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Bachelor of Cyber Security and Behaviour

Approved Abbreviation: BCyberSecBehav


Western Sydney University Course Code: 1837.3

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 094541D


Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing students.


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year for this course is Spring 2021 or later.

For Commencement Year 2019 to Autumn 2021 - please refer to 1837.2 Bachelor of Cyber Security and Behaviour

For Commencement Year 2017 to 2018 - please refer to 1837.1 Bachelor of Cyber Security and Behaviour

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

This course meets the pressing need for the application of psychological theory and research to understand cyber security issues in the context of decision-making, human errors, social influence, organisational cultures and vulnerable populations. As cyber threats become more sophisticated and damaging across all types of organisations, cyber security has become one of the nation’s top priorities. Students will gain a solid grounding in conventional computer and network security concepts and skills. This course leads to a range of rewarding career options for graduates. Examples include cyber safety officer, data security, security analyst, risk analytics, cyber investigations, cyber intelligence, intelligence analytics and forensics.

Western Sydney University Online students:

Please refer to the Western Sydney University Online website for Course Advice.

https://online.westernsydney.edu.au/

Study Mode
Three years full-time or six years part-time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Dr Abubakar Belloa.bello@westernsydney.edu.au
Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadFull TimeInternal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadPart TimeInternal See above
WSU OnlineFull TimeOnline See above
WSU OnlinePart TimeOnline See above

Admission

Prospective online students apply for admission to this course directly through WSU Online. A student’s eligibility will be assessed according to the existing admission criteria.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

International applicants must apply directly to the Western Sydney University via the International Office.

International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Work Integrated Learning

Western Sydney University seeks to enhance student learning experiences by enabling students to engage in the culture, expectations and practices of their profession or discipline. This course includes a placement or other community-based unpaid practical experience.

There is an optional work component available in this course. Please contact the Course Advisor listed above for information.

International students should be aware that if an elective is a requirement of the course but the work itself was not registered with CRICOS, students can still complete these electives but it would be counted towards the work limitation. For more details, refer to the 'Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students' website.

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points including the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Recommended Sequence - Parramatta Campus

Full-time Start-year Intake

Year 1

Autumn session

102706Applied Psychology
102502Living, Learning and Working on the Web
300573Information Systems in Context
300580Programming Fundamentals

Spring session

300565Computer Networking
102716Usable Design
102700Cyber Crime and Social Engineering

And one elective

Year 2

Autumn session

301107Analytics Programming
100013Experimental Design and Analysis
300582Technologies for Web Applications
102757Usable Security

Spring session

300569Computer Security
102350Psychology and the Online World

And two electives

Year 3

Students will undertake either a Placement or Research Pathway

Placement Pathway

Autumn session

102702Cyber Security and Behaviour Placement 1
102701Digital Investigations and Forensics
301124Ethical Hacking Principles and Practice

Spring session

102703Cyber Security and Behaviour Placement 2

And two electives

Research Pathway

Autumn session

102704Cyber Security and Behaviour Research Project
102701Digital Investigations and Forensics
301124Ethical Hacking Principles and Practice

Spring session

102704Cyber Security and Behaviour Research Project

And two electives

Recommended Sequence - Parramatta Campus

Full-time Mid-year Intake

Year 1

Spring session

300565Computer Networking
102716Usable Design
300580Programming Fundamentals

And one elective

Autumn session

102706Applied Psychology
102502Living, Learning and Working on the Web
300573Information Systems in Context

And one elective

Year 2

Spring session

300569Computer Security
102350Psychology and the Online World
102700Cyber Crime and Social Engineering

And one elective

Autumn session

301107Analytics Programming
100013Experimental Design and Analysis
300582Technologies for Web Applications
102757Usable Security

Year 3

Students will undertake either a Placement or Research Pathway

Placement Pathway

Spring session

102702Cyber Security and Behaviour Placement 1

And two electives

Autumn session

102703Cyber Security and Behaviour Placement 2
102701Digital Investigations and Forensics
301124Ethical Hacking Principles and Practice

Research Pathway

Spring session

102704Cyber Security and Behaviour Research Project

And two electives

Autumn session

102704Cyber Security and Behaviour Research Project
102701Digital Investigations and Forensics
301124Ethical Hacking Principles and Practice

Recommended Sequence - Western Sydney University Online

Full-time

Year 1

Trimester 1

102706Applied Psychology
102502Living, Learning and Working on the Web
300573Information Systems in Context

Trimester 2

300580Programming Fundamentals
300565Computer Networking
102716Usable Design

Trimester 3

102700Cyber Crime and Social Engineering
301107Analytics Programming

And one elective

Year 2

Trimester 4

100013Experimental Design and Analysis
300582Technologies for Web Applications
102757Usable Security

Trimester 5

300569Computer Security
102350Psychology and the Online World

And one elective

Students will undertake either a Placement or Research Pathway

Placement Pathway

Trimester 6

102702Cyber Security and Behaviour Placement 1

And one elective

Year 3

Trimester 7

102701Digital Investigations and Forensics
102703Cyber Security and Behaviour Placement 2

Trimester 8

301124Ethical Hacking Principles and Practice

And two electives

Research Pathway

Trimester 6

102704Cyber Security and Behaviour Research Project

And one elective

Year 3

Trimester 7

102701Digital Investigations and Forensics
102704Cyber Security and Behaviour Research Project

Trimester 8

301124Ethical Hacking Principles and Practice

And two electives

Part-time

Year 1

Trimester 1

102706Applied Psychology
102502Living, Learning and Working on the Web

Trimester 2

300573Information Systems in Context
300580Programming Fundamentals

Trimester 3

300565Computer Networking
102716Usable Design

Year 2

Trimester 4

102700Cyber Crime and Social Engineering

And one elective

Trimester 5

301107Analytics Programming
100013Experimental Design and Analysis

Trimester 6

300582Technologies for Web Applications
102757Usable Security

Year 3

Trimester 7

300569Computer Security
102350Psychology and the Online World

Trimester 8

And two electives

Students will undertake either a Placement or Research Pathway

Placement Pathway

Trimester 9

102702Cyber Security and Behaviour Placement 1
102701Digital Investigations and Forensics

Year 4

Trimester 10

102703Cyber Security and Behaviour Placement 2
301124Ethical Hacking Principles and Practice

Trimester 11

Two electives

Research Pathway

Trimester 9

102704Cyber Security and Behaviour Research Project
102701Digital Investigations and Forensics

Year 4

Trimester 10

102704Cyber Security and Behaviour Research Project
301124Ethical Hacking Principles and Practice

Trimester 11

Two electives

Sub-major Elective Spaces

Elective units may be used toward obtaining an additional approved sub-major (40 credit points).

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