Bachelor of Computer Science in Cyber Security
Embark on a career in the growing Cyber Security market with UOWD today
Information security is becoming an increasingly important aspect of information technology and has been identified as one of the strategic priorities globally to meet demands of law enforcement, national and state governments, and defense, security and finance industries.
With the advent of Internet of Things (IOT), both the public and private sectors are faced with new types of threats, new vulnerabilities, and hacking techniques and agents. The cyber security program will provide graduates with state-of-the-art skills to develop secure computers and computer networks, to ensure that the data stored and transmitted through them is protected from unauthorised access or to combat digital security threats and hazards.
Winter - January | Spring - April | Summer - July | Autumn - September
For full details about the degree requirements, visit the Bachelor of Computer Science program pages.
Prof Farhad Oroumchian
Associate Dean (Education)
BSc, National University of Iran, MSc, Sharif University of Technology, PhD, Syracuse University
Prof Oroumchian obtained a PhD from Syracuse University in New York. Prior to this, he received a Masters from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran and a Bachelors degree from the National University of Iran (since renamed Shahid Beheshti University)...
The growing importance of information security in the global economy has created a strong demand for specialists who can secure the information assets of commercial organisations. Graduates of this major enter professions such as:
- Network Security Engineer
- Cloud Security Engineer
- Identity and Access Management (IAM) engineer
- Security Architect
- Ethical Hacker
- Malware/ Forensics analyst
- Security Consultant
- Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
Australian Computer Society (ACS)
ACS promotes quality in ICT-related higher education to meet future industry needs. ACS sets graduate standards, drives improvements and refinements, and gives recognition to quality programs. ACS also ensures that new specialist courses build key skills for critical emerging fields.
Accreditation and Recognition
This program is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education and is fully recognised within the UAE, GCC nations and internationally for further education and employment in the private and public sectors.
In addition, the program is quality assured by UOW, which is registered with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), the national regulator of the higher education sector in Australia. UOWD graduates have the opportunity to exchange their UOWD degree for the equivalent UOW Australia degree after completion.
To qualify for award of the degree of Bachelor of Computer Science in Cyber security, a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 204 Credit Points (cp) which include General Education, Core and Major subjects as specified in tables below and elective subjects from the approved list to bring the total to 204cp. Students may not take more than 2 electives at 100 level. Students are also required to accrue an overall weighted average mark (WAM) of 50%.
|Subject code||Subject title||Credit points|
|MATH070*||Foundation Mathematics for Computing||6 cp|
|STAT131||Understanding Variation and Uncertainty||6 cp|
|CSIT111||Programming Fundamentals||6 cp|
|CSIT113||Problem Solving||6 cp|
|CSIT114||System Analysis||6 cp|
|CSIT115||Data Management & Security||6 cp|
|CSIT121||Object Oriented Design & Programming||6 cp|
|CSIT127||Networks & Communications||6 cp|
|CSIT128||Introduction to Web Technology||6 cp|
|CSIT212||Introduction to Computer Systems||6 cp|
|CSIT214||IT Project Management||6 cp|
|CSIT226||Human Computer Interaction||6 cp|
|CSCI203||Algorithms & Data Structures||6 cp|
|CSCI251||Advance Programming||6 cp|
|CSCI235||Database Systems||6 cp|
|MATH221||Mathematics for Computer Science||6 cp|
|CSIT314||Software Development Methodologies||6 cp|
*Challenge tests are available in MATH070. The tests are held in the first week of the semester and exemption from a subject will be granted on attaining a score of 60% or above.
Below subjects are approved as electives. Students may enroll in any subjects from any major as elective. A prior approval is required for enrolling in any other subjects not in this list.
|Subject code||Subject title||Credit points|
|CSCI236||3D Modeling and Animation||6 cp|
|CSCI322||Systems Administration||6 cp|
|CSCI323||Artificial Intelligence||6 cp|
|CSCI336||Computer graphics||6 cp|
|CSCI356||Game Engine Fundamentals||6 cp|
|CSCI358||Security Engineering||6 cp|
|CSCI366||Multimedia Computing||6 cp|
|CSCI370||Special Topics in Computer Science A||6 cp|
|CSCI376||Multicore and GPU Programming||6 cp|
|CSCI399||Internet Applications||6 cp|
|ECON100||Economic Essentials for Business||6 cp|
|ISIT201||Information and communication security||6 cp|
|ISIT204||Principles of e-Business||6 cp|
|ACCY111||Accounting Fundamentals in Society||6 cp|
|ACCY112||Accounting in Organizations||6 cp|
|MARK101||Marketing Principles||6 cp|
|MARK301||Internet Applications for Marketing||6 cp|
|MARK343||International Marketing||6 cp|
|MGNT110||Introduction to Management||6 cp|
|MGNT201||Organizational Behavior||6 cp|
|MGNT206||Human Resource Management||6 cp|
General Education (GED)
|Subject Code||Subject Title||Credit Points|
|GEDA010||Academic Language Skills||6|
|GEDB010||Research Language Skills||6|
|GED 020||Academic Study Skills 2||6|
|ARTS317||Muslim Societies Across the Ages||6|
|INE301||Fundamentals of Innovation and Entrepreneurship||6|
|One subject from Arabic Language *||6|
|One subject from UAE Studies **||6|
|* Options in Arabic Language|
|ARA101***||Arabic for Beginners 1A||6|
|ARA102***||Arabic for Elementary level users||6|
|** Options in UAE Studies|
|GEOG222||Society and Environment||6|
|IRAE135||UAE and International Relations||6|
***Challenge tests are available in ARA101/ARA102. The tests are held in the first week of the semester and exemption from a subject will be granted on attaining a score of 60% or above.
For students who enrolled prior to Autumn 2020, please refer to the following link