1 x 1-hour lecture weekly
1 x 2-hour workshop weekly
^ = may be enrolled concurrently
1 ^ 2 of COMP1102, ENGR1762, COMP1201, ENGR1204
2 Admission into BENGEEH-Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic) (Honours)
2a Admission into BENGEEHMEM-B Engineering (Electrical and Electronic) (Hons), M Engineering (Mechanical)
2b Admission into BENEEHMENM-B Engineering (Electrical and Electronic) (Honrs), M Engineering Management
3 1 of ENGR1721, ENGR1206
Must Satisfy: ((1) or ((2 or 2a or 2b) and 3))
Enrolment not permitted
COMP9781 has been successfully completed
Topic description
The topic is concerned with the management and security of networks. Areas covered include: cryptography concepts and applications, computer forensics, network threats, security protocols, application of security concepts in specific contexts, attack and defence mechanisms.
Educational aims
Students will gain an understanding of the issues associated with implementing and maintaining network security, and the issues of securing both wired & wireless networks. In addition, it will provide practical experience in both attacking and defending a network, and the fundamentals of cryptography as it applies to network security.
Expected learning outcomes
At the completion of this topic, students are expected to be able to:

  1. Understand, Evaluate & Identify Network Security Threats
  2. Secure Ethernet, Wireless and Mobile Networks
  3. Security Design at Different Levels of the OSI model
  4. Implement Intrusion Detection & Prevention
  5. Apply Authentication, Authorisation and Accounting Tools & Techniques
  6. Implementing Firewall Technologies
  7. Ongoing Management of a Secure Network