Course Title: CyberSafety Project

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: CyberSafety Project

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


610P BUS Portfolio Office


Sem 2 2021

Course Coordinator: Dr Vindaya Senadheera

Course Coordinator Phone: NA

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 80, City Campus

Course Coordinator Availability: via email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course provides you with an overview of cyber security and focuses on identifying cyber security risks, cyber resilience and exploring continuity management issues.  

The course examines: data integrity; cyber-crime impact; risk identification and mitigation strategies; cyber security frameworks for differing business contexts; and communicating technical information to a range of audiences.  In addition, the course explores the motivation of hackers and social engineering will be discussed in the context of ethics and their place in cyber security. The course takes a project-based approach to investigating cyber security applications, where you will apply your disciplinary learning to a specific organisational context.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


On successful completion of this course you should be able to:

1.Identify the issues involved in the fields of cyber security, cyber safety, and cyber privacy, and explain how platforms can become weaponised

2. Understand the role of marketing in propagating direct and indirect messages to audiences

3. Utilise marketing principles and eSafety knowledge to plan and produce an awareness campaign on an aspect/s of cybersafety

4. Communicate outcomes to stakeholders, including peers, and deliver a persuasive presentation to articulate project findings

5. Incorporate feedback and reflection to enhance project outcomes.

Overview of Learning Activities

This course is delivered as a blend of face-to-face activities (such as: workshops, lectures and group- or industry-based tasks) and online learning. Learning will be focused around the completion of a 12-week project, which will be supported through in-class and online activities. This may include: project development activities; guest speakers/expert commentators; prescribed readings; researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; producing artefacts/ proposing solutions; seeking and providing peer feedback; and reflective praxis.

Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through MyRMIT Studies/Canvas. Class activities, recordings, notes and outcomes are posted on Canvas.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. Visit the RMIT library website for further details. Assistance is available online via our chat and email services, face to face at our campus libraries or via the telephone on (03) 9925 2020.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator and will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows.

Project Milestone 1: 15%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2

Project Milestone 2: 35%
Linked CLOs: 2, 3, 4

Delivery of Final Project: 50%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on progress, milestones and approaches, and by individual consultation.