• Total units 48 Units
  • Major code CSEC-MAJ
  • Academic career Undergraduate

The cyber security major provides principles, theories and practical skills required to analyse and manage current cyber security situations. Students will learn how to reverse-engineer a given system and to identify and test vulnerabilities. The addressed systems cover the complete range of architectures from individual controllers to the internet.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand the principles, practice and issues associated with the field of cyber security
  2. Apply a range of modelling, management, analytics and visualisation techniques to handle relevant defensive as well as offensive cyber security operations
  3. Reverse-engineer systems based on minimal outside information
  4. Communicate and present their knowledge of cyber security to diverse audiences
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This major requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:

42 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:
COMP2310 Systems Networks and Concurrency
COMP2700 Cyber Security Foundations
COMP3300 Operating Systems Implementation
COMP3310 Computer Networks
COMP3701 Defensive Cyber Security Operations
COMP3702 Offensive Cyber Security Operations
CRIM2010 Cybercrime: an introduction

6 units from completion of courses from the following:
COMP2610 Information Theory
COMP4330 Real-Time & Embedded Systems
ENGN3213 Digital Systems and Microprocessors
MATH3301 Number Theory and Cryptography


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