Unit Set Information

Cyber Security Major

Effective from 01-JAN-2017 : Code MAAAJB

This major provides a number of study streams, focusing on both the practical and theoretical dimensions of cyber security across a range of fundamental areas, including network security and vulnerability assessment, information security, digital forensics, cryptography and ethical hacking as well as advanced technical, policy, governance and managerial skills in this area.


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This Major can be studied in the following courses:

Mode of Delivery

On Campus at Joondalup

Learning Outcomes

Related Careers

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.

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.

Major Structure

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
CSI2102Information Security15
CSG2305Computer Forensics15
CSG2344 *Project Methods and Professionalism15
CSI3207Network Security Fundamentals15
CSG3309IT Security Management15
CSG3303 *Applied IT Project15

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

^ Core Option
* Students will be assessed to see if they have achieved the ECU minimum standard of English language proficiency in this unit. Students who don't meet the minimum standard will be provided with appropriate English language support and development.

Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.