Course Information

Bachelor of Science (Cyber Security)

Effective from 01-JAN-2019 : Code Y89

This course 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 achieve 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.

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, equivalent to one semester of full-time study.

Duty of care

Students, the WIL host organisation and the school's WIL Coordinator must complete a WIL documentation pack (which includes all required OSH and Risk Assessment documents) before the placement can commence.

Attendance requirements

Students are required to complete a placement which is equivalent to one semester of full-time study. Whilst attendance is negotiated with the WIL host organisation, typically students will be expected to attend 5 days a week for 12 - 13 weeks.

Prerequisites

Students are required to have successfully completed any pre-requisite units, and must have a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 65 per cent or higher across their course, or have a WAM of 70 per cent or higher for the semester preceding their application.

Application process

Students are required to apply in writing to the Work Integrated Learning Coordinator (the student's Course Coordinator can advise who is the responsible staff member) upon successful completion of 240 credit points of study. Students should seek the advice of their Course Coordinator and the WIL Coordinator as to the appropriateness of pursuing the work placement option within their course structure, and also as to their eligibility to be considered.

Enrolment process

Successful applicants for the work placement must enroll in and complete the requirements for the unit CSI3345 Work Experience Project (in place of CSG3303, CSG3305 and two elective units). Students require written permission from the Work Integrated Learning Coordinator to enroll in CSI3345. Students are also advised not to enroll in any additional units whilst undertaking their Work Integrated Learning placement.

Implications of failing

Failure to successfully complete CSI3345 Work Experience Project will necessitate completing CSG3303, CSG3305 and 2 elective units instead, which could add one or more semesters to a student's course duration.

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

This course has been Accredited by: Australian Computer Society (ACS).

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 Ahmed IBRAHIM

Course Structure

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCI1125 *Professional Science Essentials15
CSP1150Programming Principles15
ENS1161Computer Fundamentals15
CSI1241Systems Analysis15
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CSG1105Applied Communications15
CSI1101Computer Security15
CSG1102Operating Systems15
CSG1207Systems and Database Design15
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CSI2108Cryptographic Concepts15
CSI2104Introduction to Information Warfare15
CSP2308UNIX and C15
CSI2102Information Security15
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CSI3208Ethical Hacking and Defence15
CSG2344 *Project Methods and Professionalism15
CSI2107Software Reverse Engineering15
CSG2305Computer Forensics15
Year 3 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CSI3207Network Security Fundamentals15
CSP3343Programming Secure Software Systems15
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
CSG3303 ^ *Applied IT Project15
CSG3305 ^Applied IT Project 215
Elective Unitx230
STRUCTURE 2 - for students who ARE undertaking a Work Integrated Learning placement
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CSI3345 ^Work Experience Project60

^ Core Option
* 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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Course Information

Bachelor of Science (Cyber Security)

Effective from 01-JUL-2019 : Code Y89

This course 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 and wireless device security. Students will achieve 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.

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, equivalent to one semester of full-time study.

Duty of care

Students, the WIL host organisation and the school's WIL Coordinator must complete a WIL documentation pack (which includes all required OSH and Risk Assessment documents) before the placement can commence.

Attendance requirements

Students are required to complete a placement which is equivalent to one semester of full-time study. Whilst attendance is negotiated with the WIL host organisation, typically students will be expected to attend 5 days a week for 12 - 13 weeks.

Prerequisites

Students are required to have successfully completed any pre-requisite units, and must have a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 65 per cent or higher across their course, or have a WAM of 70 per cent or higher for the semester preceding their application.

Application process

Students should consult their discipline's WIL 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. 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 the Work Experience Project unit.

Implications of failing

Failure to successfully complete CSI3345 Work Experience Project will necessitate completing CSG3101 and 30 credit points of electives, which could add one or more semesters to a student's course duration.

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

This course has been Accredited by: Australian Computer Society (ACS).

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 Ahmed IBRAHIM

Course Structure

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCI1125 *Professional 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
CSG2344 *Project 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

^ Core Option
* 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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