Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

307334 v.1 Postgraduate Diploma in Internet Security Management


Course CRICOS Code: 049885J
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 1 Year


Designed for those with a degree in a computing related discipline who wish to enhance skills and knowledge in the design and management of Internet security and electronic commerce in business organisations. It examines both the technical and managerialaspects of Internet security in a business environment. The mix of generic skills, specialist knowledge and practical skills, is planned to develop a well-rounded graduate, one who has the ability to solve problems in the Internet security arena. The practical nature of the course will assist students to consolidate their learning by actually doing and then reflecting upon that learning process. Confidence and ability to apply knowledge and skills to problem situations in an Internet environment will be gained.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

Students wishing to study this course require an undergraduate or postgraduate qualification in a computing or IT related discipline with a minimum course average of 65 per cent.

Recognition of Prior Learning

No exemptions will be given, although units may be substituted at the School's discretion. Other units may be approved by the Manager Postgraduate Programs.

Duration and Availability

This fee-paying course is of one year full-time or equivalent part-time study.

Course Organisation

The course commences with a combination of technical and management areas encompassing cyber crime and Internet security management together with problem-solving as well as computer communications and networks. The second part of the course extends knowledge and skills in both technical and management aspects of Internet security management.

Professional Recognition

With a prior computing related degree graduates may apply for membership of the Australian Computer Society and the British Computing Society. Students successfully completing the Computer Forensics 601 unit may apply for membership of the Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society. This course is intended for professional accreditation by Australian Computer Society, British Computer Society, Australia and New Zealand Forensic Science Society and also meets the Cybercrime Police Competency Standards of the Australasian Police Professional Standards Council.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Course Structure



Year 1 Semester 1

11730 v.5   Advanced Systems Problem Solving 601 3.0 25.0
12527 v.4   Information Security Management 551 3.0 25.0
302954 v.2   Computer Communications 652 4.0 25.0
13013 v.4   Enterprise Network Infrastructure 501 5.0 25.0
5698 v.5   Organisational Behaviour 550 3.0 25.0
10078 v.6   Software Technology 501 5.0 25.0

Year 1 Semester 2

11741 v.3   Managing Information Systems Projects and Risks 501 3.0 25.0
11745 v.4   Research Methods (Information Systems) 655 3.0 25.0
302956 v.1   Computer Science 651 3.0 25.0
300625 v.3   Distributed Computing and CORBA 602 25.0 25.0
307790 v.1   Web Services 601 3.0 25.0
302964 v.1   Database Design 651 4.0 25.0
11737 v.3   Designing Database Systems 502 4.0 25.0


Year Location   All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 1   Y      
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 2   Y      

The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

#Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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