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Cyber Security in Practice

Undergraduate | MAQ-PICX3011 | 2024

Previously MAQ-PICX311

Look at the motives and perpetrators of cybercrime. Explore how individuals and organisations face specific threats and examine the security measures to protect physical and digital access through people, infrastructure and computer systems. 

Study method
100% online
100% online
Enrol by
14 July 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks
Start dates
22 July 2024

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Cyber Security in Practice

About this subject

  • On successful completion of this subject, you will be able to:

    1. Integrate and analyse relevant theoretical and case-based literature to present a sustained, coherent and logical consideration to cybercrime and cyber security
    2. Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the key crime types and criminological issues which relate to cybercrime
    3. Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of threats to computer networks and physical infrastructure
    4. Critique and evaluate key security vulnerabilities of data storage infrastructure
    5. Apply advanced cyber hygiene practices to improve both personal and professional security

Entry requirements

Prior study

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

one of

Equivalent subjects

You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • MAQ-PICX311 (Not currently available)


50cp at 2000 level or above
NCCW (pre-2020 units)
PICT311, PICX311

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements -

    Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Bachelor of Security Studies

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Bachelor of Arts

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