ELEC ENG 7070EX - Digital Security Estonia Study Tour - PG
External - Winter - 2024
General Course Information
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 Coordinator: Dr Matthew Sorell
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesOn 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Attribute 7: Digital capabilities
Graduates are well prepared for living, learning and working in a digital society.
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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 ModesSee https://studyabroad.adelaide.edu.au/_portal/tds-program-brochure?programid=10400
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 SummarySee https://studyabroad.adelaide.edu.au/_portal/tds-program-brochure?programid=10400
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Assessment SummaryThis is an ungraded course. A reflective essay is required to demonstrate competencies.
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SubmissionThe 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.
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