INFO 2005 Cyber Security and Behaviour Research Project
Credit Points 20
Legacy Code 102704
Coordinator Alana Maurushat Opens in new window
Description This is a 40 credit point year-long subject taken over two terms (20 credit points in each term). This subject comprises the research pathway of the Bachelor of Cyber Security and Behaviour. Students will undertake a major research project in the field of behavioural cyber security. The specifics of the project will be coordinated between the student and the research supervisor at Western, which is undertaken over two semesters. Students should firstly discuss their proposed research project with the research supervisor, as it may require prior approval by the University's Ethics Committee depending on the research topic chosen. In the first semester, students plan their research, complete a literature review and propose the project plan to a panel of experts. By the end of the second semester students will have completed their thesis by research and will defend that thesis to a panel of experts. As such, students will have contributed to research in the field of cyber security and behaviour which prepares them for further studies towards a Masters or PhD qualification.
School Social Sciences
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 20cp
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Level Undergraduate Level 2 subject
Restrictions Students must be enrolled in program 1837 - Bachelor of Cyber Security and Behaviour and have successfully completed 140 credit points
An understanding of experimental design and research.
- Formulate a comprehensive proposal for a high level independent research project.
- Demonstrate an understanding of research methodology through an analysis of empirical data.
- Construct a reasoned academic argument to demonstrate critical thinking skills in the production of a coherent and substantiated thesis.
- Defend the findings of the research at a professional standard to an academic audience.
Development of a research proposal, including formulating the research question, methodology, research design, collection and analysis methods
Research and writing activities to complete the thesis
Seminar presentation of the proposal, the project, and defence of the thesis.
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Literature Review for research proposal||2,500 words||30||N||Individual|
|Presentation of research project plan||30 minutes||15||N||Individual|
|Thesis: Evidence-based academic argument||6,000 - 8,000 words||45||Y||Individual|
|Presentation and defence of the thesis||60 minutes||10||N||Individual|
2022 Semester 2
Parramatta - Victoria Rd
Subject Contact Alana Maurushat Opens in new window
Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.