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Bachelor of Science (Security)

Course code E72

This course develops a student's knowledge and skills in physical protection design and management.

The course emphasizes the diagnosis of security concerns through a risk approach. Then the development of the security strategy applying theories and principles of security before commissioning and ongoing management of the protection solution. It is supported by appropriate studies in technology, law and ethics.

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Entry requirements

70 Indicative ATAR

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

E72

Fees

Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $9,200

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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.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

E72

CRICOS code

030825K

Fees

International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $34,050

See Fees and Scholarships for further information.

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

Students are required to complete 16 Core units, an 8 unit major, or a 6-unit Minor (selected in consultation with the Course Coordinator) and 2 Elective units. For Students who are applying for the Work Integrated Learning placement option will undertake CSI3345 in Year 3 Semester 2 instead of SCY3506, MAN3612 and the 2 Electives, and students undertaking Work Integrated Learning will not be able to undertake a major, they will undertake the minor option.

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCY1118Security Foundations15
SCY2212Security Risk15
SCI1125Professional Science Essentials15
CSI2102Information Security15
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCY1103Physical Security15
SCY2107Threat Detection Systems15
SCP1134Foundations of Physics15
CSG1105Applied Communications15
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCY2108Security Control Systems15
SCP2343Intermediate Physics15
Unit from Major/Minor/Electivex 230
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCY1108Building Management Systems15
LAW2605Security and the Law15
Unit from Major/Minor/Electivex 230
Year 3 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MAN3612Project Management15
SCY2109Surveillance Systems15
Unit from Major/Minor/Electivex 230
Year 3 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCY3506Counter Intelligence15
CSI3207Network Security Fundamentals15
Unit from Major/Minor/Electivex 230

Students who ARE undertaking a Work Integrated Learning Placement

Year 3 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CSI3207Network Security Fundamentals15
SCY2109Surveillance Systems15
Unit from Major/Minor/Electivex 230
Year 3 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CSI3345Work 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.

Student handbook

Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Assimilate a broad discipline of scientific knowledge to various protection situations to overcome facility insecurity.
  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 the protection of assets.
  4. Review reliable sources and resources to investigate how different cultural attitudes and values impact the fields protective security.
  5. Think creatively to identify the needs of diverse stakeholders to generate innovative solutions to professional problems.
  6. Use technology to access, evaluate and communicate complex protective security solutions from multiple and diverse sources.
  7. Use structured scientific thinking processes to analyse, conceptualise and solve complex facilities security 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 $9,200 *

* 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 $34,050 *

* 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 will be well-equipped for a career in the broad domain of security. Suitable areas of employment include: corporate security, security engineering, government security, defence, intelligence, private sector security, strategic critical facilities, security consultancies, financial institutions security and major security organisations.

Possible future job titles

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

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