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Internetworking and Network Security (BSc)

  • B1317; B1317ABACHELOR OF SCIENCE

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Title Internetworking and Network Security (BSc)
Course Code B1317; B1317A
Study Level Bachelor (Undergraduate)
Organisational Unit Information Technology, Mathematics and Statistics
Academic Contacts

Academic Chair: Mr Terry Koziniec | Email: t.koziniec@murdoch.edu.au | Tel: 9360 2797

Qualification Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Internetworking and Network Security
Duration 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Some units only: Murdoch campus (external)
Description This major provides the knowledge and skills required to manage the complexity of the Internet of tomorrow, integrating voice, wireless, and security into the network. It is designed in consultation with industry to meet the growing need for networking specialists with skills in security and converged voice and data networks.
Murdoch's Bachelor of Science is a flexible degree which gives you the opportunity to build deep understanding and practical experience as well as to supplement your studies by engaging with industry and the community on relevant problems. You can even undertake studies through another discipline to broaden your understanding of the way in which science operates in relation to social, business, health and policy environments.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings As per normal undergraduate admission requirements.

Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Special Requirements Internet access is required for all students.
Course Learning Outcomes KNOWLEDGE
CLO 1 - Demonstrate a clear understanding of the role of science in society
CLO 2 - Demonstrate a broad and coherent knowledge and understanding of the underlying principles and core concepts of at least one scientific discipline, including:
a) An understanding of the scientific method and how it is applied
b) A systematic approach to problem solving using appropriate analytical and technical methods

SKILLS
CLO 3 - Collect, record, analyse and interpret information using the conventions of scientific argument, judgment, deduction and communication, including:
a) Creativity in defining and resolving scientific problems
b) Rigor in designing and planning an investigation
c) Rigorous collection, recording and treatment of data
d) Demonstration of skills in quantitative and qualitative analysis
e) Demonstrated capacity for self-management and organisation
f) Written, oral and interpersonal communication skills demonstrating the capacity for efficient and effective communication of scientific data, information and arguments to scientific peer groups and the broader community

APPLICATION
CLO 4 - Provide evidence of ethical behaviour including:
a) A demonstrated understanding of the ethics of science (including where applicable in clinical and professional settings)
b) Demonstrated academic and scholarly integrity
CLO 5 - Capacity to apply knowledge and skills in a global and regional context
CLO 6 - Provide evidence of interdisciplinary thinking through:
a) Demonstrated appreciation of different intellectual outputs and how they are used/understood by different disciplines
b) Demonstrated capacity to work across disciplinary boundaries
CLO 7 - Demonstrate accountability for your own learning by:
a) Demonstrating a capacity to work under supervision and autonomously
b) Working effectively in team environments, including teams with intercultural and interdisciplinary diversity
c) Demonstrated capacity for critical reflection, including the capacity for lifelong learning
Employment Prospects This major prepares students for a career in computer networking for business, industry or government. The major also offers training towards the excellent Cisco Certification useful in a number of areas such as Network Engineer and System Administrator that are considered very desirable by potential employers across a large range of enterprises.
Professional Recognition Graduates receive professional membership of the Australian Computing Society (ACS) and are eligible to sit for the following industry certification exams: Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP); Managing Securing Networks with Cisco Routers and Switches (SNRS), Securing Networks with ASA Foundation (SNAF), Securing Networks with ASA Advanced (SNAA).
Recommended Double Majors Business Information Systems; Mobile and Web Application Development
Excluded Minors Network Design; Network Security
Main research areas Communication standards, electronic commerce, high speed networks and distance education.
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Course Structure - 72 credit points

Part I - 24 credit points

Year 1 - 24 credit points

Transition Unit - 3 credit points

ICT100 Transition to IT - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

OR (for Kaplan and Dubai students only)

BBS100 Academic Skills for Business - 3 points
Not available this year

Breadth Unit for Degree - 3 credit points

MSP100 Career Learning: Managing Your Career - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external

Core Units - 15 credit points

ICT171 Introduction to Server Environments and Architectures - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

ICT159 Foundations of Programming - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

ICT169 Foundations of Data Communications - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

MAS162 Foundations of Discrete Mathematics - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

ICT170 Foundations of Computer Systems - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

General Electives - 3 credit points

Select from any 100-level units offered by the University, subject to individual unit prerequisites. Students are advised to consider using General Elective points to meet the requirements of a second major or minor. Any recommended double majors and minors will be included in the major's description.

Part II - 48 credit points

University-Wide Breadth Unit - 3 credit points  Unit List

Select from the prescribed list of University-Wide Breadth Units. A unit cannot be used to satisfy both this Breadth Unit requirement and the requirements of a major or minor. If taken at 100 level the unit(s) will be attributed to Part I. Note that no more than 30 credit points at Part I may be credited towards course completion requirements.

Year 2 - 21 credit points

Research Skills Unit - 3 credit points

BSC203 Introduction to ICT Research Methods - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

Core Units - 9 credit points

ICT284 Systems Analysis and Design - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

ICT291 Network Design and Implementation - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

ICT285 Databases - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

General Electives - 9 credit points

Select from any 200- to 400-level units offered by the University, subject to individual unit prerequisites. Students are advised to consider using General Elective points to meet the requirements of a second major or minor. Any recommended double majors and minors will be included in the major's description.

Year 3 - 24 credit points

Research Skills Unit - 3 credit points

BSC301 Applied Research Skills in ICT - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

Core Units - 12 credit points

ICT369 Wireless and Interactive Networks - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

ICT377 Network Security - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

ICT372 Advanced Network Design and Implementation - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

ICT302 IT Professional Practice Project - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

General Electives - 9 credit points

Select from any 200- to 400-level units offered by the University, subject to individual unit prerequisites. Students are advised to consider using General Elective points to meet the requirements of a second major or minor. Any recommended double majors and minors will be included in the major's description.

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