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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Area of Study

All areas of study information should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. The units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Information Technology component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Information Technology
Offered byCaulfield School of Information Technology
Course coordinatorDr Maria Indrawan


In this major students study a range of technologies such as network administration, operating systems, web systems development, authentication, cryptography, information and network security, identity management and trusted software systems. Graduates from this major will have a strong grounding in information system security methods and will be prepared for careers in areas such as wireless and connected network security management, application security analysis, design and implementation and security solutions management. The major includes study in information systems security, network security, software security, privacy and the law, risk analysis and threat modeling risk management.


To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems with a major in security, students must complete the course requirements outlined below.

Compulsory units

Level one
Level two
Level three
  • FIT3031 Information and network security
  • FIT3047 Industrial experience project (part 1)
  • FIT3048 Industrial experience project (part 2)
  • FIT3056 Secure and trusted software systems
  • FIT3105 Identity management

Further Information Technology units

Students take six points of level three Information Technology units offered by the Faculty of Information Technology.

Elective units

Students complete 36 points of electives, of which no more than 24 points may be taken at level one; the remaining units must be at level two or three. These electives may be taken from within the Faculty of Information Technology or from any other faculty of Monash University.

Relevant Courses

  • 3334 Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems
  • 3906 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems