Network Security and Resilience

TNE30009 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Sarawak Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 60 hours face to face + blended

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

2023 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

More teaching periods

2024 teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 3
Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

6 Nov 23 - 11 Feb 24

5 Mar 24

Last self enrolment:
19 Nov 23

1 Dec 23

Last withdraw without fail:
29 Dec 23

8 Jul 24 - 6 Oct 24

29 Oct 24

Last self enrolment:
21 Jul 24

2 Aug 24

Last withdraw without fail:
23 Aug 24

Aims and objectives

This unit of study aims to introduce you to the issues of security in modern networks.
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Describe the threats to network security and their defences (K3)
2. Formulate an organisational security policy (S1, S2, A2)
3. Plan the implementation of a security policy using technologies such as firewalls, VPNs, Intrusion Detection Systems, and authentication systems (S1, S2, A2)
4. Conduct encryption of simple messages using public key and secret key techniques (K3)
5. Describe techniques used in dealing with Denial of Service Attacks (K3)
6. Describe the operation of the major security protocols (K3)
7. Describe the security issues relating to wireless technologies (K3)
Swinburne Engineering Competencies (A1-7, K1-6, S1-4): find out more about Engineering Skills and Competencies including the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies.