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Take advantage of the experiential-learning opportunities built into many programs.

The course curriculum is organised into 9 modules conducted in 3 Terms. The curriculum is designed such that participants are faced with a variety of problems for which there are no College template solutions. Participants are encouraged to consider and interrogate their own intellectual assumptions and standpoints about the nature of war, peace, leaderships and politics. The modules include:

Module 1: Research Methodology.

Module 2: The State and Socio-Political Environment.

Module 3: Economy and Finance.

Module 4: Science and Technology.

Module 5: International Affairs and Regional Studies.

Module 6: Strategy, Statecraft and National Security.

Module 7: War Study Package.

Module 8: Peace Support Operations.

Module 9: Higher Management of Defence.

Electives.  In addition to the core subjects covered by the study Modules, there are some electives, which provide participants with the opportunity to juxtapose their academic programme with individual interests. Generally, the elective affords participants an opportunity to exploit their intellectual horizon beyond the core curriculum and expand their professional expertise by taking advanced Studies in specific additional subjects. Each participant must offer at least one elective during the course. The approved electives are:

  1. Military History.
  2. Information and Communication Technology.

It is pertinent to state that French language which was hitherto an elective is now a compulsory subject for all non-French speaking participants, while the English language is also compulsory for participants from non-Anglophone countries.


The Modules are conducted in the following manner:

First Term: Foundation Studies (14 Weeks):

a.         Global Scene in Perspective.

b.         National Economy.

c.         Elements of Strategy.

d.         Warfare and Military Strategy.

e.         Strategists and Military Thinkers.

f.          Technology and Warfare.

g.         Strategic Installations’ Visit.

h.         Geo-Strategic Visit to States.

i.          Term Paper and Research Projects.


Second Term:  Defence Policy Development, Operational Art and Geo-strategic Studies (14 Weeks):

a.         Global Scene in Perspective.

b.         Defence Policy Development.

c.         The Art of Command.

d.         Military Aid to Civil Authority/Military Assistance to Civil Power.

e.         Peacekeeping Operations.

f.          Campaign Studies.

g.         Joint Operations/Logistics at Operational Level.

h.         Geo-strategic World Study Tour.


Third Term. Higher Management of Defence (16 Weeks):

a.         Crisis Management at the Operational and Strategic Levels.

b.         National Defence Planning Exercise.

c.         Policy Paper Presentation.

d.         Term Paper and Defence of Research Projects.