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Security Management Major


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

Students will undertake specialised study in how to counter the terrorist threat, think critically, and analyse and understand criminal motivation. Students will learn to use suitable technology to secure assets, protect critical and national infrastructure, and employ security management techniques to achieve desired security outcomes.





Mount Lawley

South West (Bunbury)



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Learning Outcomes

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


Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCY1118Security Foundations15
SCY1103Physical Security15
SCY1108Building Management Systems15
SCY2107Threat Detection Systems15
SCY2109Surveillance Systems15
SCY2108Security Control Systems15
SCY3506Counter Intelligence15
SCY3508Radicalism and Political Extremism15

Employment Opportunities

This major equips students to access careers in national security, corporate security, defence, government, policing and law enforcement, homeland security, critical infrastructure protection, threat and risk assessment, security consultancy, corporate intelligence, counter terrorism, and security analysis.

Possible future job titles

Security Manager, Critical Infrastructure Manager, Organisational Security Manager, Corporate Security Manager, Security Consultant, Security Systems Manager, Security Analyst, Security Auditor, Risk and Security Manager, Security and Risk Analyst

This Major can be studied in the following courses


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