COMMGMT 7030A - Cyber Security Industry Project (Management) Part A

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2021

This is a project course giving students the chance to conduct applied research in a real world cyber security problem domain within the management stream. 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 COMMGMT 7030A
    Course Cyber Security Industry Project (Management) Part A
    Coordinating Unit Management
    Term Semester 1
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Contact Up to 2 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Assumed Knowledge COMPSCI 7308
    Restrictions Available only to students in the Master of Cyber Security Management
    Assessment Milestone presentations and reports
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Cate Jerram

    Course Timetable

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

    As an industry project, this is timetabled privately between the Course Coordinator, the industry client, the Supervisor/s and the student.
  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how the human & organisational aspects of Cyber Security - particularly governance, management, policy and ethical implications - must work together with the technical aspects, in industry contexts.
    2. Use the principles of Cyber Security within real-world contexts, in an area of specialisation in human and organisational aspects of Cyber Security.       
    3. Research and critically evaluate data, materials and technology in the context of the governance, management, policy and ethics 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

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  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    For the courses COMMGMT 7030A and B (which are the first and second part of a single project), each student needs

    • an industry partner/sponsor (host business) that can provide
      • a relevant project of value to the industry partner organisation
      • an industry supervisor ('boss') in the industry partner organisation
    • an academic supervisor (provided by the School).
    Note: it is possible to conduct a project in an organisation where you already work or have worked (ie: with a past or current employer). However, if you do so, the project undertaken must entail different work and outcomes than your employed position.

    It is strongly recommended that each student determines both the type of project that interests them and the industry they would like to work in. For instance:
    • (industry) if you hope to work in cybersecurity in the health sector, you ideally want a related project with a health sector business, rather than a project with a retail business
    • (the type of project) if you would like your project to be in Policy Development, it won't be useful to have a host organisation that needs a project in employee cyber education...
    The most effective approach to this course is to determine desired project type and desired industry, then source your own project by approaching relevant businesses. If a student does not source their own industry partner and project, the School and Faculty will attempt to find a project for that student to undertake. however, there is no guarantee that the host organisation or the project provided will fall within the parameters of interest of the student.

    Industry projects must be approved by the academic supervisor (as adequately relevant and challenging to meet capstone requirements), as well as by the industry host organisation (as of value worth their investment of time and energy). The host organisation must designate a workplace supervisor for the project. The student will need to meet regularly with both the academic and the host supervisor.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

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    Learning Activities Summary

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  • Assessment

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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

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    Assessment Detail

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    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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