Specialist Major in Cybersecurity and System Administration (SM0056.1)
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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.
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.
Specialist majors are only available to students in the course for which the major is required.
Note: - Must note the following
- 3. Effective 1/7/21 the unit code for Information Security has changed from 11478 to 11759.
- 2. Students who have not studied 11487 or 11759 Information Security in other Majors should choose this unit instead of a Restricted Choice unit.
- 1. Restricted Choice units should be chosen to either meet the prerequisites of the units in the Major or to complement Major units for a better learning outcome.
Please Note: Units marked with an * are no longer active, however students who have completed these units may still count them towards completion of this major or minor.