Bachelor of Science (Cyber Security)

General

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Program Description

Focuses on the practical and theoretical dimensions of IT security across a range of fundamental areas, such as network security and vulnerability assessment, information security, digital forensics, wireless device security and database security.

Students will gain a solid grounding in conventional computer and network security concepts and skills. In addition, the course is designed to meet the changing landscape of secure computing, which involves not only computers but also telecommunications networks and network-enabled devices such as smartphones and tablet devices.

Course Entry

Academic Admission requirements (Band 3)

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.

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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
SCI1125 Professional Science Essentials 15
CSP1150 Programming Principles 15
MAT1252 Mathematics for Computing 15
CSI1241 Systems Analysis 15

Year 1 - Semester 2

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CSG1105 Applied Communications 15
CSI1101 Computer Security 15
ENS1161 Computer Fundamentals 15
CSG1207 Systems and Database Design 15

Year 2 - Semester 1

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CSI2108 Cryptographic Concepts 15
CSI2104 Introduction to Information Warfare 15
CSP2101 Scripting Languages 15
CSI2102 Information Security 15

Year 2 - Semester 2

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CSI3207 Network Security Fundamentals 15
CSG2344 Project Methods and Professionalism 15
CSI2107 Software Reverse Engineering 15
CSG2305 Computer Forensics 15

Year 3 - Semester 1

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CSI3208 Ethical Hacking and Defence 15
MAT3170 Data Analysis and Visualisation 15
CSG3309 IT Security Management 15
CSG3308 Wireless Security 15

Year 3 - Semester 2

Structure 1 - for students who are not undertaking a Work Integrated Learning placement

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CSG3101 ^ Applied Project 30
Elective Unit x 2 30

Structure 2 - for students who are undertaking a Work Integrated Learning placement

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CSI3345 ^ Work Experience Project 60

^ Core Option

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Apply communication skills to demonstrate independence in the design and analysis of cybersecurity solutions and presenting documented results.
  • Apply comprehensive knowledge of concepts, principles and techniques in the cybersecurity discipline to both theoretical as well as practical situations.
  • Apply creative thinking to identify and solve cybersecurity challenges.
  • Demonstrate creativity and initiative to generate ideas for planning and implementing independent projects in the cybersecurity discipline.
  • Exercise critical thinking and judgement to investigate and solve problems relating to cybersecurity issues in digital systems and networks.
  • Incorporate awareness of cross-cultural issues and demonstrate cultural and indigenous competence in professional practice in the cybersecurity area.
  • Use digital technologies and cybersecurity software tools for assessing and evaluating cybersecurity information.
  • Work collaboratively in the application of knowledge and skills to identify issues and make decisions relevant to cybersecurity.

Career Opportunities

This course prepares students for careers in the field of cybersecurity, including areas such as network security, computer forensics, information warfare and wireless security.

Possible future job titles

Cyber Security Analyst, Cyber Security Officer, Technical IT Security Officer, Network Security Engineer, Digital Forensic Practitioner (Acquisition and Analysis), Information Security Auditor, Information Security Analyst, Security Consultant, Software Auditor, Systems Administrator (Security), Information Security Officer, Penetration Tester.

Last updated Oct 2020

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