Cybercrime has quickly risen to become a top-level national security priority across the globe. Increasing the protection of data security, as well as reducing the impact of a network or database security breach, are the key challenges for IT security specialists.
In this Degree programme, you will gain a solid foundation of the theoretical and practical aspects of different dimensions of cyber security, such as network security, software security, system security measures and models, information security, computer forensics, penetration testing and vulnerability assessment.
You will learn how to forensically examine digital evidence, identify and respond to threats and information security incidents, and develop the digital forensic and critical thinking skills to solve computer crime.
In the final year of your programme, you will take part in an IT Professional Practice Project unit. This will include working in a team with other students, and consulting with real clients to recommend, develop and implement new technologies to solve cyber security problems.
Students have the option to enrol in either single or double majors.
Cyber Security and Forensics
Building Enterprise Skills
Consulting and Freelancing
Cyber Forensics and Information Technology
Information Security Policy and Governance
Information Technology Project Management
Introduction to ICT Research Methods
IT Professional Practice Project
Security Architectures and Systems Administration
Systems Analysis and Design
International Financial Markets and Institutions
Credit and Lending Decisions
Students are required to complete the following common units:
Applicants with a Polytechnic Diploma may be exempted from up to 12 units and can gain entry to Year 2 of the programme. Applicants with a Murdoch University-recognised Kaplan Diploma or a private Diploma may be exempted from up to 8 units and can also gain entry to Year 2 of the programme. The programme can be completed in 16 months instead of 28 months and applicants have the option to enrol for either Single or Double Majors.
The Bachelor’s Degree programme accepts a wide range of qualifications with advanced standing.
Students will attend a combination of lectures, tutorials and workshops in this programme, and they have the flexibility to plan their study schedule and attend classes once or twice a week depending on their study load. Classes are conducted on weekday evenings or weekends to suit the busy schedules of students enrolled in this programme. Each unit is supported with 24 contact hours.
The Pro Vice-Chancellor of Transnational Education and the Deputy Dean of Murdoch University are based in Singapore to oversee all academic aspects and ensure a high standard of academic delivery here.
Each unit is assessed by any combination of class participation, written assignments, project or examinations. Assessment methods may vary according to individual unit requirements.
The total fee covers university registration, lectures/tutorials/workshops and assessments such as assignments/tests/examinations/projects (where applicable), programme materials in digital format, Degree (if earned) and transcript.