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E72 Bachelor of Science (Security)


This is a three year full-time (or part-time equivalent) program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree.


The Bachelor of Science (Security) course is designed to develop knowledge and skills in security management, risk management and security technologies necessary for employment in such areas as: government security, private sector security, strategic critical facilities, security consultancies, retail security, financial institutions security, corporate security, and major security organisations.


The course emphasises security risk and the function and management of security technology in the protection of assets, and is supported by appropriate studies in law and ethics. Graduates will be well equipped for a career in the security industry.


Standard University admission requirements apply.

This course is available on Joondalup Campus.

Some minor sets may be based on the Mt Lawley 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.

Some minor sets may not be offered off-campus.


The course structure is set out below, which includes the 14 unit Security Science major, a prescribed minor set of 6 units and 4 electives.


A minor is a recognised package of units that consists of six prescribed units. Due to the diverse nature of Security Science, there are many possible and suitable minor sets. Please contact the Course Coordinator for suitable minor sets.


Semester 1
SCY1101 Security and Risk Management 15
SCY1103 Physical Security 15
Minor or Elective
Minor or Elective
Semester 2
CSI2102 Information Security 15
SCY1108 Building Management Systems 15
Minor or Elective
Minor or Elective
Semester 1
SCY2111 Intrusion Detection Systems 15
SCY2302 Facility Management 2 15
Minor or Elective
Minor or Elective
Semester 2
SCY2212 Security Risk 15
SCY2402 Industrial Security Procedures 15
Minor or Elective
Minor or Elective
Semester 1
SCY3213 Access Control Systems 15
SCY3214 CCTV and Imaging Systems 15
SCY3215 Security Project 1 15
Minor or Elective
Semester 2
SCY3117 Security in Government 15
SCY3207 Security Project 2 15
SCY3302 Management of the Security Function 15
Minor or Elective
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: 15/03/2012 VET: 15/03/2012