Teaching and Learning Strategy
COMP1300 is taught via lectures (Live via Zoom) and tutorials (Live on campus OR Live via Zoom - check timetables.mq.edu.au for which classes are on campus and which are online. NB You cannot mix modes). The feedback that you receive plays also a crucial role in your learning.
Lectures are used to introduce new material, give examples of the advances in Cyber Security and technologies and put them in a wider context. The unit is an introduction which in turn will be explored further in other units at Macquarie University.
Tutorials are small group classes which give you the opportunity to interact with your peers and with a tutor who has a sound knowledge of the subject. This also gives you a chance to practice your soft skills. NB. For this semester for COMP1300, tutorials start in week 2 and the Lectures start in week 1.
You have many opportunities to seek for and to receive feedback. During lectures, you are encouraged to ask the lecturer questions to clarify anything you might not be sure of.
Each week you should:
- Attend live lectures, take notes, ask questions
- Attend your tutorials and seek feedback from your tutor on your work
- Read assigned reading material, add to your notes and prepare questions for your lecturer or tutor
- Start working on any assessments immediately after they have been released.
Lecture notes are made available each week but these notes are intended as an outline of the lecture only and are not a substitute for your own notes or reading additional material.
Each week you should attend two hours of live lectures (via Zoom), and a one hour tutorial class (on campus OR online via Zoom)
Please note that you are required to submit a certain number of assessments. Failure to do so may result in you failing the unit.
Being a fast paced ever evolving unit, it was deemed that a textbook would not validate the complexity of Cyber Security. In turn we have used resources from 3 Faculties to give you as much exposure to Cyber Security and the real world.
Technology used and required
Digital recordings of lectures are available.
COMP1300 makes use of the following software in the lab:
- Microsoft Windows 10
- Microsoft Office 2016 +
- Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox or Chrome
The web page for this unit can be found at: http://ilearn.mq.edu.au.
Student Support Services
Macquarie University provides a range of Academic Student Support Services. Details of these services can accessed at http://www.student.mq.edu.au.
Basic computer use skills.