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Bachelor of Counter Terrorism Security and Intelligence

Course code Y14

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 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.

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Entry requirements

70 Indicative ATAR

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

Y14

Fees

Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $8,500

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Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

Y14

CRICOS code

071524F

Fees

International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $34,900

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Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

See Course Details for further information.

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 1: Study part-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 2: Study part-time at Joondalup or Online

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
SCY1118Security Foundations15
SCY1117Intelligence Foundations15
SCY1130Terrorism and International Security15
SCY1108Building Management Systems15
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCY1103Physical Security15
SCY2107Threat Detection Systems15
SCY2212Security Risk15
CSI2102Information Security15
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCY2112Counterterrorism15
SCY2108Security Control Systems15
Unit from Majorx 230
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCY2120Applied Intelligence15
LAW2605Security and the Law15
Unit from Majorx 230
Year 3 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCY2109Surveillance Systems15
SCY3107Intelligence Analysis15
Unit from Majorx 230
Year 3 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCY3506Counter Intelligence15
SCY3508Radicalism and Political Extremism15
Unit from Majorx 230

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.

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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

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Majors you can study in this course

Course notes

Important course notes

Course 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.

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $8,500 *

* Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

AUD $34,900 *

* International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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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

Courses you can consider if you are interested in progressing further in this area.

Student
stories

  • "The lecturers at ECU are lifelong professionals who have extensive experience in the subjects they are teaching"
    Samuel Bettison
    Samuel BettisonECU Counter Terrorism Security and Intelligence student

    I had heard about ECU's great reputation for offering industry recognised courses and job-ready graduates, and this was a key factor in my decision to undertake study here.

    During my study I've found that the lecturers at ECU are lifelong professionals who have extensive experience in the subjects they are teaching, rather than just an academic background. This makes the lectures very interesting, as we get to learn about real world issues and solutions.

    The facilities at ECU are very impressive. They have the latest high-end technology, and all of it is accessible to students, which prepares you for the real world. There also are many opportunities for developing important contacts within the industry. I got the opportunity to represent the university at two major industry conferences. This allowed me to develop critical networks in Federal and State law enforcement, as well as private industry.

  • "I consciously chose ECU because its offering was unique"
    Claudia MullerCounter Terrorism Security and Intelligence graduate

    I've always been interested in Intelligence and was delighted when I found the ECU Bachelor of Counter Terrorism Security and Intelligence. I consciously chose ECU because its offering was unique in that it was the only one for which all units were niche and specific to this area of study. I honestly believe that the lecturers for the Bachelor of Counterterrorism, Security and Intelligence are world-class. They have each had successful careers in intelligence and/or security, and are truly passionate about their subject areas.

    During the final year of my course, I undertook a work placement at Western Power as part of their Security team. I had many opportunities to assist unique projects and present written and audio/visual work to a variety of audiences. I also completed a formal presentation on global and national threat contexts facing the industry. I am really glad I undertook this degree at ECU.

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