2. Elective courses to the value of 12 units.
Core Courses

To satisfy the requirements for Core Courses students must complete courses to the value of 12 units.

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
POLIS 7026 International Security 6


Courses to the value of 6 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
POLIS 7004 International Relations in the Indo-Pacific Region 6
POLIS 7113 Terrorism and Global Politics 6
POLIS 7114 The Ethics of War and Peace 6
POLIS 7115 Decolonising Security 6