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Area/Catalogue
INFS 3086

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Study Method
100% online

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Course ID
171497

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Unit Value
4.5

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UniSA Online Elective Course
Yes

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Duration
10 weeks

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Availability/Timetable(s)
Study Period 1
Study Period 4

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.

Textbooks

Nil

Prerequisites

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
COMP 1043 UO Problem Solving and Programming
INFT 1024 UO Information Technology Fundamentals
INFT 1026 UO Network Fundamentals

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching Method

Component Duration
EXTERNAL, UNISA ONLINE, ONLINE
Online 10 weeks x N/A

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
EXTERNAL, UNISA ONLINE, ONLINE
Continuous assessment 2700 words 60% N/A
Examination N/A 40% 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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