University of Technology Sydney

C10473v1 Bachelor of Cybersecurity Bachelor of International Studies

Award(s): Bachelor of Cybersecurity (BCybersecurity)
Bachelor of International Studies (BIntSt)

UAC code: 609231 (Autumn session)
CRICOS code: 110751A
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 240
Course EFTSL: 5
Location: City campus

Overview
Course aims
Career options
Innovation and Transdisciplinary program
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Pathway course
Inherent (essential) requirements
Assumed knowledge
External articulation
Recognition of prior learning
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course diagram
Course program
Levels of award
Honours
Transfer between UTS courses
Professional recognition
Other information

Overview

The Bachelor of Cybersecurity Bachelor of International Studies will educate and prepare graduates with knowledge and skills in cybersecurity and its digital, physical and social impact. There is strong industry demand for cybersecurity professionals with sound technical capabilities, awareness of the broader context surrounding cybersecurity, and who can respond to emerging risks and opportunities in this expanding field.

Students in the course engage in practical, hands-on learning using technologies to create and manage secure networks, systems and devices. The course covers a broad range of current and emerging areas of cybersecurity, including system security, information security, network security, cloud security, mobile platform security, IoT security and privacy preservation. Learning is underpinned by a solid foundation in computing and information technology, preparing graduates to work in a variety of IT roles that draw on both their broad IT knowledge and cybersecurity specialist skillset.

The Bachelor of Cybersecurity Bachelor of International Studies combines a professional degree with language and culture studies, enhancing professional training and career options by providing students with the opportunity to undertake studies at an overseas University.

Course aims

The course is designed for students who intend to make a career in the profession, as well as providing a pathway to honours, postgraduate study and a research career.

The Bachelor of International Studies aims to:

  • provide an opportunity to acquire knowledge and understanding of another language and culture, intercultural awareness and engagement, resilience and adaptability, and stronger communication skills, and
  • encourage understanding and appreciation of, and sensitivity towards, diverse cultural perspectives, practices, needs and values, in international and local contexts.

Career options

Career options include Security Analyst, Security Architect, IT Security Engineer, Cyber Security Officer, Incident Responder, Security System Developer, Information Security Auditor or Network Administrator. Options are enhanced by international experience, making students more marketable to prospective employers, including multinational companies.

Innovation and Transdisciplinary program

Transdisciplinarity and Innovation at UTS

All UTS students have the opportunity to develop distinctive capabilities around transdisciplinary thinking and innovation through the TD School. Transdisciplinary education at UTS brings together great minds from different disciplines to explore ideas that improve the way we live and work in the world. These offerings are unique to UTS and directly translate to many existing and emerging roles and careers.

Diploma in Innovation

The Diploma in Innovation (C20060) teaches innovation, supports personal transformation and provides the hard skills needed to support the inventors and inventions of the future. Students come out of the Diploma in Innovation, with the hard skills to create and support sectoral and societal transformation. Graduates are able to fluently integrate ideas, across professional disciplines and are inventors of the future.

All UTS undergraduate students (with the exception of students concurrently enrolled in the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation) can apply for the Diploma in Innovation upon admission in their chosen undergraduate degree. It is a complete degree program that runs in parallel to any undergraduate degree. The course is offered on a three-year, part-time basis, with subjects running in 3-week long intensive blocks in July, December and February sessions. More information including a link to apply is available at https://dipinn.uts.edu.au.

Transdisciplinary electives program

Transdisciplinary electives broaden students' horizons and supercharge their problem-solving skills, helping them to learn outside, beyond and across their degrees. Students enrolled in an undergraduate course that includes electives can choose to take a transdisciplinary subject (with the exception of students concurrently enrolled in the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation). More information about the TD Electives program is available here.

Course intended learning outcomes

FEIT A.1 Graduates have knowledge of Indigenous Australian contexts to inform their work as a cybersecurity professional, and the capability to work effectively for and with Indigenous Australians.
FEIT B.1 Graduates are socially responsible professionals, able to engage with a broad range of cybersecurity stakeholders in diverse contexts.
FEIT C.1 Graduates apply problem solving, design and decision-making methodologies to develop components, systems and processes to meet cybersecurity requirements.
FEIT D.1 Graduates are technically proficient in applying cybersecurity fundamentals, methods, tools, and techniques to design, implement, operate, and evaluate systems.
FEIT E.1 Graduates work as an effective member or leader of diverse teams, communicating effectively and operating within cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural contexts.
FEIT F.1 Graduates critically self-review their performance to improve themselves and their teams. They take responsibility and accountability for their own lifelong learning.
INT 1.1 Understand and employ effective strategies to operate within professional and everyday settings across diverse cultures in Australia and/or internationally.
INT2.1 Evaluate critically theoretical and specialised knowledge of contemporary societies, cultures and workplaces.
INT2.2 Analyse, generate and communicate creative solutions to work-related problems within professional and everyday settings across diverse cultures in Australia and internationally.
INT3.1 Understand and engage with cultural diversities in Australia and/or internationally.
INT4.1 Apply knowledge of Indigenous peoples, cultures, languages and histories to practice in Australian and internationally.
INT5.1 Engage critically with current issues to act in socially responsible ways in Australian and international settings.
INT6.1 Communicate clearly and effectively in written and spoken language using diverse digital technologies.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64 with a writing score of 50; or C1A/C2P: 176-184 with a writing score of 169.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Pathway course

International applicants who complete the UTS College Diploma of Information Technology with no more than two subject failures are guaranteed admission to the Bachelor of Cybersecurity Bachelor of International study with up to 48 credit points of recognition of prior learning.

Inherent (essential) requirements

Inherent (essential) requirements are academic and non-academic requirements that are essential to the successful completion of a course.

Prospective and current students should carefully read the Inherent (Essential) Requirements Statement below and consider whether they might experience challenges in successfully completing this course. This Statement should be read in conjunction with the UTS Student Rules.

Prospective or current student concerned about their ability to meet these requirements should discuss their concerns with the Academic Liaison Officer in their faculty or school and/or UTS Accessibility Service on 9514 1177 or at accessibility@uts.edu.au.

UTS will make reasonable adjustments to teaching and learning, assessment, professional experiences, course related work experience and other course activities to facilitate maximum participation by students with disabilities, carer responsibilities, and religious or cultural obligations in their courses.

For course specific information see the Faculty of Engineering & Information Technology Inherent (Essential) Requirements Statement.

Assumed knowledge

HSC Mathematics Advanced and any two units of English. Mathematics Extension 1 and English Advanced are recommended.

There are no prior language requirements for the International Studies program. During their first year of study students complete a language survey to ensure they commence their language and culture study at the appropriate level.

External articulation

Students admitted through the UTS College pathway are eligible for up to 48 credit points of recognition of prior learning.

Students who have completed a relevant diploma at TAFE NSW may be eligible for at least 24 credit points of recognition of prior learning.

Recognition of prior learning

Students who have previously undertaken relevant study at a recognised tertiary education institution may be eligible for recognition of prior learning (RPL) if the subjects completed are deemed by the faculty to be equivalent to subjects in the course. Study completed more than three years prior to the date of admission cannot be recognised. Limits apply to the number of credit points of RPL granted.

Course duration and attendance

This course is offered on a five-year, full time basis. Students may undertake an additional year with the Diploma in Information Technology Professional Practice (C20056).

Course structure

Students are required to complete 240 credit points, comprising:

Information Technology core (48 credit points)

Cybersecurity (96 credit points)

  • Cybersecurity core (42 credit points)
  • Cybersecurity choice of (30 credit points)
  • Electives or a sub-major choice of (24 credit points)

International Studies (96 credit points)

Students select the language they study at the time of enrolment, and either the Language, Culture and the Professional World pathway or the Language, Culture and Global Exchange pathway. Information relating to entry into the International Honours pathway can be found in the Information for Students section.

The Bachelor of International Studies is completed over a minimum of three years and is not offered as a separate degree; it is completed only in combination with the professional degree program.

Overseas study

In the International studies component students have the following options:

1. Language, Culture & the Professional World: includes an internship and option of a short study abroad experience (2-6 weeks) overseas.

2. Language, Culture & Global Exchange: includes an internship and a 6-month global exchange at any UTS partner university.

3. International Honours: includes a full year at a relevant partner university where students complete an honours level research project.

Industrial training/professional practice

Industrial training is available as an additional year by concurrently enrolling in the Diploma in Information Technology Professional Practice (C20056). The diploma comprises a minimum of nine months' full-time paid work experience and supporting subjects at UTS.

Course completion requirements

STM90651 Core subjects (Information Technology) 48cp
STM91737 Cybersecurity core 42cp
CBK92165 Cybersecurity options 30cp
CBK90783 Electives/Sub-major 24cp
CBK92057 Country and Language choice 96cp
Total 240cp

Course diagram

Course diagram: C10473

Course program

The sample program below shows a suggested sequence of subjects for the German major. Students in other country majors follow a similar sequence. The program is intended as a guide only and does not take into account such factors as recognition of prior learning, changes in attendance mode and subject availability, or satisfactory academic progress. Students should consult the Timetable Planner to confirm the availability of subjects in the current academic year.

Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
31265 Communication for IT Professionals   6cp
31268 Web Systems   6cp
41092 Network Fundamentals   6cp
31266 Introduction to Information Systems   6cp
Spring session
48730 Cybersecurity   6cp
41039 Programming 1   6cp
31269 Business Requirements Modelling   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK92186 Electives 18cp  
Summer session
99218 Intercultural Communication   8cp
Year 2
Autumn session
976421 Contemporary Germany   8cp
97601 German Language and Culture 1   8cp
41900 Cryptography   6cp
Spring session
97602 German Language and Culture 2   8cp
41181 Information Security and Management   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
97603 German Language and Culture 3   8cp
41182 System Security   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK92165 Cybersecurity options 30cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK92069 Transdisciplinary Electives 6cp  
Spring session
97604 German Language and Culture 4   8cp
31271 Database Fundamentals   6cp
42035 Cloud Security   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK92165 Cybersecurity options 30cp  
Year 4
Autumn session
999781 International Research Methods   8cp
Select 16 credit points from the following:   16cp
CBK92076 Pathway Options (Germany) 40cp  
Spring session
Select 24 credit points from the following:   24cp
CBK92076 Pathway Options (Germany) 40cp  
Year 5
Autumn session
31272 Project Management and the Professional   6cp
43010 Cyber Threat Intelligence and Incident Response   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK92165 Cybersecurity options 30cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK92186 Electives 18cp  
Spring session
41909 Cybersecurity Capstone Studio   6cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
CBK92165 Cybersecurity options 30cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK92186 Electives 18cp  

Levels of award

The Bachelor of Cybersecurity may be awarded with distinction, credit or pass.

Honours

Students interested in research and who excel in their studies are eligible to undertake one additional full-time year of study in the Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) (C09019). The honours year is also available on a part-time basis over two years.

Transfer between UTS courses

Students in the single degree Bachelor of Cybersecurity (C10471) may transfer to this course after completing the first year (full-time equivalent) of their current course, subject to achieving a minimum weighted average mark of 65.

Students in this combined degree may also transfer to the Bachelor of Cybersecurity (C10471).

Professional recognition

The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology is seeking accreditation from the Australian Computer Society.

Other information

Further information is available from:

UTS Student Centre
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