Course Title: Cyber Security for Industrial Networks

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Cyber Security for Industrial Networks

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

Please note that this course may have compulsory in-person attendance requirements for some teaching activities.

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


520T Future Technologies


Sem 1 2022,
Sem 1 2023

Course Coordinator: Amita Iyer

Course Coordinator Phone: +61399258311

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: RMIT City Campus

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This unit aims to develop skills and knowledge required to analyse cyber security requirements of an industrial network.

The students understand the most common threats, attacks and vulnerabilities. Conduct end-to-end security assessments of IIoT systems, recommend and configure threat mitigation measures to minimize the risk in the IIoT solutions and networks.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following program learning outcomes:


1.3. In depth practical knowledge and skills within specialist sub-disciplines of the practice area.

1.4. Discernment of engineering developments within the practice area.

1.5. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the practice area. 

2.1. Application of established technical and practical methods to the solution of well-defined engineering problems.

2.2. Application of technical and practical techniques, tools and resources to well defined engineering problems. 

3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.

3.3. Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.

On completion of this course you should be able to:


  1. Describe the confidentiality, availability, integrity and cyber-security requirements for industrial/plant network operations
  2. Configure Layer 2 switches to secure operations within an industrial network
  3. Configure network devices, servers, gateways, VPN and Firewalls to connect an industrial network to cloud and external devices
  4. Identify security vulnerabilities, types of cyber-attacks and associated risks in an Industrial network
  5. Deploy appropriate security measures to securely operate an industrial network
  6. Secure data transmission between industrial networks, cloud services and external devices




Overview of Learning Activities

The learning activities included in this course are:


  • attendance at lectures where syllabus material will be presented and explained, and the subject will be illustrated with demonstrations and examples;
  • completion of tutorial questions, laboratory exercises and control system projects designed to give further practice in the application of theory and procedures, and to give feedback on student progress and understanding;
  • completion of written and practical assignments consisting of control programming problems and process control techniques which requiring an integrated understanding of the subject matter; and

private study, working through the course as presented in classes and learning materials, and gaining practice at solving conceptual and numerical problems

Overview of Learning Resources

You will be able to access course information and learning materials through the course CANVAS. Your

course CANVAS will give you access to important course-related information such as announcements, staff contact details, online lecture notes and exercises, tutorials, assignment, and other learning resources. Access to CANVAS will be instructed in details in the course introduction session.

You are advised to check your student e-mail account daily for important announcements.

Overview of Assessment

This course has no hurdle requirements.
☐ All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching).

this task assesses the following course learning outcomes:

Assessment 1: Presentation

Weighting towards final grade (%): 5

PLO 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 3.2
CLO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Assessment 2: Case Study
Weighting towards final grade (%): 40
this task assesses the following course learning outcomes:
PLO 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 3.2
CLO 1, 4, 5

Assessment 3: Practical Assignment
Weighting towards final grade (%): 40

Mid Term Test : 15 Final Test: 25
this task assesses the following course learning outcomes:
PLO 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 3.2, 3.3
CLO 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Assessment 4: Quiz

Weighting towards final grade (%): 15

PLO 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 3.2

CLO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5