Bachelor of Information Technology (I.T. Security)
Course summary for current students
|Award granted||Bachelor of Information Technology (I.T. Security)|
|Duration||3 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|CRICOS course code||055288B|
|Deakin course code||S334|
Note: Offered to continuing students only.
Continuing students should contact their course advisor for further information.
Further course structure information can be found in the handbook archive.
Deakin's Bachelor of Information Technology (IT Security) will provide you with a sound knowledge and understanding of general issues, concepts and practices in IT, particularly in the area of IT security.
You will learn in a leading-edge study environment, and graduate as a qualified IT professional who is eminently employable. You will gain practical and theoretical knowledge in this critical aspect of IT with an emphasis on understanding and assessing the need for IT security in a working environment, knowledge of the security solutions available – what they are and how they work – and understanding the business, ethical and legal implications of risk management. There is also an emphasis on analysis, investigation, problem-solving, development and technical skills related to IT security.
You will also be encouraged to develop generic skills, enabling you to be an effective and efficient employee.
Students must have access to a suitable computer and a network connection. Information about the hardware and software requirements may be obtained from the School of Information Technology's website www.deakin.edu.au/sebe/it, or by telephone 03 9244 6699.
Fees and charges
All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students
Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. Please refer to the Pre 2016 Unit Fee Cost in the Unit Search.
2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students
Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:
|Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*||Domestic Fee Paying||International Fee Paying|
|Not applicable||Not applicable||Not applicable|
The rates shown are based on 1 Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL) or 8 credit points. If your study load for the year is less than or more than 1 EFTSL your fees will be adjusted accordingly. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can multiple the course price by the EFSTL value of all units you are enrolled in to determine the unit price.
* The Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) course rates shown are indicative course fees. CSP fees are indicative because they are calculated based on your unit selection. They should be used as a guide only. The 2016 CSP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms legislation is passed.
To be awarded a Bachelor of Information Technology (IT Security), a student must pass 24 credit points, which must include eight core IT units plus eight stream core units. The remaining four credit points may be selected from units offered by any area of the University.
Students should note that they must also comply with the following rules:
- level 1 - up to 10 credit points
- levels 2 and 3 - at least 14 credit points over both levels
|SIT010||Safety Induction Program *|
|SIT101||Fundamentals of Information Technology|
|SIT102||Introduction to Programming|
|SIT103||Database and Information Retrieval|
|SIT104||Introduction to Web Development|
|SIT182||Introduction to Computer Security|
|SIT201||Unit no longer available, replaced by MSC228 Information Systems Analysis and Design|
|SIT282||Computer Crime and Digital Forensics|
|SIT284||IT Security Management|
|SIT384||Corporate Computer and Network Security|
*Note: SIT010 is a 0 credit safety induction unit.