Cyber Security, Major (0066)

  • Western Sydney University Major Code: 0066

Previous Code: M3116.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University programs?  No

The Cyber Security major aims to develop graduates with sound skills in the discipline of information systems security. Today, the widespread use of networked systems means protecting these systems from various attacks is more important than ever. Cyber Security is an essential aspect of today’s information systems. This major covers fundamental information security knowledge and security protocols from basic cryptography algorithms to their applications in computer systems and networked systems. Students will learn fundamental security concepts, practical implementation of the security application programs as well as ethical hacking techniques to protect cyber security.


Campus Mode Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal
Penrith Campus Internal

Major Structure

Students must complete 80 credit points as follows.

Subject Title Credit Points
COMP 2008Computer Organisation10
COMP 2009Data Structures and Algorithms10
INFO 3002Ethical Hacking Principles and Practice10
INFO 3006Information Security10
INFO 3007Network Security10
Select one of the following:10
Operating Systems Programming
Systems Programming 1
Select two from the following:20
Computer Networks and Internets
Computer Security
Internet of Things and Smart Environments
Quantum Computing and Communication
Social Web Analytics
Total Credit Points80