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What will I learn?


The programme aims to provide students with the practical and theoretical dimensions of IT security across a range of fundamental areas, such as network security and vulnerability assessment, information security, digital forensics, wireless device security and database security. Students will achieve a solid grounding in conventional computer and network security concepts and skills. In addition, the programme is designed to meet the changing landscape of secure computing which involves not only computers but also telecommunications networks and network enabled devices such as smartphones and tablet devices.


Applying comprehensive knowledge of concepts, principles and techniques in the cyber security discipline;
Exploring various digital technologies and cyber security software tools for assessing and evaluating cyber security information; and
High-quality teaching delivered by specialist staff through a variety of teaching methods and activities.

Computing and Security at ECU

ECU is recognised as a leader in cyber security. Our computing and security courses offer a range of majors to choose from, studying in world class facilities. Our cyber security research and education team is one of the best in Australia and highly respected globally. ECU has been recognised by the Australian Federal Government as one of just two Academic Centres of Cyber Security Excellence in Australia, and the only one in Western Australia. ECU plays a key role in the $139 million Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre, which has its Head Office at the ECU Joondalup Campus. Developing the best computing skills In the latest QILT survey, ECU was ranked Australia’s top university for undergraduate skills development in the Computing and Information Systems discipline.

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
For Year 1 entry: HK $180,000 For Year 2 entry: HK $125,000
Start date

Expected September 2022


HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKU SPACE)

6/F, United Centre, 95 Queensway, Admiralty,

(Exit D, Admiralty MTR Station),

Islands, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Island

Entry requirements

For international students

1. For entry to Year 1, applicants shall:

i) have an aggregate of 15 points in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE), Made up of the best 5 subjects with a minimum of 2 core subjects, all at level 3 or above, and excluding any category B subjects; or

ii) hold an equivalent academic qualification approved by Edith Cowan University.

2. For direct entry to Year 2, applicants shall hold:

i) a Higher Diploma in Information Security / Higher Diploma in Information Technology / an Associate Degree of Engineering (Computer Science Theme / Computer Engineering Theme) awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE; or

ii) an equivalent academic qualification approved by Edith Cowan University.

Applicants in 1 ii) and 2 ii) shall demonstrate English proficiency if their first language is not English with:

i) GCE O levels at Grade C; or

ii) an overall IELTS 6.0 with no individual band less than 6.0; or

iii) a score of 550 in the paper-based TOEFL; or

iv) other evidence of English language proficiency accepted by Edith Cowan University.


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