Major - Cyber Security

Western Sydney University Major Code: M3102.1

Related Courses

3639.4 Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology
3684.2 Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology (Advanced)
6039.1 Diploma/Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : NO

From Autumn 2019, this major is replaced by M3116 Cyber Security. The Cyber Security major aims to develop graduates with sound skills in the discipline of information systems security. Today, the widespread use of networked systems means protecting these systems from various attacks is more important than ever. Cyber Security is an essential aspect of today’s information systems This major covers fundamental information security knowledge and security protocols from basic cryptography algorithms to their applications in computer systems and networked systems. Students will learn fundamental security concepts, practical implementation of the security application programs as well as ethical hacking techniques to protect cyber security.

Major Structure

Students must complete 80 credit points as follows.

Students must complete the following six units

300096 Computer Organisation
301124 Ethical Hacking Principles and Practice
300404 Formal Software Engineering
300128 Information Security
300143 Network Security
300167 Systems Programming 1

Choose two units from the following

300799 Advanced Theoretical Computer Science
300095 Computer Networks and Internets
300130 Internet Programming
300698 Operating Systems Programming
300958 Social Web Analytics
300165 Systems Administration Programming

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