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Area/Catalogue
INFS 3090

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

Note: This offering may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Course ID
172210

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
UniSA STEM

Course aim

To introduce the principal elements of cyber security from an organisational and technical perspective.

Course content

In this course, students will gain skills and knowledge in the following:

  • core security principles including confidentiality, integrity and availability (CIA).
  • roles and responsibilities of a cyber security professional.
  • principles of symmetric and asymmetric cryptography.
  • attack models, threat lifecycles, social engineering, malware, denial of service, insider attacks.
  • Australian Computer Society (ACS) code of conduct.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
COMP 1039 Problem Solving and Programming
INFT 1012 Network Fundamentals
INFT 1016 Information Technology Fundamentals

Students who have completed the UniSA online equivalent version of the above courses are considered to have also met the prerequisite requirements.

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Seminar 2 hours x Weeks 1-5, 10-13
Practical 2 hours x Weeks 1-5, 10-13
EXTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES, ONLINE
External N/A x 9 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Continuous assessment N/A 45% Weekly
Presentation N/A 25% 10 minutes
Examination N/A 30% 2 hours
EXTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES, ONLINE
Continuous assessment N/A 45% Weekly
Presentation N/A 25% 10 minutes
Examination N/A 30% 2 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the university. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note: all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation.

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