Bachelor of Counter Terrorism Security and Intelligence

General

Read more about this program on the school's website

Program Description

Brings together the key aspects of national and international security with an emphasis on contemporary security issues.

By studying the core elements of terrorism, security and intelligence in the foundation year, students are able to undertake specialised study in how to counter the terrorist threat, apply intelligence gathering techniques, think critically, analyse and understand the criminal motivation.

Students will learn to utilise suitable technology to secure assets, protect critical and national infrastructure and employ security management techniques to achieve desired security outcomes.

Course Entry

Academic Admission requirements (Band 3)

The following course-specific admission requirements are mandatory and must be satisfied by all applicants. These requirements are in addition to or supersede the minimum requirements outlined within the Academic admission requirements band section below.

One or more of the majors in this course has admission requirements. Refer to the major for more information.

All applicants must meet the academic admission requirements for this course. The indicative or guaranteed ATAR is as published (where applicable) or academic admission requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

  • AQF Cert IV;
  • Successfully completed 0.25 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;*
  • University Preparation Course;*
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course;*
  • Aboriginal Student Intake Test; or*
  • Experience Based Entry Scheme.*

* Further information can be found on the Study course entry page.

For international students, requirements include your secondary school results.

English Language requirements (Band 3)

English competency requirements may be satisfied through the completion of one of the following:

  • Year 12 English ATAR/English Literature ATAR grade C or better or equivalent;
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;*
  • IELTS Academic Overall band minimum score of 6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0);
  • Successfully completed 1.0 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher in the UK, Ireland, USA, NZ or Canada;
  • University Preparation Course;
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course;*
  • Aboriginal Student Intake Test;*
  • AQF Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree;
  • Successfully completed 0.375 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent); or
  • Other tests, courses or programmes defined on the English Proficiency Bands page.

* Further information can be found on the Study course entry page.

Course Details

Semester availability

  • Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online
  • Semester 1: Study part-time Online
  • Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online
  • Semester 2: Study part-time Online

Course Structure

Year 1 - Semester 1

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCY1118 Security Foundations 15
SCY1117 Intelligence Foundations 15
SCY1130 Terrorism and International Security 15
SCY2212 Security Risk 15

Year 1 - Semester 2

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCY1103 Physical Security 15
SCY2107 Threat Detection Systems 15
SCY1108 Building Management Systems 15
CSI2102 Information Security 15

Year 2 - Semester 1

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCY3508 Radicalism and Political Extremism 15
SCY2108 Security Control Systems 15
Unit from Major x 2 30

Year 2 - Semester 2

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCY2120 Applied Intelligence 15
LAW2605 Security and the Law 15
Unit from Major x 2 30

Year 3 - Semester 1

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCY2109 Surveillance Systems 15
SCY3107 Intelligence Analysis 15
Unit from Major x 2 30

Year 3 - Semester 2

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCY3506 Counter Intelligence 15
SCY2112 Counterterrorism 15
Unit from Major x 2 30

Note: Students may complete a 6-unit Minor in Psychology, plus 2 Elective units in place of a Major. Selection of an alternative Major to those available requires the approval of the Course Coordinator.

Majors you can study in this course

  • Aviation
  • Biological Sciences
  • Criminology
  • Cyber Security
  • Law in Business
  • Management
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Professional Studies

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Assimilate a broad discipline of knowledge from many sources to various criminogenic and protective situations to overcome insecurity in society.
  • Construct purposeful communication in a variety of formats to achieve discipline outcomes in a professional context.
  • Demonstrate autonomy, accountability and judgement towards own learning and professional practice in supporting societal wellbeing.
  • Review reliable sources and resources to investigate how different cultural attitudes and values impact the fields of criminology, security and intelligence.
  • Think creatively to identify the needs of diverse stakeholders to generate innovative solutions to professional problems.
  • Use digital technologies to access, evaluate and communicate complex criminological and security information from multiple and diverse sources.
  • Use structured thinking processes in criminological or protective contexts to analyse, conceptualise and solve complex societal problems.
  • Work collaboratively to recognise the way in which beliefs and values of others influence the pursuit of societal wellbeing.

Career Opportunities

Graduates can access careers in national security, corporate security, defence, intelligence, government, policing and law enforcement, homeland security, justice, criminology, critical infrastructure protection, threat and risk assessment, security consultancy, corporate intelligence, counter-terrorism, and security analysis.

Possible future job titles

Security Analyst, Security Manager, Intelligence Analyst, Counter-Terrorism Consultant, Security Consultant, Security and Risk Manager, Intelligence Officer, Strategic Risk Analyst, Security Profiler, Intelligence Profiler.

Last updated May 2020

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