Subject Descriptions - Subject Information


Calendar: 2017 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
Department: School of Computing and Information Technology


Subject Information
Subject Code CSCI358
Subject Name Security Engineering
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites 12cp of 200-level CSCI subjects
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence None.
Assessment Final examination Assignments
General Subject Yes.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Course
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
351-Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775M-Course information not Found
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information Students should use the SMP OnLine Tutorial System (via SOLS) to enrol in Tutorial/laboratory groups for this subject. Once enrolments are open a link to the subject will appear in Tutorial Enrolments.

Subject Availability
Session DXB UG Spring  (05-02-2017 to 03-06-2017)
Campus Dubai
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Quota 25
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours  
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Halim Khelalfa
Rahul Bijlani
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Jun Shen
Instance Comment  
Census Date 28-02-2017

Subject Availability
Session SIM Session 2  (01-04-2017 to 08-06-2017)
Campus Singapore Institute of Management
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours  
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
 
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Casey Chow
Instance Comment  
Census Date 14-04-2017

Subject Availability
Session Summer 2017/2018  (04-12-2017 to 09-02-2018)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours  
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
 
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
 
Instance Comment  
Census Date 17-12-2017

Subject Description
This subject develops the skills and applies the knowledge necessary to identify and solve problems in the deployment of security systems. Topics include: Relationships among cryptographic techniques. Black, white and grey hat techniques. Authentication versus identification, Security policies for security administration. Security monitoring. E-commerce, bank security. File sharing and source control integrity. Legality of digital signatures, DRM, forensics, liability, copyright protection, internet censorship. Standards and RFCs. Security of deployed systems.


Extra Information
Generic Extra Information:
At the Wollongong campus, CSCI358 will only be taught every 2nd year (usually over Summer)starting from 2010.
Subject Objectives:
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to: 1. Select and apply appropriate fundamental cryptographic building blocks based on a critical analysis of an application scenario. 2. Demonstrate an appreciation of the role and significance of information security in society. 3. Interpret documents relating to standards, RFC’s and similar formal specifications of existing security systems. 4. Recognise the role of the law and due process in the development, deployment and management of security.

Textbook Information

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