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Undergraduate Certificate in Cyber Security

Course code W85New for Semester 2 2020

This course will focus on the practical and theoretical dimensions of cyber security across a range of fundamental areas, such as computer programming, networking and cyber security principles.

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Entry requirements

70 Indicative ATAR

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

W85

Fees

Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $4,800

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Duration

0.5 years full-time

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Availability & Campus

Semester 1 Semester 2
Joondalup
Mount Lawley
South West
Online FT
FT - Full-time PT - Part-time

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Early closing date 29-07-2020

This course has an early closing date for applications. To avoid disappointment, we recommend you apply by this date.

Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

W85

Fees

See Fees and Scholarships for further information.

Duration

0.5 years full-time

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

This course is not offered on-campus or online to international students.

See Course Details for further information.

Early closing date 29-07-2020

This course has an early closing date for applications. To avoid disappointment, we recommend you apply by this date.

Course Entry

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

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 2: Study full-time Online

Semester availability

This course is not offered on-campus or online to international students.

Course Structure

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CSP1150Programming Principles15
MAT1252Mathematics for Computing15
CSG1105Applied Communications15
CSI1101Computer Security15

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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. Communicate specialised cyber security discipline knowledge in one or more practical and/or theoretical situations.
  2. Exercise critical and creative thinking to investigate and solve problems relating to cyber security issues in digital systems and networks.
  3. Show personal responsibility, autonomy, and judgement in defined cyber security contexts that are subject to change.

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $4,800 *

* 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 actual 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 certificate covers four units from the Bachelor of Science (Cyber Security) course. Successful graduates can progress to the full degree which prepares students for careers in the field of cyber security, including areas such as network security, digital forensics, vulnerability assessment, security risk assessment, penetration testing, threat hunting, and incident response.

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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