Bachelor of Computing (Cyber Security) – BComp. (Curtin) – MJRU-CYBSE
MoHE approval code: To be updated
|Location||Perth or Malaysia|
|Intake||February or July|
About Cyber Security
Cyber security encompasses technologies, processes and practices designed to protect networks, computers, programmes and data from attack, damage or unauthorised access.
This course provides the skills and knowledge graduates need for a successful career in the rapidly evolving information and communications technology industry related to cyber security.
The Cyber Security course focuses on the key concepts and challenges in data and resource protection and computer software security. Students will examine the high level (cryptography theory, data access policy development and security program management) and low level (computer forensics, network intrusion detection and incident handling) practical aspects of computer security.
They will also develop skills in identifying appropriate applications for specific scenarios, with an understanding of cultural and ethical issues related to protecting individual rights.
Minimum English language entry requirements
Language Testing System (IELTS)
(no individual band below 6.0)
|Test of English as a
Foreign Language (TOEFL)
|79 (band minimum W-21,
L-13, R-13, S-18)
|SPM 1119 English||C|
|GCE ‘A’ Level||E|
|GCE ‘O’ Level||C|
|GCE-A Level/ STPM/ (best of 3 subjects)||5|
|UEC (best of 5 selected subjects)||20|
|ATAR (WACE/ SACE/ HSC/ VCE/ AUSMAT/ SAM/ MUFY)||70|
Cut-off scores key:
GCE : General Certificate of Education
STPM : Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia
IB : International Baccalaureate
ATAR : Australian Tertiary Admission Rank – applicable to all Australian matriculation
HKDSE : Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education
India : Includes All India Senior School Certificate awarded by The Central Board of Secondary School Education (CBSE), Indian School Certificate (ISC) awarded by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), Higher School Certificate (HSC) awarded by one of the State Secondary School Boards. Certificates awarded by the CBSE and the CISCE are generally considered to represent a higher level of achievement than state certificates.
Sri Lanka : GCE ‘A’ level issued by the Department of Examinations
Score Conversion for Advanced level/GCE/GCSE:
Grades awarded from 2010 onwards: A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1
Grades awarded up to 2009: A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1
AS Levels equal half of that of an Advanced Level, e.g. 3 points for an A*, 2.5 points for an A (prior to 2010)
Subject Grades Conversion for STPM : A=5, A- =4, B+ =4, B=3, B- =2, C+ = 2, C=1
The following UEC subjects are included in the aggregate of best five subject:
• Mathematics • Advance Mathematics I • Advance Mathematics II • Biology • Chemistry • Physics • Business Studies • Bookkeeping and Accounts • Accounting
• Economics • History • Geography • Computing and Information Technology
Note: scores for individual prerequisites may be taken into consideration for assessment purposes.
Mathematics. Calculus is desirable.
• Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA)
• Australian Computer Society
Diploma applications will be treated on case to case basis.
• Cyber security analyst
• Forensic computer analyst
• Software developer
• IT analyst
• Web application developer
YEAR 1 SEMESTER 1
Object Oriented Program Design
Introduction to Software Engineering
Linear Algebra 1
Engineering Foundations – Principles and Communication
YEAR 1 SEMESTER 2
Unix and C Programming
Data Structures and Algorithms
Foundations of Computer Science
YEAR 2 SEMESTER 1
Fundamental Concepts of Cryptography
Fundamental Concepts of Data Security
YEAR 2 SEMESTER 2
Computer Graphics OR Penetration
Testing and Defence
2 Elective units
YEAR 3 SEMESTER 1
Capstone Computing Project 1
Human Computer Interface
Design and Analysis of Algorithms
Cyber Security Concepts
YEAR 3 SEMESTER 2
Capstone Computing Project 2
Cyber Crime and Security Enhanced Programming
Cyber Security – Intrusion Detection System and Incident Handling
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.