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Cyber Security Major


Focuses on practical and theoretical aspects of cyber security across a range of topics, including network security and vulnerability assessment, information security policy and governance, digital forensics, wireless security, ethical hacking.





Mount Lawley

South West (Bunbury)



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Learning Outcomes

  1. Analyse complex cyber security scenarios and incidents to design appropriate strategies to reduce, mitigate or respond to risk.
  2. Apply broad knowledge of concepts, principles and techniques in the discipline of cyber security, including network security and risk management.
  3. Apply discipline knowledge, problem solving and creative thinking skills when undertaking cyber security engagements.
  4. Communicate cyber security concepts and implications clearly and coherently to technical and non-technical audiences.
  5. Demonstrate an appreciation of the conventions and requirements for external collaboration when undertaking cyber security tasks.
  6. Demonstrate autonomous and ongoing learning to ensure continued relevance of capabilities, knowledge and awareness of emerging cyber security developments.
  7. Demonstrate technological literacy by finding, evaluating and using relevant tools and information from a range of sources.
  8. Integrate concepts of diversity and a global outlook when undertaking cyber security engagements.


Students enrolled in either U65 or U67 courses take the following structure
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CSI2102Information Security15
CSG2305Computer Forensics15
CSI2108Cryptographic Concepts15
CSI3207Network Security Fundamentals15
CSI3208Ethical Hacking and Defence15
CSP3343Programming Secure Software Systems15
Elective Unitx 230
Students enrolled in the Y14 course take the following structure
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CSG1105Applied Communications15
CSI1101 ^Computer Security15
CSI2108Cryptographic Concepts15
CSG2305Computer Forensics15
CSG2344Project Methods and Professionalism15
CSI3207Network Security Fundamentals15
CSG3309IT Security Management15
CSI3208Ethical Hacking and Defence15

* For students with CSI1101 in their existing course structure, they will study CSI2104 in its place.

^ Core Option

Employment Opportunities

Careers opportunities exist in in the field of cyber security, including areas such as network security engineer, computer forensics analyst, information warfare analyst, cryptography, information security officer and information security analyst.

Possible future job titles

Cyber Security Analyst, Network Security Manager, Digital Forensics Investigator, Computer Security Manager, Information Security Manager, Computer Security Auditor, Computer Incident Investigator, Cyber Security Manager, Cyber Security Auditor, Cyber Incident Investigator.

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