Graduate Diplome of Defence and Security Studies, Command and Staff Course (CSC) is a 40- weeks course, scoped and designed in collaboration with two faculty of Institute of Policy Studies and Institute for Leadership, Innovation and Advancement, Universiti Brunei Darussalam. The CSC is co-delivered by UBD academic staff across faculties, adjunct staff, and overseas visiting professor; and by Command and Staff College (also known as Maktab Turus).
The course aim to prepare local and international mid-level officers for higher command and staff appointments, and to broaden officers’ perspectives and professional knowledge using operational and academic approaches and disciplines to study the contemporary strategic environment, and the implication of this environment on their practice as defence and security specialists.
|1. Foundation Skills||These are the underpinning personal and interpersonal skills required of a military commander and staff officer, including the ability to think critically and develop as a reflective practitioner.|
|2. Command, Leadership and Management||This is an understanding of the principles, theories and practicalities of senior leadership in the military and civilian environments.|
|3. Military Capabilities||This is an understanding of military capabilities, its effect and influences across the three principal domains of Maritime, Land and Air, including Logistics, Intelligence and Command and Control.|
|4. Strategic Analysis||This is intellectual framework for understanding the critical national and strategic context, military power as the ‘extension of the political will’; it also covers International Relations principles and theories.|
|5. Operational Planning||This is the core skills required to conduct Joint operational planning at the operational level within a national or multi-national headquarters.|
CSC offers Two (2) qualifications to graduate students who meet the academic and military requirements:
- Passed staff course (joint) [PSC (j)] by the Defence Academy, Royal Brunei Armed Forces.
- Graduate Diploma of Defence and Security Studies by Universiti Brunei Darussalam.
|Module 1||Foundation Studies (FS)|
|Module 2||Command, Leadership and Management (CLM)|
|Module 3||International Security Studies (ISS)|
|Module 4||Defence Policy and Strategic Programming (DPSP)|
|Module 5||Asia Strategic Environmental Studies (ASES)|
|Module 6||Operational Planning (OP)|
|Module 7||Research Methodology (RM)|