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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)
Campus
Cloud (online)No
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 IT Security will provide you with a sound knowledge and understanding of general issues, concepts and practices in IT security and in the relevant fields.

 

You will learn in an active and dedicated 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 strategies and solutions available – what they are and how they work – and understanding the business, ethical, social and legal implications of risk management. There is also an emphasis on identification analysis, investigation, problem-solving, development and technical skills related to system vulnerabilities and weakness against social engineering. You will also be encouraged to develop generic skills, enabling you to be a competent employee.

 

An honours year is available for high-achieving students upon completion of this degree.

 

Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Information Technology (IT Security) is professionally accredited with the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Career opportunities

Career options include work as a security analyst, project manager, security system manager, cryptographer, business analyst, consultant, security system developer or programmer, information security auditor, law enforcement personnel or IT security engineer.

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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 www.deakin.edu.au/sebe/it, or by telephone 03 9244 6699.

Combined courses

The Bachelor of Information Technology (IT Security) is also available as a combined course with Criminology, please refer to D380 Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Information Technology (IT Security).

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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

The course comprises a total of 24 credit points, which must include the following:

  • 16 core units
  • 8 elective units
  • Completion of SIT010 Safety Induction Program (0 credit-point compulsory unit)
  • level 1 - maximum of 10 credit points
  • levels 2 and 3 - minimum of 14 credit points over both levels
  • level 3 - minimum of 6 credit points of which at least 4 must be SIT Course Grouped units

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Course structure

Level 1

Trimester 1

SIT101 Fundamentals of Information Technology  

SIT105 Critical Thinking and Problem Solving for IT  

SIT192 Discrete Mathematics  

SIT010 Safety Induction Program  *

Plus one elective unit

 

Trimester 2

SIT103 Database and Information Retrieval  

SIT104 Introduction to Web Development  

SIT182 Introduction to Computer Security  

Plus one elective unit

 

Level 2

Trimester 1

SIT223 Information Technology Professional Skills  

SIT282 Computer Crime and Digital Forensics  

Plus two elective units

 

Trimester 2

SIT202 Computer Networks  

SIT281 Cryptography  

SIT284 IT Security Management  

Plus one elective unit

 

Level 3

Trimester 1

SIT374 Project Management  

SIT384 Corporate Computer and Network Security  

SIT392 Public-Key Cryptography  

Plus one elective unit

 

Trimester 2

SIT302 Project  

SIT382 System Security  

Plus two elective units

 

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

 

Highly recommended elective unit:

 

SIT190 Introductory Mathematical Methods  


 

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