ECU has Australia’s largest cyber security research and education program and is one of the leading groups in the world. Two of our academic staff are also members of Interpol’s Cyber Crime Experts Group.
The Bachelor of Science (Cyber Security) focuses on the practical and theoretical dimensions of cyber security across a range of fundamental areas, such as network security and vulnerability assessment, information security policy and governance, digital forensics, and ethical hacking.
Students will gain a solid grounding in conventional computer and network security concepts and skills. In addition, the course is designed to meet the changing landscape of secure computing, which involves not only computers, but also network enabled devices such as smartphones, tablet devices, and Internet of Things (IoT).
Course Learning Outcomes
Apply communication skills to demonstrate independence in design and analysis of cyber security solutions and presenting documented results.
Apply comprehensive knowledge of concepts, principles and techniques in the cyber security discipline to both theoretical as well as practical situations.
Apply creative thinking to identify and solve cyber security challenges.
Demonstrate creativity and initiative to generate ideas for planning and implementing independent projects in the cyber security discipline.
Exercise critical thinking and judgement to investigate and solve problems relating to cyber security issues in digital systems and networks.
Incorporate an awareness of cross-cultural issues and demonstrate cultural and indigenous competence in professional practice in the cyber security area.
Use digital technologies and cyber security software tools for assessing and evaluating cyber security information.
Work collaboratively in the application of knowledge and skills to identify issues and make decisions relevant to cyber security.
This course prepares students for careers in the field of cyber security, including areas such as network security, computer forensics, information warfare and wireless security.
Possible future job titles
Cyber Security Analyst
Cyber Security Officer
Technical IT Security Officer
Network Security Engineer
Digital Forensic Practitioner (Acquisition and Analysis)