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 CSCI369
Subject Name Ethical Hacking
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites CSIT115 and CSCI251 and 12cp @ 200 level CSIT/CSCI
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence None.
Assessment Labs and practical assessments (group): 25% Assignments (individual): 25% Final exam: 50%
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
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
329-Bachelor of Economics and Finance-Bachelor of Laws
336-Bachelor of Science (Psychology) - Bachelor of Laws
340-Bachelor of Arts - 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
776-Bachelor of Computer Science - Bachelor of Laws
778-Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology-Bachelor of Laws
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 Spring  (24-07-2017 to 16-11-2017)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 2 hr lec, 2hr lab
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Joonsang Baek
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Joonsang Baek
Instance Comment No lab in first week
Census Date 31-08-2017

Subject Description
This subject introduces the use of hacking skills for defensive purposes. The subject develops critical thinking and troubleshooting skills. It aims to re-purpose tools and resources to acquire more out of them in order to discover entirely new things, which will be useful for other purposes. It develops the students ability to think outside the box and learn new skills. The subject prepares students for the ethical hacking certification.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Utilise appropriate ethical hacking tools.
2. Conduct footprinting and reconnaissance.
3. Use sniffers and social engineering.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of the use of malware in the context of ethical hacking.
5. Use penetration testing and other mechanisms to identify weaknesses in systems.

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