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SIT735 - Communications Network Security

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:SCC735
EFTSL value:0.125
Assumed Knowledge:Computer networks
Unit chair:

Morshed Chowdhury





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour practical per week.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin. Students will have the opportunity to participate in online consultation sessions.


This unit aims to provide students with theoretical knowledge and practical training in communications network security. The unit explores concepts and issues pertaining to network security; examines methods and technologies for securing communications network systems; and network security standards. Threat models and vulnerabilities of communications networks as well as mechanisms to circumvent or defend against these attacks are discussed. Cryptographic protocols and practices for communications networks are explained.


Examination 60%, assignment 15%, mid-term test 15%, performance in seminar/ participation and performance in online discussion forum 10%

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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