SIT218 - Secure Coding


2022 unit information

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

SIT102 and SIT192

Corequisite: SIT232
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the trimester undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 3 hour active class per week.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Online independent and collaborative learning including optional scheduled activities as detailed in the unit site.


Security by design in the software development life cycle is essential for fool proofing contemporary software systems and platforms against the evolving cyber threats. This unit comprises the principles of security for software development. Topics covered include the Continuous Delivery (CD) model for secure software development, adoption of cutting-edge software security tools for data validation, code bug detection, web application vulnerability assessment, secure database design and cloud/API security. 

Hurdle requirement

To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must meet certain milestones as part of the portfolio, and must achieve a passing grade in the examination.

Unit Fee Information

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