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Bachelor of Information Technology (I.T. Security)

Course summary for current students

Award granted Bachelor of Information Technology (I.T. Security)
Duration3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code055288B
Deakin course codeS334

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.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

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.

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Equipment requirements

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, or by telephone 03 9244 6699.

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Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.


Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

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Course rules

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

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Course structure

Level 1

SIT010 Safety Induction Program  *

SIT101 Fundamentals of Information Technology  

SIT102 Introduction to Programming  

SIT192 Discrete Mathematics  

SIT103 Introduction to Database Design  

SIT104 Introduction to Web Development  

SIT182 Introduction to Computer Security  


Level 2


SIT201  Unit no longer available, replaced by MSC228 Information Systems Analysis and Design

SIT282 Computer Crime and Digital Forensics  

SIT202 Computer Networks  

SIT281 Cryptography  

SIT284 IT Security Management  


Level 3

SIT301 IT Practice  

SIT384 Corporate Computer and Network Security  

SIT392 Public-Key Cryptography  

SIT302 Project  

SIT382 System Security  


*Note: SIT010 is a 0 credit safety induction unit.



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