Capability Option Analysis - ZEIT8403

Faculty: UNSW Canberra at ADFA

School: School of Engineering & Information Technology @ UNSW Canberra at ADFA

Course Outline: ZEIT 8403 Course Outline

Campus: UNSW Canberra at ADFA

Career: Postgraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

Enrolment Requirements:

Restricted to students enrolled in Graduate Diploma or Masters programs.

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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This course aims at providing students an understanding of capability science and how it is used in achieving strategic organisational goals in defence as well as in a broader context. It also focuses on teaching mechanisms required to analyse and develop such capabilities. The students are exposed to a number of analytical techniques used to identify, analyse, evaluate and choose between capability options.

At the successful completion of this course, students will understand the concept of capabilities and capability based planning, enhance their skills in analysing capability gaps and generating options to address these gaps, develop skills in analysing capability options and developing coherent and informative business cases to present their analysis to decision makers, and learn decision making techniques under risk for single and multiple attribute decision problems.

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