The Undergraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Fundamentals can be completed in six months of full-time study and is offered by the College of Science and Engineering. The course articulates with the Bachelor of Information Technology and is also offered as an exit award for students enrolled in that degree.
The Undergraduate Certificate is available in an online delivery mode.
The minimum requirements for consideration for entry to all undergraduate courses are specified in detail in the University Entry Requirements.
The course aims to provide students with the fundamentals that will underpin ongoing professional development, preparing graduates for further study or for a career in a computing or cybersecurity related field or in other areas where the range of skills and knowledge acquired is needed or desirable.
- Demonstrate a broad understanding of computing and cybersecurity fundamentals
- Apply skills and knowledge in a professionally responsible manner
- Work professionally as an individual and in a team
- Support the development of computer-based solutions appropriate to the social, political, international, economic and environmental contexts in which they are applied
- Engage in the process of continuing learning needed to retain the necessary level of professional skills and knowledge in the area of computing and cybersecurity
Program of study
To qualify for the Undergraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Fundamentals a student must complete 18 units, with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the following program of study.
Core - Year 1 topics
COMP1210 Cybersecurity for a Connected World (4.5 units)
COMP1711 Database Modelling and Knowledge Engineering (4.5 units)
COMP1102 Computer Programming 1 (4.5 units)
ENGR1762 Networks and Cybersecurity (4.5 units)