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CC5501 - Privacy and Security in loT

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

This subject provides students with fundamental knowledge in relation to privacy and security in IoT. IoT devices are pervasive, and may have very constrained computational, communications, and energy resources. Security and privacy for an IoT ecosystem is fundamentally important and challenging. Meeting these challenges requires a large, interdisciplinary effort. A holistic approach to IoT security and privacy integrates human-computer interaction, network security, cryptography, and pervasive computing.

Learning Outcomes

  • appraise the ways we are and can reinvent home life, fitness, healthcare; ubiquitous and pervasive computing, and social networking with IoT;
  • evaluate how security influences the world around us through the adoption of massive IoT devices;
  • assess and design various applications, with the considerations of IoT security and privacy;
  • research and critique the potential of a specific application for a research topic in IoT;
  • assess the privacy issues surrounding IoT and its applications;
  • integrate the steps, people, legislation and technologies that will be needed to realise services and technologies to accommodate the requirements for IoT.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (30%) - Individual
  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (10%) - Individual
  • Written > Research report - (40%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Practical assessment/practical skills demonstration - (20%) - Individual.
Prerequisites: CC5901


Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 23-Mar-2023
Coord/Lect: Dr Tao Huang.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 26 hours workshops
  • 12 hours specialised
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.