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 and an understanding of the business, ethical and legal implications of risk management.
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|Bachelor of IT Security||Course information for:||Local Students||International Students|
|Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of IT Security||Course information for:||Local Students||International Students|
Why study at Deakin?
Secure your digital future
Gain practical and theoretical knowledge in this critical aspect of IT with an emphasis on understanding and assessing the need for IT security in the working environment; knowledge of the security solutions available; and the business, ethical and legal implications of risk management. With broad skills and specialist knowledge of IT security, you will be equipped with the skills to secure your digital future in this growing field.
Deakin's Bachelor of Information Technology (IT Security) will provide you with a thorough knowledge and understanding of general issues, concepts and practices in IT security. There is an emphasis on analysis, investigation, problem-solving, development and technical skills related to IT security in addition to hands-on experiential learning.
Interactive learning environments
Experiential learning and hands-on exposure to current and emerging technology is a key feature of Deakin's IT courses. You will also have access to top software in fully-equipped, specialised computer laboratories right from the beginning of your course.
Flexible study options
Deakin's Bachelor of Information Technology (IT Security) can be studied on or off campus, providing you with the flexibility to study anywhere, at anytime and to fit your studies around your lifestyle, work and other commitments.
We maintain strong industry links with leading organisations including IBM, Telstra, Microsoft, ANZ and Computershare to ensure our students have the opportunity to be involved in industry projects and work experience. You will address real-life IT security problems and have the opportunity provide solutions for problems posed for external organisations.
Over the last decade cyber issues have attracted enormous attention, both in terms of every day issues such as internet banking and internet 'scams' through to cyber-terrorism and cyber-warfare. If you're interested in tackling cyber-crime and cyber-security head-on, then Deakin's new Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Information Technology (IT Security) is a great place to start.
The Work-Integrated Learning Program gives you the opportunity to put theory into practice by completing an internship or paid industry-based learning placement while gaining credit towards your degree. Many students take up industry placements with leading information technology companies to gain experience in the workplace and generate contacts in the industry.
Further your skills
If you are interested in the field of IT security, you may wish to consider Deakin's Master of Networking and Security to strengthen, build and extend the principles required for successful IT careers in Australia and overseas. You will gain technical skills, practical experience and the opportunity to undertake a supervised research or industry project that provides you with the advanced project management skills required to tackle complex, industrially-focused problems head on.
The Bachelor of IT Security is professionally accredited with the Australian Computer Society (ACS). The course also assist students in completing the material required to become a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
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.
Global Science and Technology Program
The Global Science and Technology Program aims to recognise, reward and support high-achieving undergraduate students in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment who would like to conduct part of their studies overseas to help them develop new skills and a broader world view.
Scholarships in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment for IT students include the IGNITED Scholarship.