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Militære operationer, Advanced B modul


Militære operationer, Advanced B modul 

Militære operationer, Advanced B modul 

Joint Planning Framework

The module is based on three presence modules addressing the following questions: 1) What is military planning? 2) What are military planning processes? 3) How to manage operations?

The aim of this module is to give the student a theoretical knowledge of NATO concepts and doctrines regarding the analysis of operational issues as well as the methodological and analytical skills that enable the student to contribute to/participate in the operational planning process and to assess complex operational issues in a military-strategic context within the NATO framework.

• Passed Master of Military Studies (MMS), Military Operations Basic Module (MO Basic).

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this module the student will have acquired the following knowledge, skills and competencies:

• Gain insight into military theoretical considerations and concepts such as elements of operational planning, assessment and evaluation of operational problems.
• Gain insight into management and control of joint operations within a comprehensive framework.
• Gain an understanding of theory and practise in the design of a joint operation.
• Gain an understanding of the methodology for the planning of joint operations.

• Describe and differentiate between different research-based methods for addressing complex operational problems.
• Assess and choose between basic military theoretical concepts as elements of operational planning, assessment and evaluation of operational problems.
• Qualify the use of central elements and concepts in relation to operational planning and mission analysis.
• Use systems thinking approach to analyse the operational environment.
• Discuss the basic design theories as well as summarise and visualise an operational design.

• Contribute to planning, execution and evaluation of military operations in the conflicts of the future.
• Participate in professional and interdisciplinary professional collaboration at the operational level, and thus make a professional impact by providing military advice to decision-makers at the military-strategic and political levels.
• Continue own professional development, and participate effectively in professional debates within the subject matter areas covered by the module

The content may include topics as operational problems, systems and design theory, the operational environment, operational design, elements of planning, executing, assessment and evaluation, risk, different orders, staff organization, defence planning, as well as Danish and NATO’s concepts and doctrines for planning and execution of operational level joint operations within a comprehensive framework.

Learning Activities and Work Load
The learning activities are mainly conducted in English and Danish and the curriculum is predominantly in English.

The learning activities combine self-study of the curriculum, online activities, and presence modules including lectures and group discussions as well as written assignments including the exam paper.

The module is conducted between the 30th of September 2019 and the 8th of January 2020. The module has three presence modules:
1. From the 28th of October 2019 to the 30th of October 2019 at the in Fredericia at Ryes Barracks.
2. From the 18th of November 2019 to the 20th of November 2019 at the Royal Danish Defence Academy at Svanemøllen Kaserne.
3. From the 2nd of December 2019 to the 4th of December 2019 at the Royal Danish Defence Academy at Svanemøllen Kaserne.

The work load is set as 5 ECTS-points with each ECTS-point comprising approximately 27.5 hours, i.e. approximately 137.5 hours altogether. Approximately two ETCS-points are allocated to the presence modules and approximately two ETCS-points are allocated to curriculum, midterm paper(s) and various other learning activities. Approximately one ECTS-point is allocated to writing the exam paper.

Type: Individual written exam paper of 8-10 normal pages of 2,400 characters incl. spaces.
Language: English or Danish
Grading: The Danish seven-step scale
Censorship: External
Deadline: The 8th of January 2020

If grading results in a grade below 02 (NIL TWO) the student has not passed and is required to retake the exam. The student is required to hand in a new written exam paper in Danish for grading by external censorship on the Danish seven-step scale. The deadline for re-exam paper is normally four weeks from the time the previous grading is forwarded, but the exact deadline is set taking the students regular job and work load into consideration. The student has a total of three attempts to pass the module exam.

Additional Remarks
Military operations Advanced Level A and B modules supplement one another and may be attended simultaneously. They offer different perspectives on operations and concepts at the operational level. The modules are synchronized in time and space so that student may proceed from one module to another. Module exams are staggered in time so it will be possible to do both.
Sidst opdateret 08-05-2019 - kl. 11:42

Date of release

May 2019


Students attending the MMS and other qualified participants

Number of Participants

Min 16 -  max 56

Edicational Level

Level 7 within the Danish Framework for Life Long Learning


5 ECTS-point


10(/14) weeks
Part Time

Module Date

Start: 30th of September 2019
End: 08th January 2020


In accordance with ordinary procedures for MMS.


Royal Danish Defence College
Ryvangs Allé 1
2100 Kbh. Ø

Course Director

Cdr. Søren Nordby
Institute for Military Operations, Centre for Joint Operations
Royal Danish Defence College
Tlf.:      +45 7281 7365

Student Advisor

Cdr. Claus Smith Rasmussen
MMS section
Royal Danish Defence College
E-mail: clra@fak.dk


Admin Office
Royal Danish Defence College
Sascha Hedberg
E-mail: studiekon-tor@fak.dk
Tlf.:      +45 2555 2204

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