Bachelor of Computer Science (Digital Systems Security)
Developed and awarded by University of Wollongong, Australia.
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This programme provides knowledge, strategic thinking, research and communication skills.
You learn advanced security programming and techniques, and understand strategies in information protection and coding, to ensure correctness, security and data authenticity.
Fight cyber-crime with digital security skills
Cyber-crime is a serious threat for any organisation whose online system has to offer convenient access to legitimate users, and yet be secure enough to stop hackers and thieves.
With knowledge and skill learned from this Digital Systems Security programme, you will be highly sought after by most organisations, to help boost their security.
Australian Computer Society (ACS)
The ACS has mutual recognition of qualifications with:
- Singapore Computer Society
- International Federation of Information Processing
- South East Asia Regional Computer Confederation
- Malaysia National Computer Confederation
- Seoul Accord – mutual recognition between ABEEK (Korea), ABET (US), BCS (UK), CIPS (Canada), HKIE (HK and China), IEET (Taiwan), JABEE (Japan)
Study Opportunities (offered at UOW Australia)
Students in the UOW programme at SIM are eligible to transfer to the Wollongong campus but subject to separate application and enrolment process. Graduates can apply to enrol in the Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) programme at Wollongong campus.
- e-Security Manager, providing secured access to enterprise information over the Web from both inside and outside corporate networks for e-commerce enterprises
- Cryptographer, developing strong encryption products for Internet communication in business, financial institutions, government and other major organisations
- Database security administrator, ensuring identification and authentication for a wide range of corporations
- Software Architect or Entrepreneur for e-Security businesses
- Designer and developer of secured hardware systems for financial services, defence, government and media.
The programme is taught in Singapore, with UOW academics teaching in the final year
Mode of Delivery
The course is intensive and demanding but rewarding and achievable. Classes include face-to-face lectures, tutorials and lab sessions.
All lectures, tutorials and lab classes are in 3-hour blocks, 7-10pm.
Intensive lectures in the final year are delivered in a continuous block of seven days for each subject, and occasionally will be held on Saturday.
Students typically study two subjects in one session.
CSCI103 Algorithms and Problem Solving *
CSCI114 Procedural Programming *
CSCI124 Applied Programming*
STAT131 Understanding Variation and Uncertainty*
MATH121 Discrete Mathematics *
CSCI110 Introduction to W3 Technologies
ECTE182 Internet Technology
CSCI203 Algorithms and Data Structures
CSCI204 Object and Generic Programming in C++*
CSCI212 Interacting Systems *
CSCI222 Systems Development *
IACT201 Professional Practice and Ethics
CSCI235 Database Systems *
CSCI205 Software Development Methods & Tools
CSCI213 Java Programming & Applications
* Core subjects
CSCI319 Distributed Systems and Cloud Computing
CSCI262 Systems Security
CSCI322 Systems Administration
CSCI358 Security Engineering
CSCI361 Cryptography and Secure Applications
CSCI368 Network Security
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Maximum 3 times the duration for completion under a standard full-time load, subject to meeting ongoing course progression rules.
Minimum Class Size
Minimum class size to commence: 24 students. Students will be informed 1 month before class starts.
- 3 GCE ‘A’ level / 3 H2 passes plus 1 H1 pass with a minimum aggregate of 9 points where A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1 (for H1 apply half the value)*
- Diploma: 3-year diploma from local polytechnic or its equivalent.
*Minimum Aggregate scores in the qualifications mentioned are required for entry and will be assessed by UOW.
Applicants may be admitted to different credit exemptions based on their academic results.
Standard Entry (3 years) : S$33,384.00 for 23 modules, payable over 12 semesters
Year 1: 8 modules
Year 2: 8 modules
Fee per module: S$1070.00
Year 3: 6 modules
Fee per module: S$2033.00
Final Year Project: 1 module
Fee per module: S$4066.00
Course fee based on credit exemptions
0.5 Year credit exemption : S$29,104.00 for 19 modules, payable over 10 semesters
1 Year credit exemption : S$24,824.00 for 15 modules, payable over 8 semesters
1.5 Year credit exemption : S$20,544.00 for 11 modules, payable over 6 semesters
All fees inclusive of prevailing GST. (exclusive of text books)
Scholarships & Awards
Centre for Strategic Infocomm Technologies (CSIT) for final year,
Info-communications Development Authority of Singapore (IDA)
Exemptions are normally granted automatically to students with relevant background.
Exemptions are normally granted automatically to students with relevant background. Block exemptions may be granted to students with relevant diplomas from the local polytechnics and universities.
All modules previously studied will be evaluated and compared with the requirements of the student’s programme of study and a block exemption granted where appropriate.
To obtain maximum credit exemption, applicants must have GPA of 2.0 or more (out of 4.0). Applicants with GPA below 2.0 will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
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Average teacher-student ratio 1:31
Assessment & Exams
Students are normally assessed by continuous assessments in the following form:
- Class tests
- Laboratory exercises
- Practical laboratory tests
- Tutorial exercises
Some assignments and presentations will be group-based. Assessment may have minimum achievement requirement necessary to pass the subject. Most modules have a final examination at the end of semester.
Students are to pass all subjects within the current year of study before proceeding to the next year of study. For modules with pre-requisites, students may be required to meet the pre-requisites before undertaking the modules.
Local students: 80%
Award & Graduation
The Bachelor of Computer Science (Digital Systems Security) contain common subjects for Year 1 and 2 plus a 48-credit point programme in the final year which consists of 6 coursework subjects each worth 6 credit points and a final project worth 12 credit points.
On successful completion, graduates receive the Bachelor of Computer Science (Digital Systems Security) awarded by the University of Wollongong.