CSU’s Criminal Intelligence program 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.
Master of Arts (Criminal Intelligence)
Graduate Diploma of Criminal Intelligence GradDipCrimIntel
Graduate Certificate in Criminal Intelligence GradCertCrimIntel
About the course
These courses are 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 but are not limited to the following; an understanding of criminology and criminal justice the intelligence cycle, strategic, operational and tactical intelligence crime analysis critical thinking analytical tools and tradecraft contemporary professional debates advanced research skills crime mapping risk management and national security issues
These courses are nationally accredited and registered awards in tertiary education.
Articulation and credit
The Graduate Certificate in Criminal Intelligence articulates fully with the Graduate Diploma of Criminal Intelligence, which articulates fully with the Master of Arts (Criminal Intelligence).
Students who have satisfactorily completed the Graduate Diploma requirements with a credit average are eligible to apply for admission to the Master of Arts, which offers specialisations in areas of policing. Upon admission to the Master degree course, students are awarded credit for the Graduate Diploma and upon completion of the dissertation requirements for the Master degree course (a further 32 points), students graduate with the award Master of Arts (Criminal Intelligence).
Students who have successfully completed the National Strategic Intelligence Course (NSIC) conducted by CSU, may apply for credit for the JST492 Strategic Intelligence Practice subject in the
CSU also recognises, in some instances, academic achievement and Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) of some industry-run courses. In addition, from time to time CSU delivers other short courses in collaboration with a range of law enforcement agencies which contain articulation agreements with the course described here. Hence, students are encouraged to check their own agency’s education departments or the Course Coordinator for any credit arrangement that may exist in addition to those offered by completing NSIC.