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INTR11-102: Hacking, Networks and Security


This subject introduces you to the international relations of digital technologies and develops fundamental knowledge of how networks operate. State and nonstate actors have rapidly acquired the capacity to pursue power and disrupt adversaries through the cyber world. The subject provides you with the theoretical and practical skills to explore the infrastructure and processes of networks and how, why and where hacking is being employed. You will examine individual, firm and state security within this changed international environment of identity and credit card theft, malware, viruses, botnets, cyberespionage, cyber-attacks and denial of service. Hacking, Networks and Security considers global cyber governance structures and standards as well as states’ attempts to balance technological benefits against emergent threats, through policy on the issues studied in the subject such as cyber war, data security, cloud computing, surveillance or government censorship.

Subject details

Type: Undergraduate Subject
Code: INTR11-102
EFTSL: 0.125
Faculty: Faculty of Society and Design
Credit: 10
Study areas:
  • International Relations, Politics, and Arts
Subject fees:
  • Commencing in 2024: $4,260.00
  • Commencing in 2024: $5,730.00

Learning outcomes

  1. Identify, analyse, evaluate and communicate broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge in the study of Hacking, Networks and Security.
  2. Independently and in teams, generate and transmit solutions to unpredictable and sometimes complex problems related to Hacking, Networks and Security.
  3. Apply disciplinary knowledge and skills to professional work and/or further learning, demonstrating well-developed judgement and responsibility.

Enrolment requirements



Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.