Course Information

Bachelor of Science (Security)

Effective from 01-JAN-2019 : Code E72

This course is designed to develop knowledge and skills in Security Science, with an emphasis in security management, risk management and security technologies. The course considers security risk and the function and management of security techniques in the protection of people, information and assets, supported by appropriate studies in the principles of technology.

Disclaimer

This course information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

Work Experience Option

Students have the opportunity to seek a Work Integrated Learning placement with an industry partner.

Attendance requirements

Students are required to complete a placement which is equivalent to one semester of full-time study.

Prerequisites

Students are required to have successfully completed any pre-requisite units, and have completed at least two thirds of the requirements towards the course. Students are also required to have a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 65 per cent or higher across the course, or have a WAM of 70 per cent or higher for the two semesters preceding their application.

Application process

Students should consult the Course Coordinator at the commencement of their second year regarding the Work Integrated Learning processes, timelines and requirements, and to discuss the appropriateness of pursuing the Work Integrated Learning option within their course structure, as well as their eligibility to be considered. Students who meet the prerequisites are to apply in writing to the Course Coordinator no later than the end of their second year of study. Selection will be based on academic performance, the application and a formal interview process. The interview process typically involves an ECU staff member initially, and the industry host before the placement is finalised.

Enrolment process

Approved applicants for Work Integrated Learning must enrol in and complete the requirements for the Work Experience Project unit. This unit represents a full semester study load. Students are advised not to enrol in any additional units while undertaking this unit.

Implications of failing

Failure to successfully complete the Work Experience Project unit could necessitate completing an additional four units. This could add one or two extra semesters to the course duration.

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.

Admission requirements

Admission requirement (Band 3)

All applicants must meet the academic admission requirements for this course. The indicative or guaranteed ATAR is as published (where applicable) or academic admission requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

  • AQF Cert IV;
  • Successfully completed 0.25 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;
  • University Preparation Course;
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course;
  • Aboriginal Student Intake Test; or
  • Experience Based Entry Scheme.

English Language requirement (Band 3)

English competency requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

  • Year 12 English ATAR/English Literature ATAR grade C or better or equivalent;
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;
  • IELTS Overall band minimum score of 6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0);
  • Successfully completed 1.0 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher in the UK, Ireland, USA, NZ or Canada;
  • University Preparation Course;
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course;
  • Aboriginal Student Intake Test;
  • AQF Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree;
  • Successfully completed 0.375 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent); or
  • Other tests, courses or programs defined on the English Proficiency Bands page.

Course Duration

  • Full Time: 3 Years
  • Part Time: 6 Years

Course Delivery

Joondalup Mount Lawley South West (Bunbury) Online
Full Time, Part Time Full Time, Part Time

Course Co-ordinator

Dr Michael Patrick COOLE

Course Structure

Students are required to complete 16 Core units, 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.

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCY1118Security Foundations15
SCY1108Building Management Systems15
SCI1125 *Professional 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 Minor/Electivex 230
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCY2212Security Risk15
LAW2605Security and the Law15
Unit from Minor/Electivex 230
Year 3 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CSI3207Network Security Fundamentals15
SCY2109Surveillance Systems15
Unit from Minor/Electivex 230
Year 3 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCY3506Counter Intelligence15
MAN3612Project Management15
Unit from 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 Minor/Electivex 230
Year 3 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CSI3345Work Experience Project60

* 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.

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