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

Course Coordinator: Dr Joanne Hall

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2511

Course Coordinator 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 research sequence. The subsequent component is INTE1131Industry Linkage Project.
Both capstone courses build on the capabilities acquired during your previous and concurrent studies within MC159 Master of Applied Science (Information Security and Assurance).
Information security 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 industry-oriented project that demonstrated elements of research and enquiry. 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 the particular industry. An industry representative should be identified to discuss the focus of your work and its relevance to that industry. There may also be an opportunity to do an internship with an Information Security 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

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 report writing in the information security industry;
2. Write a report to industry standards;
3. Present, in a professional manner, written and oral reports on the topic under consideration, possibly to an industry audience;
4. Apply your investigative and reporting skills to the implementation of evidence-based solutions to real world situations encountered in your current or potential professional information security role.
5. Work in pairs or groups, allocate work and be able to arrive at compatible workloads and percentage allocations.
6. Discriminate between commenting on and copying of information.

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for MC159 Master of Applied Science (Information Security and Assurance):

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.

Overview of Learning Activities

You will continue to work with the team partner (or partners) chosen in INTE1130 Industry Awareness Project (unless there are extenuating circumstances). You will attend regular meetings with your team and project supervisor to maintain the necessary focus on the project. Teams will be required to schedule meetings, maintain logs of meetings, allocate work among themselves and finally arrive at a consensual percentage allocation of the final report. Your team will also meet regularly with your identified industry partner if you have one.
Canvas will be used for team communications and submissions throughout.

Teams are expected to initiate meetings with their supervisor(s) at mutually agreed intervals. Each student is expected to spend 9-10 hours per week working during semester on their project in close consultation with their team members.

Overview of Learning Resources

You will be expected to access subject material from a variety of external sources, including material on the Internet. The Internet will be the most important source for academic, technical and white papers and you will be required to use this as a learning resource on a regular basis.
Appropriate references, to be accessed from the library or elsewhere, will be used in this course.
Where available, you may be able to source industry or company-specific data from your industry supervisor.

Overview of Assessment

☒This course has no hurdle requirements.

Assessment Tasks:

Early Assessment Task:  Project proposal and update and identification of industry partner (at end of INTE1130, previous semester)
Weighting 5%
This assessment task supports CLO  1, 4

Assessment Task 2: Progress reports
Weighting 10%
This assessment task supports CLO  1, 4

Assessment Task 3: Draft report and formal written final report
Weighting 60%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1-6

Assessment Task 4: Demonstrable participation in team and peer review
Weighting 5%
This assessment task supports CLO 3, 5

Assessment Task 5: Presentation of findings to peers
Weighting 20% 
This assessment supports CLOs 3, 5