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Bachelor of Science (Cyber Security)

Course code Y89

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.

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Entry requirements

70 Indicative ATAR

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

Y89

Fees

Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $9,400

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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

Y89

CRICOS code

077146A

Fees

International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $30,800

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Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

See Course Details for further information.

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
SCI1125Professional Science Essentials15
CSP1150Programming Principles15
MAT1252Mathematics for Computing15
CSI1241Systems Analysis15
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CSG1105Applied Communications15
CSI1101Computer Security15
ENS1161Computer Fundamentals15
CSG1207Systems and Database Design15
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CSI2108Cryptographic Concepts15
CSI2104Introduction to Information Warfare15
CSP2101Scripting Languages15
CSI2102Information Security15
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CSI3207Network Security Fundamentals15
CSG2344Project Methods and Professionalism15
CSI2107Software Reverse Engineering15
CSG2305Computer Forensics15
Year 3 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CSI3208Ethical Hacking and Defence15
MAT3170Data Analysis and Visualisation15
CSG3309IT Security Management15
CSG3308Wireless Security15

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 Project30
Elective Unitx 230
STRUCTURE 2 - for students who ARE undertaking a Work Integrated Learning placement
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CSI3345 ^Work Experience Project60

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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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Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

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

Professional Recognition

Accredited by: Australian Computer Society (ACS)

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $9,400 *

* 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 $30,800 *

* 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

This course prepares students for careers in the field of cyber security, 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

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