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Unit details

SIT182 - Introduction to Computer Security

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Morshed Chowdhury





Incompatible with: SIT351
Contact hours:

2 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour practical per week


This cornerstone unit of the information technology security course introduces students to the threats and risks in managing communication networks and provides them with a broad overview of the security technologies available to manage these threats. Organizational security is high-lighted with special attention to social engineering, ethics, policies, procedures and legislation. Case studies will be an important means of developing the understanding of the unit content.


Mid-term test 20%, final examination 60%, two assignments (10% each) 20%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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