CYBER 7102A - Cyber Security Industry Project Part A

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2021

This is a project course giving students the chance to conduct applied research in a real world cyber security problem domain. As part of the project students will present their work to an audience and write a major report detailing their results. The project is conducted individually under the guidance of an academic supervisor and may also involve an industrial partner. Project topics vary from year to year depending on staff and industry supervisor availability.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code CYBER 7102A
    Course Cyber Security Industry Project Part A
    Coordinating Unit Computer Science
    Term Semester 2
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Contact Up to 2 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites COMMGMT 7023 and either (COMMGMT 7024 or COMMGMT 7026) or (COMP SCI 7308 or COMP SCI 7307)
    Restrictions Available only to students in the Master of Cyber Security
    Assessment Milestone presentations and reports
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Yuval Yarom

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how the technical practice and the governance, management and policy implications of Cyber Security must work together in industry contexts.
    2. Use the principles of Cyber Security within real-world contexts, in an area of specialisation.
    3. Research and critically evaluate data, materials and technology in the context of the governance, management and policy of Cyber Security.
    4. Adopt professional attitudes, standards, values and best practice from research and industry.
    5. Use strong interpersonal skills to enable effective communication with a range of audiences.
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Deep discipline knowledge
    • informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
    • acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
    • accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    Teamwork and communication skills
    • developed from, with, and via the SGDE
    • honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
    • encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    Intercultural and ethical competency
    • adept at operating in other cultures
    • comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
    • able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
    • demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
    Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
    • a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
    • open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
    • able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

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    Learning Activities Summary

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  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment Task Weighting (%) Individual / Group Formative / Summative Hurdle Criteria Learning outcomes CBOK Alignment**
    Project proposal 20 Individual Summative 1,2,4 1.1, 1.2
    Mid-term progress report and/or presentation 20 Individual Summative 1,2,4 1.1, 1.2, 4.1, 4.3
    Final report, including literature review and appropriate methodological analysis and/or software artefacts. 60 Individual Summative Min 40% 1,2,4 1.1, 1.2, 4.1, 4.3, 5.1, 5.4
    Total 100

    This assessment breakdown complies with the University's Assessment for Coursework Programs Policy.

    **CBOK is the Core Body of Knowledge for ICT Professionals defined by the Australian Computer Society. The alignment in the table above corresponds with the following CBOK Areas:

    1. Problem Solving
      1.1 Abstraction
      1.2 Design
    2.  Professional Knowledge
      2.1 Ethics
      2.2 Professional expectations
      2.3 Teamwork concepts & issues
      2.4 Interpersonal communications
      2.5 Societal issues
      2.6 Understanding of ICT profession
    3. Technology resources
      3.1 Hardware & Software
      3.2 Data & information
      3.3 Networking
    4. Technology Building
      4.1 Programming
      4.2 Human factors
      4.3 Systems development
      4.4 Systems acquisition
    5. ICT Management
      5.1 IT governance & organisational
      5.2 IT project management
      5.3 Service management 
      5.4 Security management
    Assessment Related Requirements
    Students are required to achieve at least 40% of the available marks for the final report as well as a grade of 50% overall to pass the course.
    Assessment Detail

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    Submission of project proposal, mid-term progress report and/or presentation slides, and final report must be made via MyUni.

    Late Penalties
    Failure to submit an assessment item on time or by the agreed extension deadline will result in penalties. For each day or part-day that an assignment is late, the maximum mark that can be awarded is reduced by 25%.

    Any request for an extension of time for the submission of an assessment item should be made well before the due date (at least 12 hours in advance) to the Course Coordinator. Normally, extensions will only be granted for a maximum of two weeks from the original assignment submission date. Extensions will only be granted in cases of genuine extenuating circumstances and evidence, such as a medical certificate, must be provided.

    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    NOG (No Grade Associated)
    Grade Description
    CN Continuing

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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