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Specialist Major in Cybersecurity and System Administration (SM0056.1)


Faculty of Science and Technology


Academic Program Area - Technology

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Information for Current Students

  • Version 1 - Start Date: 01/07/2019 End Date: Current Version


The major in Cybersecurity and System Administration provides an opportunity for the students to gain specialist technical knowledge and practical skills in understanding the security threats and challenges associated with digital transformation and IT enabled solutions. It will allow proficiency in identifying, diagnosing, analysing and handling the challenges associated with computer crime, sound understanding of concepts associated with digital forensics, and expert skills in evaluating software for security vulnerabilities, performing risk assessments, designing and securing operating systems, networks, websites and databases, and responding to cyber security incidents. An intensive, extended work-integrated learning experience and the capstone project will allow the students in this course to practice the cyber security and system administration skills. This major allows graduates to seek roles as cyber security specialists, security consultants, cryptographers, IT security engineers and digital law enforcement specialists.

Assumed Knowledge:

1. Basic knowledge and skills in ICT (Information and Communication Technology) basic numeracy and literacy skills for Beginning (1) level units in this unit set, and 2. Completion of some of the Beginning (1) level ITS Core Major units for Intermediate (2) and Advanced (3) level units in this unit set.

Additional Information:

Specialist majors are only available to students in the course for which the major is required.


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