ENG 4010 - Defence Leadership

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2022

Students will understand what makes defence leadership stand apart from others and why it is a critical component of a nation's defence capability. A successful military leader demonstrates commitment to the welfare of individual soldiers while also understanding that accomplishment of the assigned mission objectives may require high degrees of personal risk not found in typical professions. This course will examine the historic qualities defining military leadership on the battlefields of old and study its relevance to the increasingly electronic modern equivalent. Important texts will be sampled and central themes examined via case study and guest lecture. Designed for those seeking a career within the defence sector, students will learn how to interact within the defence leadership environment.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code ENG 4010
    Course Defence Leadership
    Coordinating Unit Technology Education Centre
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Course Description Students will understand what makes defence leadership stand apart from others and why it is a critical component of a nation's defence capability. A successful military leader demonstrates commitment to the welfare of individual soldiers while also understanding that accomplishment of the assigned mission objectives may require high degrees of personal risk not found in typical professions. This course will examine the historic qualities defining military leadership on the battlefields of old and study its relevance to the increasingly electronic modern equivalent. Important texts will be sampled and central themes examined via case study and guest lecture. Designed for those seeking a career within the defence sector, students will learn how to interact within the defence leadership environment.
    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
    Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

    1. Recognise and explain the organization, structure, and roles of the various entities comprising the defence sector.
    2. Critically analyse the interactions between the defence sector and Australian and foreign governments including impacts on both the domestic and international affairs of Australia.
    3. Recognise and explain the principal characteristics and importance of defence leadership.
    4. Critically analyse leadership case studies.
    5. Identify and explain issues regarding professional integrity and ethics within the defence sector.
    6. Communicate professionally through written, oral, and graphical means clearly and effectively to an
    audience with a range of technical and professional levels.
    7. Demonstrate effective teamwork and leadership skills as part of a group.
    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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  • 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
    1. Assessment Type: Class Participation

    Weighting: 5

    Due date: Please refer to the Assignments section for the due date.

    Task description: Students will participate in the course by asking questions of peers/guests, giving peer feedback, etc. throughout the course.

    Individual/Group: Individual


    2. Assessment Type: Quizzes

    Weighting: 10

    Due date: Please refer to the Assignments section for the due date.

    Task description: Students will complete 4 auto-marked quizzes to check on concepts presented in materials for each topic.

    Individual/Group: Individual


    3. Assessment Type: Oral Presentation #1

    Weighting: 15

    Due date: Please refer to the Assignments section for the due date.

    Task description: Students groups will give a 5-10 minute briefing regarding an assigned topic to the class.

    Individual/Group: Group (size: 3-4)


    4. Assessment Type: Oral Presentation #2

    Weighting: 20

    Due date: Please refer to the Assignments section for the due date.

    Task description: Students will give a 5 minute briefing regarding an assigned topic to the class.

    Individual/Group: Individual


    5. Assessment Type: Briefing 1-pager #1

    Weighting: 15

    Due date: Please refer to the Assignments section for the due date.

    Task description: Students will submit a 1 page briefing on an issue (prob definition + recommendation) following a defence template format.

    Individual/Group: Individual


    6. Assessment Type: Briefing 1-pager #2

    Weighting: 15

    Due date: Please refer to the Assignments section for the due date.

    Task description: Students will submit a 1 page briefing on an issue (prob definition + recommendation) following a defence template format.

    Individual/Group: Individual


    7. Assessment Type: Panel Presentation / Interview

    Weighting: 20

    Due date: Please refer to the Assignments section for the due date.

    Task description: Students will give a 5 minute presentation to a small panel who will then ask several questions regarding the briefed material.

    Individual/Group: Individual
    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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