SIT379 - Ethical Hacking


2023 unit information

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

SIT102, SIT202 and SIT182



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Study commitment

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

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 1 hour online class per week, 1 x 2 hour workshop per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

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


This unit introduces ethical hacking and penetration testing techniques to students. Students will be able to solve problems in ethical hacking. That is, students will perform cyber attacks to machines and applications with certain security vulnerabilities. Students will also have opportunity to participate in security challenges and competitions at the national and international levels. Students will be assessed on the basis of their technical capabilities in ethical hacking, their communication skills in speaking and writing, their team-working skills and awareness of ethical and legal constraints.

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 mark of at least 50% in the examination.

Unit Fee Information

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