Course

Bachelor of Cyber Security and Behaviour

Approved Abbreviation: BCyberSecBehav


Western Sydney University Course Code: 1837.1

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 094541D


Course Status: CONTINUING
This version of the course is available only to continuing or completing students.


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 policing, cyber intelligence, intelligence analytics and terror-informatics.

Western Sydney University Online students: Please refer to 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

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.

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

101184.3Psychology: Human Behaviour
102502.1Living, Learning and Working on the Web
300573.2Information Systems in Context
300580.3Programming Fundamentals

Spring session

101183.3Psychology: Behavioural Science

And three electives

Year 2

Autumn session

301107.1Analytics Programming
100013.3Experimental Design and Analysis
102503.1Cyber Crime and Cyber Safety

From 2019 students should take the following unit in place of 102503 Cyber Crime and Cyber Safety:

102700.1Cyber Crime and Social Engineering

And one elective

Spring session

300569.2Computer Security
102350.2Psychology and the Online World

And two electives

Year 3

Students study one of the following two pathways

Placement Pathway

Autumn session

102702.1Cyber Security and Behaviour Placement 1
102701.1Digital Investigations and Forensics

And one elective

Spring session

102703.1Cyber Security and Behaviour Placement 2
300958.2Social Web Analytics

And one elective

Research Pathway

Autumn session

102704.1Cyber Security and Behaviour Research Project
102701.1Digital Investigations and Forensics

And one elective

Spring session

102704.1Cyber Security and Behaviour Research Project
300958.2Social Web Analytics

And one elective

Recommended sequence - Parramatta campus

Full-time Mid-year Intake

Year 1

Spring session

101183.3Psychology: Behavioural Science
300580.3Programming Fundamentals

And two electives

Autumn session

101184.3Psychology: Human Behaviour
102502.1Living, Learning and Working on the Web
300573.2Information Systems in Context

And one elective

Year 2

Spring session

300569.2Computer Security
102350.2Psychology and the Online World

And two electives

Autumn session

301107.1Analytics Programming
100013.3Experimental Design and Analysis
102503.1Cyber Crime and Cyber Safety

And one elective

Year 3

Students study one of the following pathways

Placement Pathway

Spring session

102703.1Cyber Security and Behaviour Placement 2
300958.2Social Web Analytics

And one elective

Autumn session

102702.1Cyber Security and Behaviour Placement 1
102701.1Digital Investigations and Forensics

And one elective

Research Pathway

Spring session

102704.1Cyber Security and Behaviour Research Project
300958.2Social Web Analytics

And one elective

Autumn session

102704.1Cyber Security and Behaviour Research Project
102701.1Digital Investigations and Forensics

And one elective

Recommended Sequence - Western Sydney University Online

Full-time

Year 1

Trimester 1

101184.3Psychology: Human Behaviour
102502.1Living, Learning and Working on the Web
300573.2Information Systems in Context

Trimester 2

300580.3Programming Fundamentals
101183.3Psychology: Behavioural Science

And one elective

Trimester 3

301107.1Analytics Programming

And two electives

Year 2

Trimester 4

100013.3Experimental Design and Analysis
102503.1Cyber Crime and Cyber Safety

And one elective

Trimester 5

300569.2Computer Security
102350.2Psychology and the Online World

And one elective

Students will undertake either a Placement or Research Pathway

Placement Pathway

Trimester 6

102702.1Cyber Security and Behaviour Placement 1
102701.1Digital Investigations and Forensics

Year 3

Trimester 7

102703.1Cyber Security and Behaviour Placement 2
300958.2Social Web Analytics

Trimester 8

Three electives

Research Pathway

Trimester 6

102704.1Cyber Security and Behaviour Research Project
102701.1Digital Investigations and Forensics

Year 3

Trimester 7

102704.1Cyber Security and Behaviour Research Project
300958.2Social Web Analytics

Trimester 8

Three electives

Recommended Sequence - Western Sydney University Online

Part-time

Year 1

Trimester 1

101184.3Psychology: Human Behaviour
102502.1Living, Learning and Working on the Web

Trimester 2

300573.2Information Systems in Context
300580.3Programming Fundamentals

Trimester 3

101183.3Psychology: Behavioural Science

And one elective

Year 2

Trimester 4

Two electives

Trimester 5

301107.1Analytics Programming
100013.3Experimental Design and Analysis

Trimester 6

102503.1Cyber Crime and Cyber Safety

And one elective

Year 3

Trimester 7

300569.2Computer Security
102350.2Psychology and the Online World

Trimester 8

Two electives

Students will undertake either a Placement or Research Pathway

Placement Pathway

Trimester 9

102702.1Cyber Security and Behaviour Placement 1
102701.1Digital Investigations and Forensics

Year 4

Trimester 10

102703.1Cyber Security and Behaviour Placement 2

And one elective

Trimester 11

300958.2Social Web Analytics

And one elective

Research Pathway

Trimester 9

102704.1Cyber Security and Behaviour Research Project
102701.1Digital Investigations and Forensics

Year 4

Trimester 10

102704.1Cyber Security and Behaviour Research Project

And one elective

Trimester 11

300958.2Social Web Analytics

And one elective

Major and Sub-major elective spaces

Elective units may be used toward obtaining an additional approved major (80 credit points) or sub-major (40 credit points).

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