TECH 1007 - Defence Industry and Security

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2022

This course provides an overview of the Australian defence industry, its sovereign capability, regional responsibilities and security. Foundational topics relating to the defence business include policy decision making, defence planning, legal and international relations, organisational structure, logistics and global engagement. An introduction to security includes both global and regional perspectives as well as security policy and planning. A specific focus is given to defence export controls relating to the defence and strategic goods list, its legislation, requirements, exemptions and other technical information. Defence clearance for Australian students can be initiated in this course. Those that do not qualify or wish to obtain security clearance will be given an alternative assessment.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code TECH 1007
    Course Defence Industry and Security
    Coordinating Unit Centre for STEM Education and Innovation
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 4 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Course Description This course provides an overview of the Australian defence industry, its sovereign capability, regional responsibilities and security. Foundational topics relating to the defence business include policy decision making, defence planning, legal and international relations, organisational structure, logistics and global engagement. An introduction to security includes both global and regional perspectives as well as security policy and planning. A specific focus is given to defence export controls relating to the defence and strategic goods list, its legislation, requirements, exemptions and other technical information. Defence clearance for Australian students can be initiated in this course. Those that do not qualify or wish to obtain security clearance will be given an alternative assessment.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Associate Professor John Culton

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

    1. Explain how the Australian Defence Forces (ADF) are organized.
    2. Describe how the ADF is utilized as an instrument of national power.
    3. Explain efforts by the Australian Federal Government to leverage disruptive technology within the context of the ADF.
    4. Describe the current foreign security priorities of Australia.
    5. Apply for an Australian security clearance.
    6. Describe how to maintain an Australian security clearance.
    7. Explain the career progression of a technologist within the defence sector.
    University Graduate Attributes

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  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

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    Workload

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    Learning Activities Summary

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    Specific Course Requirements
    For those students seeking an Australian security clearance, you must meet the eligibility requirements as detailed at: Australian Security Intelligence Organisation.
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    All submissions will be made online.

    Assessment Summary:

    Assesment Task Weighting (%) Individual/Group Formative/Summative Hurdle
    Class Participation 5 Individual Formative
    Quiz 1 10 Individual Formative
    Quiz 2 10 Individual Formative
    Quiz 3 10 Individual Formative
    Essay Intro/Outline 25 Individual Formative
    Essay 40 Individual Summative 40%
    Total 100

    * The specific due date for each assessment task will be available on MyUni.
    Assessment Detail

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    Submission

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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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