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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.

Undergraduate

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

Cybersecurity is about protecting private and public networks including infrastructure, sensitive information and communications. It is also an essential part of the strategic defence to protect business, citizens and national interests in Cyberspace. This minor will provide technical depth for students in Information Technology, Computer Science or Software Engineering who want to have a career in this important and expanding sub-field. It will also provide a strong foundation in cybersecurity for students from other disciplines who see themselves working in enterprises and government bodies for whom cybersecurity is a critical organisational issue.

Availability

Cybersecurity is listed in the Bachelor of Information Technology at Clayton as a minor.

Units

Minor requirements (24 points)

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

Students complete:

(a.) The following three units (18 points):

  • FIT1045 Introduction to algorithms and programming* or FIT1048 Foundations of C++ or FIT1051 Programming foundations**
  • FIT1047 Introduction to computer systems, networks and security
  • FIT2093 Introduction to cybersecurity

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

* Students who have credited one of these units 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. This unit requires a Year 12 Mathematics or MTH1010 or equivalent.

(b.) One of the following units:

Relevant courses

Bachelors

Single degrees

Successful completion of the minor 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 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 by using 24 points of their free electives.

Double degrees

Successful completion of the minor 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.

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