Bachelor of I.T. Security
Course summary for international students
|Year||2016 course information|
|Award granted||Bachelor of I.T. Security|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)|
|Length||3 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)
|Fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016||$26,000 AUD|
|CRICOS course code||083693A|
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||1400314203 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong), International full-fee paying place|
1400514203 - Burwood (Melbourne), International full-fee paying place
- Course overview
- Professional recognition
- Fees and charges
- Career opportunities
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - general
- Credit for prior learning - general
- How to apply
The modern digital society is central to the way we live, work, communicate and conduct business – it is vital that data and systems providing these services be safeguarded by ethical professionals with strong cyber security literacy and technical skills. Deakin’s Bachelor of IT Security will take you on an exploratory journey and provide you with a sound knowledge and understanding of concepts and practices applied in cyber security.
Our vision of cyber security extends the traditional view of information security which only encompasses three components — confidentiality, integrity and availability. We enable students to be capable of identifying, diagnosing, analyzing and handling the challenges of: computer crime and digital forensics, evaluating software for security vulnerabilities, designing secure databases, securing operating systems, assessing and reinforcing the security of websites, integrating security requirements into new developments, designing secure network architectures, performing risk assessments and responding to cyber security incidents. This degree focuses on technical elements and assures graduates with strong critical thinking and problem solving skills. Furthermore, this skill set is readily applicable to imminent threats and challenges in the context of the Internet of Things where interconnected vehicles, drones, smart home gadgets, mobile and wearable devices and health-kits prosper. Students are encouraged and fostered to develop a solution-based mindset around securing the interconnected globe of the future and seek a successful career path in cyber security.
Students will learn in an engaging and dedicated learning environment with access to Deakin’s cloud learning facilities including specialised software to enable practice of real world cyber-attack and response scenarios. Students will reflect on the need and the use of cyber security in a working environment, including knowledge of the security strategies and solutions available.
The significance of interpersonal skills will also be fostered for students to develop their team-work, written and oral communications skills and graduate as a qualified IT professional who is eminently employable.
An honours year is available for high-achieving students upon completion of this degree.
Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements
The Bachelor of IT Security is professionally accredited with the Australian Computer Society (ACS).
Fees and charges
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is considered a standard full time load for one year. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can add these together to calculate your study load each year. Depending on enrolment, you may be enrolled in more than or less than the one EFTSL each year.
Fee paying place - International (IFP)
A fee paying place is one for which the University does not receive any Government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.
The actual course fees charged by Deakin University, is based on the course and the study load (EFTSL) being undertaken. The study load (EFSTL) value of each unit offered in 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
The fees per course/unit/credit point may be otherwise subject to an annual increase due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
This indicative and annual course fees provided are a guide only. No representation is made that the information provided is current or accurate. Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on indicative course fees to calculate the total future cost of their course. Applicants can email firstname.lastname@example.org au for more information about 2016 fees.
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.
To complete the Bachelor of I.T. Security, students must attain 24 credit points. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point. So that means in order to gain 24 credit points, you’ll need to study 24 units (AKA ‘subjects’) over your entire degree. Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake two trimesters each year.
The course comprises a total of 24 credit points, which must include the following:
- 17 core units (which includes a compulsory internship unit)
- 7 elective units
- completion of SIT010 Safety Induction Program (0 credit-point compulsory unit)
- completion of STP010 Introduction to Work Placements (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
Level 1 -Trimester 1
|SIT101||Fundamentals of Information Technology|
|SIT105||Critical Thinking and Problem Solving for IT|
|SIT010||Safety Induction Program (0 credit points)|
Plus one elective unit
Level 1 - 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|
|STP010||Introduction to Work Placements (0 credit points)|
Plus two elective units
Level 2 - Trimester 2
|SIT284||IT Security Management|
Plus one elective unit
Level 3 - Trimester 1
|SIT306||IT Internship ^|
|SIT384||Corporate Computer and Network Security|
Level 3 - Trimester 2
Plus two elective units
^ offered in Trimester 1, trimester 2 and trimester 3
Select from a range of elective units offered across many courses. In some cases you may even be able to choose elective units from a completely different discipline area (subject to meeting unit requirements).
For information regarding hardware and software requirements, please refer to the School of Information Technology's website, www.deakin.edu.au/information-technology/students or telephone 03 9244 6699.
The Bachelor of IT Security is also available as a combined course with Criminology, please refer to D380 Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of IT Security.
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.
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.
How to apply
- Applicant Portal: Use our online application system to submit and track your application now OR
- Apply through a Deakin International office: Fill out an application form and submit it to a Deakin International office OR
- Apply through a Deakin representative: Take your application form to your preferred agent for assistance.
Tracking your application
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