SIT738 - Secure Coding


2023 unit information

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

For students enrolled in S506, S507, S508, S535, S536, S538, S635, S577, S677, S770, S735, S737, S739, S776, S778, S779,: Nil



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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 3 hour active class per week

Scheduled learning activities - 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.

Unit Fee Information

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