Major - Cyber Security

Western Sydney University Major Code: M3116.1

Related Courses

3506.10 Bachelor of Computer Science
3506.9 Bachelor of Computer Science
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

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 five units

300096 Computer Organisation
300103 Data Structures and Algorithms
301124 Ethical Hacking Principles and Practice
300128 Information Security
300143 Network Security

Choose one unit from the following

300698 Operating Systems Programming
300167 Systems Programming 1

Choose two units from the following

300095 Computer Networks and Internets
300130 Internet Programming
300958 Social Web Analytics
300165 Systems Administration Programming
300166 Systems and Network Management

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