Cyber Security and Ethical Hacking, Testamur Major (T145)

  • Western Sydney University Major Code: T145

Available to students in other Western Sydney University programs?  No

Cyber Security is an essential aspect of today’s information systems. The Cyber Security and Ethical Hacking  major aims to develop graduates with skills in  network security, cloud security, information security, in the ethical and legal aspects of activities in cyber space. With the widespread use of networked systems, protecting these systems from various attacks is more important than ever. Students apply system security knowledge and security protocols, from basic cryptography algorithms to their applications, in computer systems, networked systems, blockchain technologies and crypto currencies. Students  learn how to analyse security vulnerabilities and to implement cybersecurity solutions using ethical hacking techniques and following legal and professional standards.


Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Parramatta Victoria Road Campus Full-time Internal
Parramatta Victoria Road Campus Part-time Internal
Penrith Campus Full-time Internal
Penrith Campus Part-time Internal

Students must complete 80 credit points as follows

Subject Title Credit Points
MATH 1006Discrete Mathematics10
COMP 3007Computer Networks and Internets10
COMP 2028Cryptography, Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain10
COMP 3037Cloud Security10
INFO 3002Ethical Hacking Principles and Practice10
INFO 2004Cyber Crime and Social Engineering10
INFO 3014Digital Investigations and Forensics10
Select one of the following:10
Internet of Things and Smart Environments
COMP 3036
Full Stack Development