Cyber Ethics

CYB70001 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • 1 Semester

Contact hours

  • Equivalent to 36 hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2024 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

26 Feb 24 - 26 May 24

2 Jul 24

Last self enrolment:
10 Mar 24

31 Mar 24

Last withdraw without fail:
12 Apr 24

Aims and objectives


This unit is designed to introduce the student to the ICT profession and the ethical, legal and professional obligations which must be met by people working in the cybersecurity field. These include recognition of and compliance with ethical standards, laws, governance, software design processes and project management, service management, acquisition and delivery, security management and human factors.
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
Objectives (Unit Learning Outcomes)
Students who successfully complete this Unit will be able to:
1. Develop an understanding of ethical and socio-technical challenges faced by an ICT professional, including human factors, accessibility and usability.
2. Evaluate the role of standards, codes of conduct and legislative/regulatory obligations on the level of professionalism of the ICT industry.
3. Review the roles and responsibilities of ICT professionals in organisations and society from a range of perspectives such as work-life balance, mentoring and life-long learning.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of the processes of software development, acquisition, security and service management.