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Y06 Bachelor of Science (Security)

The course is designed to develop knowledge and skills in security science, risk management and security technologies. The course emphasises the study of security as an applied science.

Students will undertake study in facilities management, critical infrastructure protection, access control, CCTV and imaging, intrusion detection, physical security, national security networks and systems resilience. These topics are further explored in the final year capstone project, where students apply their unique skill sets to authentic security science projects.

Graduates will be well equipped for a career in the following sectors of the security industry: government, defence, law enforcement, justice, critical infrastructure protection, consultancy, corporate, financial, resources, aviation, maritime, border protection, customs and research.



Students whose performance over the three years of the course is of a high standard may be eligible to enter to the Honours degree.



Overseas students may be admitted to the course subject to the University’s fee scale and admission requirements.


The language of instruction is English and all students are expected to be proficient in both spoken and written English. All assessment will be conducted in the English language.


Standard university entry requirements apply.

Students who have completed a TAFE Diploma, Polytechnic Diploma or its equivalent in an allied field may be admitted with advanced standing. Some students may be eligible for recognition of prior learning, subject to approval.

This course is available on Joondalup Campus.
This course is available by Full-time, or Part-time mode.
This course is available in the following modes of delivery - On-campus, and Online.

Students are required to complete 360 credit points (24 units as specified in the structure).

Semester 1
SCY1101 Security and Risk Management 15
SCY1103 Physical Security 15
CSI1101 Computer Security 15
SCY1106 Professional Reporting for Security 15
Semester 2
SCY1108 Building Management Systems 15
SCY1110 Investigations, Security and Science 15
SCY1112 Forensic Examination Techniques 15
SCY1117 Intelligence Foundations 15
Semester 1
SCY2111 Intrusion Detection Systems 15
CSG2305 Computer Forensics 15
SCY2106 Aviation Security 15
SCY2203 Testing Methodologies for Security Technologies 15
Semester 2
CSI2102 Information Security 15
SCY2120 Applied Intelligence 15
SCY2212 Security Risk 15
SCY2402 Industrial Security Procedures 15
Semester 1
SCY3120 System Resilience 15
SCY3213 Access Control Systems 15
SCY3214 CCTV and Imaging Systems 15
SCY3215 Security Project 1 15
Semester 2
SCY3117 Security in Government 15
SCY3119 Critical Infrastructure Protection 15
SCY3302 Management of the Security Function 15
SCY3207 Security Project 2 15
Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)
For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes, Graduate Attributes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website:

Last Updated - Higher Education: 31/03/2010 VET: 31/03/2010