Data Privacy and Cyber Physical Systems Security

Unit code: NIT2242 | Study level: Undergraduate
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
Footscray Park
Online Real Time
VU Brisbane
VU Sydney
NIT1104 - Computer Networks
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


Data Privacy and Cyber Physical Systems Security is a key unit covering the core body of knowledge in cyber security, where students learn advanced topics in wired and wireless networked systems, data security and privacy preserving techniques. This unit includes topics on wired and wireless networked systems; inter-networking standards and OSI security architecture; Information security and data privacy technology; data privacy ethics and legislations; data authentication and data masking. The students will have opportunities to explore latest technologies for data and cyber physical systems in social media; big data; Internet of Things; cloud computing; and consolidate the knowledge and skills for aspects of industry 4.0.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Conceptualise and review the architecture of wired and wireless networks and networked devices;
  2. Analyse security of cyber physical systems;
  3. Adapt the latest data security and privacy preserving techniques in various domains; and
  4. Validate and assess data privacy regulations and ethical constraints.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Test
Grade: 20%
Open book knowledge test (2 hours)
Assessment type: Laboratory Work
Grade: 10%
Laboratory reports
Assessment type: Assignment
Grade: 30%
Project based assignment
Assessment type: Laboratory Work
Grade: 40%
Scenario-based lab assessment

Required reading

Required readings will be made available on VU Collaborate.

As part of a course

This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):

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