Master of Network Security

Box Hill Institute

This program addresses critical business needs in network security. Every business has a network presence, which exposes it to both deliberate and inadvertent attacks. This unique program develops networking and security theory and skills to secure the corporate network against threats. Students will gain hands-on experience taught by industry certified professionals using state of the art equipment. It includes courseware by (ISC)2 and the Cisco Academy and can additionally lead to industry qualifications. Students will also complete a research-based project where they will investigate practical problems in security systems. It is designed for students who hold a Bachelor degree in any discipline. The first year includes topics in general security using the (ISC)2 SSCP Common Body of Knowledge, and in fundamental networking using the Cisco Academy CCNA program. System and application security and hardening are also covered. The second year specialises in more in-depth topics, utilising the Cisco CCNP Security modules, and includes research methods and a research project. Students will gain the knowledge and skills required for professional certification in advanced professional practice (note that separate processes and, in some cases, tests and professional experience requirements apply). This includes Cisco certification as a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), CCNA Security and Cisco Certified Network Professional including; CCNP Secure, CCNP Firewall, CCNP Virtual Private Networks and CCNP Intrusion Prevention Systems.

Course Fee:

Australian: $28,470

Entry Requirements:

Undergraduate degree in any discipline


15 core subjects and 1 elective.

Subjects you can Study:

Network security

Study Pathways:

Graduates may also seek (ISC)2 certification as Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP). An exit point is available upon completion of the Graduate Diploma.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 02411J

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
City No info No Full time

At Box Hill Institute, you’re not just a number. Our smaller class sizes mean you’ll get the support you need to succeed in your studies. We keep our higher education courses practical, with a strong focus on job skills to ensure graduates have the abilities that employers require in their particular industry. When you study with us, it’s not just about the journey. We want you to graduate with genuine job opportunities. That’s why eight in 10 Box Hill Institute graduates are employed or pursuing further study within six months of graduating*.

We focus on future proofing our students’ careers by offering higher education qualifications and pathways in exciting growth areas like cyber security, aviation and 3D manufacturing. Our teachers are all expert practitioners with relevant experience and careers in their teaching areas. They bring a wealth of knowledge about their industry, the realities of various career paths and the areas you need to focus on to succeed.

We offer a substantial range of higher education study areas, including:

  • music (applied business, composition, audio production, performance, sound production)
  • commerce (accounting and international business) 
  • community services
  • fashion (fashion and fashion merchandising)
  • early childhood (education and care)
  • hospitality management
  • library and information management
  • science and biotechnology (biosecurity, and science and biotechnology)
  • computer systems.

At Box Hill Institute, you’ll gain industry connections and have work placement opportunities while you study. Many of our undergraduate courses are aligned to career paths that have been defined by the industry sectors we work with, so the courses are relevant and industry-specific. 

Studying with us means that you’ll have access to some of the most state-of-the-art facilities in the country — from our high-tech recording studios to our working restaurant, where chefs Guy Grossi, George Calombaris and Curtis Stone trained. We operate a Nursing Skills Centre of Excellence, the Pets on Elgar veterinary training centre, information technology labs and our $41 million Integrated Technology Hub — the first of its kind. Our Lilydale Lakeside Campus operates a Tech School, an e-learning centre, a business incubator, a childcare centre, conference facilities, and accommodation. Soon it will open an Edutainment Centre.

Other campus facilities include cafeterias, student lounges, childcare services and libraries. We offer a number of student services, including employment assistance, counselling and a disability liaison service, and support for Indigenous students. We also offer specific literacy and numeracy support to provide eligible students with help to complete their course. This support focuses on workplace reading, writing, numeracy (maths) and communication skills. It is flexible and provides support in classrooms and/or in group tutorials, and with online activities.

Study a degree that will take you places. Contact us at Box Hill Institute today. You can call 1300 BOX HILL or visit

*Source: NCVER 2016

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