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Y14 Bachelor of Counter Terrorism Security and Intelligence

The changing nature of threats requires an understanding of the complex issues involved in countering the menace that is modern terrorism. This degree brings together the key aspects of national and international security with an emphasis on terrorism, security and intelligence gathering, analysis and utilisation.


By studying the core elements of terrorism, security and intelligence in the foundation year, students will be able to undertake specialised study in how to counter the terrorist threat, apply intelligence gathering techniques, think critically, analyse, and understand criminal motivation. Students will learn to utilise suitable technology to secure assets, protect critical and national infrastructure, and employ security management techniques to achieve desired security outcomes.


Graduates from this degree can access careers in national security, defence, intelligence, government, policing and law enforcement, homeland security, justice, criminology, critical infrastructure protection, threat and risk assessment, security consultancy, corporate intelligence, counter terrorism, and security analysis.


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.

Unit of study location is dependent on selected major.
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) made up of 240 credit points (16 core units) and a supporting major of 120 credit points (8 units). The supporting major areas of study offered are Security Management, Computer Security, Criminology, Politics and Government. Alternatively students can complete a minor in Psychology with two electives.

(All core units)
Semester 1
SCY1101 Security and Risk Management 15
CSI2102 Information Security 15
SCY1130 Terrorism and International Security 15
CSG1132 Communicating in an IT Environment 15
Semester 2
SCY1117 Intelligence Foundations 15
CSI2104 Introduction to Information Warfare 15
SCY1103 Physical Security 15
PSY1101 Introduction to Psychology 15
At the end of year one, students select one of five major streams.
Semester 1
SCY2112 Counterterrorism 15
SCY3119 Critical Infrastructure Protection 15
2 major units
Semester 2
SCY2120 Applied Intelligence 15
LAW2600 Terrorism and the Law 15
2 major units
Semester 1
SCY3107 Intelligence Analysis 15
SCY3507 Contemporary Approaches to Counter Terrorism 15
2 major units
Semester 2
SCY3506 Counter Intelligence 15
SCY3508 Radicalism and Political Extremism 15
2 major units
MAAAAFSecurity Management Major
MAAAHRComputer Security Major
MAAAAUCriminology Major
MAAAEUPolitics and Government Major
MIAADMPsychology Minor
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 12/07/2011 VET: 12/07/2011