• Total units 48 Units
  • Areas of interest Computer Science, Information Technology, Security Studies, Computer Systems
  • Major code CSEC-MAJ

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

COMP3703 Software Security

COMP3704 Network Security

CRIM2010 Cybercrime: An Introduction

6 units from completion of a course from the following list:

COMP2610 Information Theory

ENGN4213 Digital Systems and Microprocessors

MATH3301 Number Theory and Cryptography

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