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Bachelor of Information Technology (I.T. Security)

Course summary for international students

Award granted Bachelor of Information Technology (I.T. Security)
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Cloud (online)Yes
Length3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)

Indicative annual fee 2014$23,030* AUD
CRICOS course code055288B
IELTS Requirement

Overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0 (or equivalent). More information is available at www.ielts.org

Deakin course code S334
VTAC Codes
Faculty contactsDeakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Online enquiry

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.

 

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

 

Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

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Professional recognition

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

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Career opportunities

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

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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  

SIT192 Discrete Mathematics  

SIT010 Safety Induction Program  *

Plus one elective unit

 

Trimester 2

SIT103 Introduction to Database Design  

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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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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Entry requirements - general

General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table (194kb).
Some courses may have additional entry requirements.
Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.

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Credit for prior learning - general

If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit for prior learning. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit for prior learning.
Your credit for prior learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

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How to apply

Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.

  • If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
  • If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact deakin-int-admissions@deakin.edu.au
 

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