Courses & Units

Network Security Techniques and Technology KIT711

Hobart, Launceston



This course will introduce you to a range of principles, concepts and technologies in network security. As a field it is constantly increasing in importance with it being a consideration for most companies with web presence, or a private network that is connected to the Internet.

In this unit students will spend time in lectures learning about the technologies used to secure networks of various sizes against a range of different attacks. Some of these will be explored in tutorials also, however, a sizeable portion of the tutorial time will also comprise gaining some practical experience with security tools undertaking penetration testing.

Elementary networking and security topics will be covered to set the scene before we go into depth on network security. Security Policies, Cryptographic protocols and network infrastructure are the main focus points of this unit as we learn how to defend networks from attack.


Unit name Network Security Techniques and Technology
Unit code KIT711
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Technology, Environments and Design
Discipline Information & Communication Technology

Mira Park

Teaching staff

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 31/5/2020 31/5/2020

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,402.00 029999

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Teaching Pattern

2hr lecture, 2hr workshops


40% 2hr exam, 60% in-semester (2 assignments and a mid semester test all worth 20% each)

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