Courses & Units

CyberSecurity and Ethical Hacking KIT112

Hobart, Launceston


This unit gives an introduction to the risks and threats to computer systems and some of the countermeasures that can be put in place to minimise them. Students will develop an understanding of the ethical and privacy issues relating to the security of computer systems and the professional code of conduct. This unit is also an introduction to ethical hacking which is attempting to penetrate secure systems in order to demonstrate vulnerability so that steps can be taken to mitigate risk. Students will develop an understanding of some of the techniques that can be employed to evaluate the security of, and defend against threats to, computer systems and networks through physical and electronic means.


Unit name CyberSecurity and Ethical Hacking
Unit code KIT112
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Technology, Environments and Design
Discipline Information & Communication Technology

Mira Park

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,402.00 029901

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Teaching Pattern

Lecture - 1 x 110 minutes weekly and Tutorial - 1 x 110 minutes weekly (tutorials are mandatory)


50% exam, 50% in-semester (2 practical tests 15% each, report 20%)

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