ELEC ENG 7070EX - Digital Security Estonia Study Tour - PG

External - Winter - 2024

A full time intensive study tour, 15-18 days in duration (including weekends) to be held in late June-early July in Tallinn, Estonia, and related locations for research students. This course develops super-disciplinary research skills related to cyber security topics through immersion in the digital society of Estonia, a post-soviet powerhouse in digital government and operational cyber security. Students have the opportunity to participate in active cyber security exercises of opportunity, visit and meet with senior government officials and leading cyber security research and development teams in the private sector, and develop written and oral research communication skills. The course consists of: - Immersion in the digital society of Estonia, visiting a number of historical and showcase exhibits to illustrate the evolution from a soviet republic to a leading e-Society with a strong cyber security sector - Meetings with leading government officials, the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, and private sector businesses, with a focus on cyber security at a nation-state level, and emphasis on hybrid warfare countermeasures - Participation in the Interdisciplinary Cyber Research (ICR)* student papers workshop, including a requirement to submit a competently written extended abstract, and if selected, to present that research at the workshop. - Participation in the annual Cyber Security Summer School*, organised by partner universities - Tallinn University of Technology and Tartu University * or equivalent event if these are not offered in any given year.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code ELEC ENG 7070EX
    Course Digital Security Estonia Study Tour - PG
    Coordinating Unit Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    Term Winter
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s External
    Units 3
    Contact Full time study tour 15-18 days inclusive of weekends. There are additional expenses associated with this tour which include airfares and participation fees set against a specific budget each year.
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Corequisites Students must be concurrently enrolled in a research course.
    Assumed Knowledge Students are expected to have a sufficient technical background to participate in this course. For example, COMP SCI 7039 or ELEC ENG 7083
    Course Description A full time intensive study tour, 15-18 days in duration (including weekends) to be held in late June-early July in Tallinn, Estonia, and related locations for research students.
    This course develops super-disciplinary research skills related to cyber security topics through immersion in the digital society of Estonia, a post-soviet powerhouse in digital government and operational cyber security. Students have the opportunity to participate in active cyber security exercises of opportunity, visit and meet with senior government officials and leading cyber security research and development teams in the private sector, and develop written and oral research communication skills.
    The course consists of:
    - Immersion in the digital society of Estonia, visiting a number of historical and showcase exhibits to illustrate the evolution from a soviet republic to a leading e-Society with a strong cyber security sector
    - Meetings with leading government officials, the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, and private sector businesses, with a focus on cyber security at a nation-state level, and emphasis on hybrid warfare countermeasures
    - Participation in the Interdisciplinary Cyber Research (ICR)* student papers workshop, including a requirement to submit a competently written extended abstract, and if selected, to present that research at the workshop.
    - Participation in the annual Cyber Security Summer School*, organised by partner universities - Tallinn University of Technology and Tartu University
    * or equivalent event if these are not offered in any given year.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Matthew Sorell

    Course Timetable

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

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    On conclusion of this study tour, students will be able to:
    - Discuss and critically analyse digital government ecosystems with reference to the Estonian digital government ecosystem
    - Demonstrate specific cyber security skills in a specialised area such as maritime systems, depending on the specific topic studied at the Tallinn University of Technology summer school
    - Demonstrate awareness and competency in cyber hygiene
    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)

    Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth

    Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.

    1, 2, 3

    Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving

    Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.

    1, 2, 3

    Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills

    Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.

    1, 2, 3

    Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness

    Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.

    1, 2, 3

    Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency

    Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.

    1, 2, 3

    Attribute 7: Digital capabilities

    Graduates are well prepared for living, learning and working in a digital society.

    1, 2, 3

    Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.

    1, 2, 3
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    See https://studyabroad.adelaide.edu.au/_portal/tds-program-brochure?programid=10400
    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    See https://studyabroad.adelaide.edu.au/_portal/tds-program-brochure?programid=10400
    Learning Activities Summary
    See https://studyabroad.adelaide.edu.au/_portal/tds-program-brochure?programid=10400
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    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
    This is an ungraded course. A reflective essay is required to demonstrate competencies.
    Assessment Related Requirements
    NA
    Assessment Detail
    NA
    Submission
    The reflective essay is expected to be submitted within one week of the return-to-Adelaide debrief, which is usually held in week 1 of semester 2.
    Course Grading

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

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    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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