Course Title: Industry Linkage Project

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Industry Linkage Project

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


145H Mathematical & Geospatial Sciences


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016


City Campus


171H School of Science


Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 2 2021,
Sem 1 2022,
Sem 2 2022,
Sem 1 2023

Course Coordinator: Geetika Verma and Amy Corman

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925

Course Coordinator Email:;

Course Coordinator Availability: By email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Enforced prerequisite:

INTE1130 Industry Awareness Project

Course Description

INTE1130 Industry Awareness Project is the initial component of a 24-credit point capstone sequence. The subsequent component is INTE1131 Industry Linkage Project. 
Both capstone courses build on the capabilities acquired during your previous and concurrent studies within MC159 Master of Cybersecurity 
Cybersecurity professionals are routinely required to access, investigate, synthesise and critically assess the quality and relevance of information, generate solutions to problems and devise a variety of implementation strategies. 
In INTE1130 Industry Awareness Project you will have conducted a substantial literature based project on a contemporary industry cybersecurity that demonstrated elements of research and inquiry. INTE1131 Industry Linkage Project provides the opportunity to implement the ideas that were researched in INTE1130 and further engage with an industry partner. This implementation phase may vary across projects but could take the form of writing an instructional manual or handbook and/or code development and associated tasks for an industry partner. An industry representative should be identified to discuss the focus of your work and its relevance to that industry. Your project may take the form of a work placement with your Industry Partner. 
This course includes a Work Integrated Learning component in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience 

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for MC159 Master of Cyber Security:

International Orientation and Strategic Thinking

• Graduates will have a strategic and practical overview of the issues in information security and assurance.

Critical Analysis and Problem Solving

In this area graduates will possess the ability to
• Evaluate information security risks across diverse service settings including the Internet and WWW based commerce systems, high bandwidth digital communications and funds transfer services,
• Undertake professional careers or postgraduate research in information security or other IT related fields, acquiring the required information needed to identify real world solutions to real world information security problems.


• Graduates will have the ability to communicate both technical and non-technical material in a range of forms (written, electronic, graphic, oral) and to tailor the style and means of communication to different audiences.

Ethical Values

• Graduates will exhibit an ability to appreciate the ethical considerations that inform judgments and decision making in academic and professional settings.

Self-Management, Teamwork and Leadership

• Graduates will possess the ability to work effectively within and potentially as a leader of an interdisciplinary team.

Capabilities developed in this course build on those developed in INTE1130 Industry Awareness Project. On completion of the course, you should be able to: 

  1. Argue and demonstrate the importance of clear written communication in the cybersecurity industry discriminate between commenting on and copying of information;
  2. Critically assess current cybersecurity practices using a range of sources, and recognise that different practices will suit different situations.
  3. Use a variety of information and information sources for decision making and problem solving
  4. Present, in a professional manner, written and oral reports on the topic under consideration, possibly to an industry audience; 
  5. Apply your investigative and reporting skills to the implementation of evidence-based solutions to real world situations 
  6. Apply aspects of project management practices and team dynamics to support a team to complete a project.  


Overview of Learning Activities

You will continue to work with the team from the INTE1130 Industry Awareness Project (unless there are extenuating circumstances). You will attend regular meetings with your team and project mentor to maintain the necessary focus on the project. Teams are required to use project management practices to plan tasks and record progress. You will need to engage with an industry partner to provide guidance on the relevance of your topic and proposed solution.  Your project may take the form of a work placement with your industry partner. 

Canvas will be used for communication and assessment submissions throughout. 

Teams are expected to initiate meetings with their mentor and industry partner at mutually agreed intervals

Overview of Learning Resources

You will be expected to access subject material from a variety of external sources, including including academic sources, news sources, company blogs and government publications.  
Your mentor may support you in finding suitable sources for your project 
All sources must be cited in your final report, so start building your bibliography early.  
Where available, you may be able to source industry or company-specific data from your industry partner. 

Overview of Assessment

Note: This course has no hurdle requirements. 

Assessment Tasks:

Assessment Task 1:Project proposal,  plans and progress reports and drafts 
Weighting 25% 
This assessment task supports CLO  1, 5, 6 

Assessment Task 2: Formal written final report 
Weighting 50% 
This assessment task supports CLOs 1-6 

Assessment Task 3: Reflection and Peer review 
Weighting 15% 
This assessment task supports CLO 4, 6 

Assessment Task 4: Presentation of findings to peers 
Weighting 10%  
This assessment supports CLOs 4, 5, 6