Bachelor of Computing (Cyber Security)


Computer scientists, software engineers, programmers and other computing professionals are experts on how technology works and how computing can address even the most complicated and intricate problems.

This major can provide you with the skills and knowledge you need for a successful career in the rapidly evolving information and communications technology industry.

In your first year, you will develop your programming skills and study the fundamental theoretical knowledge of computing. Topics covered will include C++, Java, Linux and object oriented programming.

In your second year, you can specialise in one of the Cyber Security stream.


Cyber Security
This stream focuses on the key concepts and challenges in data and resource protection and computer software security. You will examine the high level (cryptography theory, data access policy development and security program management) and low level (computer forensics, network intrusion detection and incident handling) practical aspects of computer security.
You will develop skills in identifying appropriate applications for specific scenarios, with an understanding of cultural and ethical issues related to protecting individual rights.

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Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)

PEO1: Graduates apply the knowledge and principles of cyber security in the real world environment.

PEO2: Graduates solve problems by thinking critically, creatively and communicate the solution in an effective manner for the betterment of society.

PEO3: Graduates engage in lifelong learning, to remain up-to-date in their profession and contributing to the advancement of cyber security field.


Programme Outcomes (POs)

PO1 Knowledge: Apply the theoretical foundations of computing to new application areas, with the ability to place new technological developments in an historical context for a changing and evolving society.

PO2 Problem solving: Evaluate standard algorithms, techniques, and software technologies in a manner that is appropriate for a given problem and think critically and creatively to generate innovative and optimum theoretical and practical solutions.

PO3 Decision Making: Identify, evaluate and synthesise information from a range of computing sources to optimise the process of software design and implementation.

PO4 Communication: Document software development activities and artefacts and communicate them in written and oral form to both technical and non-technical audiences, and communicate effectively in ways appropriate to the audience and purpose.

PO5 Use of Technology: Effectively use new and existing technologies, recognising their advantages and limitations.

PO6 Lifelong learning: Sustain intellectual curiosity by updating their knowledge, engage in continuous training and research, and take control of their own learning and development.

PO7 International Perspective: Recognise and apply IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)/ACM (Association for Computing Machinery)/ACS (Australian Computer Society) standards and best practices in process software design and development.

PO8 Social and Community engagement: Contribute to society using technology in an ethical, legal, and socially responsible manner.

PO9 Independent and Team work: Demonstrate initiative, leadership and ethical practice when working independently and collaboratively.