Double Major Overview

Description

Almost every ICT career path encompasses some aspect of cybersecurity. The Bachelor of Advanced Computer Science (International Cybersecurity) will prepare you for a range of specialist cybersecurity roles with a global perspective. With industry integrated learning, you'll gain the practical skills and knowledge to lead design, implementation and management of secure computer systems across a range of exciting career paths, protecting people and their data from cyber-attacks. The major provides you with strong computing and cybersecurity skills and includes advanced units. You also study contemporary international politics in the context of cybersecurity, providing you with the breadth of understanding that local and global employers are looking for alongside technical knowledge.

Outcomes

Students are able to (1) use mathematical, technical and business tools and an awareness of international political agendas to secure information systems across a range of industries and real world settings; (2) design prevention and mitigation strategies to address specific cyber security challenges; (3) create secure computer systems; (4) work effectively as a team member and as a team leader for real-world cybersecurity projects; (5) communicate cybersecurity concepts and techniques and results clearly in oral and written formats; (6) extend knowledge in cybersecurity through research, experimentation and analysis; and (7) discuss the impact of global politics on cybersecurity risk and mitigation strategies.

Broadening guidelines

All students studying towards a Bachelor's Degree at UWA are required to Broaden their studies by completing a minimum of four units (24 points) of study outside their degree specific major. Broadening is your opportunity to explore other areas of interest, investigate new disciplines and knowledge paradigms and to shape your degree to suit your own aspirations and interests. Many of you will be able to undertake more than this minimum amount of broadening study and we encourage you to do so if this suits your aspirations. Over the next few months you will find here some broadening suggestions related to your degree-specific major. While we know that many students value guidance of this sort, these are only suggestions and students should not lose sight of the opportunity to explore that is afforded by your Broadening Choices. Advice can also be sought from your Allocated Student Advising Office.

Prerequisites

Mathematics Methods ATAR

Incompatibilities

MJD-CMPSC Computer Science (ID 468) MJD-DATSC Data Science (ID 700) MJD-CYBER Cybersecurity (ID 4874)

Courses

International Cybersecurity can only be taken as a degree-specific major in the following degree courses:

Units

Key to availability of units:
S1
Semester 1
S2
Semester 2
N/A
not available in 2023 – may be available in 2024 or 2025
NS
non-standard teaching period

Level 1

Degree-specific major units

Take all units (36 points):

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 CITS1003 Introduction to Cybersecurity
Incompatibility
CITS3004 Cybersecurity
S1, S2 CITS1401 Computational Thinking with Python
Prerequisites
Mathematics Applications ATAR
or MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals or equivalent
Incompatibility
CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation
S2 CITS1402 Relational Database Management Systems
Prerequisites
Mathematics Applications ATAR
or MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals or equivalent
Incompatibility
CITS2232 Databases
S2 CITS2211 Discrete Structures
Prerequisites
Mathematics Methods ATAR
or MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods
and completion of 6 points of programming-based units
S1 PHIL1001 Ethics for the Digital Age: An Introduction to Moral Philosophy
Incompatibility
PHIL1107 Ethics, Free Will and Meaning
S2 POLS1102 Understanding Global Politics None

Level 2

Degree-specific major units

Take all units (30 points):

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S2 CITS2002 Systems Programming
Prerequisites
completion of 6 points of programming-based units
Incompatibility
CITS1002 Programming and System
S1 CITS2003 Open Source Tools and Scripting
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
MJD-ICYDM International Cybersecurity
or MJD-CYBER Cybersecurity
Incompatibility
CITS4407 Open Source Tools and Scripting
S1 CITS2005 Object Oriented Programming
Prerequisites
ATAR Mathematics Methods
or MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods or equivalent
and CITS1401 Computational Thinking with Python
Incompatibility
CITS1001 Software Engineering with Java
S1 CITS2200 Data Structures and Algorithms
Prerequisites
CITS1001 Software Engineering with Java and
Mathematics Methods ATAR
or MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods or equivalent
S1 IREL2001 Foundations of Foreign Policy
Prerequisites
12 points of Social Sciences and/or Humanities study at level 1
Incompatibility
POLS2214 Foundations of Foreign Policy

Level 3

Degree-specific major units

Take all units (36 points):

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S2 CITS3001 Algorithms, Agents and Artificial Intelligence
Prerequisites
CITS2200 Data Structures and Algorithms
S1 CITS3002 Computer Networks
Prerequisites
CITS1002 Programming and System
or CITS2002 Systems Programming
S2 CITS3006 Penetration Testing
Prerequisites
completion of 12 points of programming-based units
S2 CITS3007 Secure Coding
Prerequisites
completion of 12 points of programming-based units
S2 CITS3200 Professional Computing
Prerequisites
completion of at least 84 points, including
CITS2002 Systems Programming
or CITS2200 Data Structures and Algorithms
or CITS2402 Introduction to Data Science
Incompatibility
CITS5206 Professional Computing
S1 CITS3403 Agile Web Development
Prerequisites
CITS1001 Software Engineering with Java
or CITS1401 Computational Thinking with Python
or CITS2002 Systems Programming or equivalent
Incompatibility
CITS5505 Agile Web Development
Degree-specific major units

Group A—take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S2 POLS3204 The Politics of Gender
Prerequisites
12 points of Social Science and/or Humanities study at level 2
N/A POLS3231 Politics of the Mass Media
Prerequisites
12 points of Social Science and/or Humanities study at level 2
Incompatibility
POLS2231/POLS3331 Politics of the Mass Media
S2 POLS3304 Policy and Diplomacy in Practice
Prerequisites
2 x POLS L1 and 3 x POLS L2 units.
POLS1101 Understanding Politics and Policy POLS1102 Understanding Global Politics POLS2201 Foundations of Public Policy POLS2202 Foundations of Comparative Politics POLS2214 Foundations of Foreign Policy POLS2220 Foundations of Global Political Economy
Incompatibility
PARL3339,
and WILG3001
N/A POLS3308 Greater China: Politics and International Relations
Prerequisites
12 points of Social Sciences and/or Humanities study at level 2
Incompatibility
POLS2208 Politics in Greater China
N/A POLS3324 Islam and World Politics
Prerequisites
12 points of Social Sciences and/or Humanities study at level 2
Incompatibility
POLS2224 Islam and World Politics
N/A POLS3334 The International Politics of Africa
Prerequisites
12 points of Social Sciences and/or Humanities study at level 2
N/A POLS3335 Social Movements and the Politics of Change
Prerequisites
12 points of Social Sciences and/or Humanities study at level 2
S2 POLS3342 Global Environmental Politics
Prerequisites
12 points of Social Sciences and/or Humanities study at level 2
Incompatibility
POLS2229 States, Welfare and Environmental Policy

Level 4

Degree-specific major units

Take all units (36 points):

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1, S2 CITS4010 Computer Science Honours Research Project Part 1
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
in the BH008 Bachelor of Advanced Computer Science [Honours]
S1, S2 CITS4011 Computer Science Honours Research Project Part 2
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
in the BH008 Bachelor of Advanced Computer Science [Honours]
and CITS4010 Computer Science Honours Research Project Part 1
S2 CITS4403 Computational Modelling
Prerequisites
Enrolment in in the
HON-CMSSE Computer Science and Software Engineering [Honours]
or the 62510 Master of Information Technology
or the 62530 Master of Data Science
or
the 62550 Master of Professional Engineering and the SP-ESOFT Software Engineering specialisation
or
the BH008 Bachelor of Advanced Computer Science [Honours] and MJD-ICYDM International Cybersecurity major
or the MJD-ARIDM Artificial Intelligence major
S1 CITS4419 Mobile and Wireless Computing
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
HON-CMSSE Computer Science and Software Engineering
or 62530 Master of Data Science
or 62550 Master of Professional Engineering ( Software Engineering specialisation
or Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation
or
Enrolment in
BH008 Bachelor of Advanced Computer Science [Honours] and MJD-ICYDM International Cybersecurity

or
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and 96 points
and CITS3002 Computer Networks
Degree-specific major units

Group B—take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 CITS5501 Software Testing and Quality Assurance
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
( 62510 Master of Information Technology
and 62550 Master of Professional Engineering ( Software Engineering specialisation

or BH008 Bachelor of Advanced Computer Science [Honours] )
and Successful completion of 12 points programming-based units )
or
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and 120 Points
and CITS3201 Software Requirements and Design
NS POLS5641 International Security
Incompatibility
POLS8604 Problems of International Security.
POLS5642 Contemporary Issues in International Security
Degree-specific major units

Group C—take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
N/A CITS5016 CISSP Certification
Prerequisites
Enrolment in in the 63550 Master of Engineering
or
the BH008 Bachelor of Advanced Computer Science [Honours] and the MJD-ICYDM International Cybersecurity major
S2 CITS5503 Cloud Computing
Prerequisites

Enrolment in
( HON-CMSSE Computer Science and Software Engineering
or 62510 Master of Information Technology
or 62530 Master of Data Science
or 42630 Master of Business Analytics
or BH008 Bachelor of Advanced Computer Science [Honours]
or MJD-ICYDM International Cybersecurity
or MJD-CDSDM Computing and Data Science

and 12 points of programming-based units )
or Enrolment in 62550 Master of Professional Engineering Software Engineering specialisation
or
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and 120 Points
and 12 points of programming-based units
S1 PHYS4021 Quantum Information and Computing
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
CM015 Bachelor of Science Frontier Physics and Master of Physics
or 53560 Master of Physics
or 65550 Master of Quantum Technology and Computing
or HON-PHYSC Physics
or HON-MTHST Mathematics and Statistics
or
HON-CMSSE Computer Science and Software Engineering
or MJD-ICYDM International Cybersecurity
or 62530 Master of Data Science
and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods or equivalent
Incompatibility
PHYS3005 Quantum Computation