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Students who commenced study in 2016 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

Commencement year

This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2016 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook.

Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Information Technology component of any bachelors double degrees.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Managing faculty

Faculty of Information Technology

Websites

Faculty of Information Technology

Location

Clayton

Computer networks and security focuses on the principles, practice and management of computer networks and security technologies used within an organisation for their information needs. You will learn how to: design and develop computer networks and monitor their performance; incorporate security measures to protect corporate information systems and their access through the Internet; and develop secure applications systems. It will prepare you for careers in technical positions responsible for building, managing and maintaining secure IT infrastructure.

Availability

Computer networks and security is listed in the Bachelor of Information Technology at Clayton as a minor, major or extended major.

Outcomes

In addition to achieving the broad outcomes of their course, students successfully completing this major will be able to:

  • design, implement and maintain secure computer systems and networks.

Units

Minor requirements (24 points)

No more than 12 points at level 1 may be credited to the minor.

Students complete:

(a.) The following two units (12 points):

  • FIT1045 Introduction to algorithms and programming* or FIT1048 Foundations of C++ or FIT1051 Programming foundations**
  • FIT1047 Introduction to computer systems, networks and security

*Students who have credited this unit to another major or minor, or have taken an introductory programming unit as part of a course other than the BInfoTech should replace it with a remaining elective unit listed under the minor.

(b.) Two of the following units (12 points):

Major requirements (48 points)

No more than 12 points at level 1 may be credited to the major and at least 18 points must be at level 3.

Students complete:

  • FIT1045 Introduction to algorithms and programming* or or FIT1048 Foundations of C++ or FIT1051 Programming foundations**
  • FIT1047 Introduction to computer systems, networks and security
  • FIT2093 Introduction to cyber security
  • FIT2100 Operating systems
  • FIT3031 Information and network security
  • FIT3165 Computer networks
  • FIT3173 Software security
  • FIT2081 Mobile application development or FIT3142 Distributed computing

Extended major requirements (72 points)

No more than 24 points at level 1 may be credited to the extended major and at least 24 points must be at level 3.

Students complete:

(a.) The requirements of the major in Computer networks and security (48 points)

(b.) Four units (24 points) from those below not already completed:

  • ECE3xxx Information and networks
  • FIT3159 Computer architecture
  • FIT3168 IT forensics
  • the remaining unit from FIT2081 Mobile application development or FIT3142 Distributed computing

* This unit has a prerequisite of any Year 12 Mathematics study or MTH1010 or equivalent.

** Students who have credited this unit to another major or minor, or have taken an introductory programming unit as part of a course other than the Bachelor of Information Technology should replace it with a remaining elective unit listed under the minor.

Relevant courses

Bachelors

Single degrees

Successful completion of the minor, major or extended major can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following single degree:*

  • C2000 Bachelor of Information Technology

Students in this course can complete the minor or the extended major by using 24 points of their free electives or, where relevant, prescribed FIT electives.*

Students in other single bachelor's degrees may be eligible to complete the minor or major by using 24 or 48 points of their free electives.

* Students cannot complete both the minor and a major or extended major in the same area of study.

Double degrees

Successful completion of the minor or major can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the Bachelor of Information Technology component in the following double degrees:*

  • B2017 Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Information Technology
  • B2018 Bachelor of Business Specialist and Bachelor of Information Technology
  • B2025 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Information Technology
  • B2015 Bachelor of Commerce Specialist and Bachelor of Information Technology
  • F2005 Bachelor of Design and Bachelor of Information Technology
  • D3009 Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Information Technology**
  • F2006 Bachelor of Fine Art and Bachelor of Information Technology
  • C2002 Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Arts
  • C2003 Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Science

* Depending on units completed it may be possible for students to complete a minor and a major by using, where relevant, prescribed FIT electives. Students cannot complete both a minor and a major in the same area of study. An extended major cannot be completed in the Bachelor of Information Technology component in a double degree.

** Students studying the secondary education specialisation in this double degree cannot complete a minor.