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Area/Catalogue
LAWS 5017

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
153241

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Unit Value
9

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

The 2018 timetable is
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Course aim

The aim of the course is to enable well-informed contributions by legal and policy advisors and commentators in government, civil society (including academe) and commerce on legal aspects of space security, globally and domestically, through legal and political instruments, diplomatic negotiations and representation, conferences and meetings.

Course content

Space environment (including space weather and basic physics on the use of space); global strategic interests in space (including introduction to 'strategy'); space power theory and comparative strategic space policies; military and national security uses of space, including space power doctrine; civil and commercial uses of space ; review of basic principles of space law; launch regulation, operationally responsive space and space traffic management, including rendezvous and proximity operations; legal principles applicable to law on space exploration and exploitation; regulating terrestrial elements of space services; military use of satellite communications; regulating use of electro magnetic radiation in space and electronic warfare; international cooperation, technology and information sharing in space activities; legal principles applicable to position, navigation and timing; space-based intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; space situational awareness; missile early warning and ballistic missile defence; force application (from space) and counter space operations; cyberspace operations in space.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Successful completion of ISU Southern Hemisphere Summer Space Program (SHSSP) OR successful completion of ISU nine-week Space Studies Program (SSP)

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES (INTENSIVE)
Lecture 3 hours x 5 days
Workshop 4 hours x 5 days
Directed Study (student research and assignment preparation) N/A x 12 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES (INTENSIVE)
Continuous Assessment - in-class participation N/A 20% N/A
Examination N/A 30% 2 hours
Essay 5000 words 50% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.25
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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