Deakin University

Master of Cyber Security

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

In an increasingly digital world, cyber-attacks are an everyday occurrence. As a result, cyber security professionals are in high demand around the world to protect organisations in all sectors from increasingly sophisticated cyber threats. Deakin’s Master of Cyber Security equips you with the specialised skills to investigate and combat cyber crime and prepares you for a successful career in cyber security anywhere in the world. Throughout the Master of Cyber Security, you will learn how to detect, analyse and confront cyber security challenges. You will focus on a range of studies, and gain knowledge about system security and digital forensics, analytics, organisational security and human aspects of cyber security. This vital experience will prepare you to counter the number one criminal threat to modern-day society.

Structure

To complete the Master of Cyber Security, students must attain 16 credit points most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake two trimesters each year. There are flexible entry point into the Master of Cyber Security and students entering the degree with academic or relevant professional experience may be eligible to undertake the Master of Cyber Security over a shorter duration.

Subjects

  • Cyber security
  • Foundation Information Technology Studies
  • Introductory Cyber Security Studies
  • Mastery Cyber Security Studies

Standard entry requirements

  • 1 year full time (2 years part time) – 8 credit pointsAdmission is based on:Bachelor’s Honours (AQF8) degree in a related discipline
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline, plus two years relevant work experience
  • Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in the same discipline
  • Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent.1.5 years full time (3 years part time) – 12 credit pointsAdmissions is based on:Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline
  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline, plus two years relevant work experience
  • Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in a related discipline
  • Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent.2 years full time (4 years part time) – 16 credit pointsAdmissions is based on:Bachelor’s degree or other qualification at a higher AQF level in any discipline
  • Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent

Study pathways

Pathways for students to enter the Master of Cyber Security are as follows:Option 1: Graduate Certificate of Information Technology (followed by a 12 credit point Master of Cyber Security);Option 2: Graduate Certificate of Cyber Security(followed by an 8 credit point Master of Cyber Security).Pathway options will depend on your professional experience and previous qualifications.Alternative exits: Graduate Certificate of Cyber Security (S535); Graduate Certificate of Information Technology (S578):Graduate Diploma of Cyber Security (S635)

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Cloud(online) Yes
  • Online/Off-campus : 2 years
Geelong Waurn Ponds Yes
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

Further information

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS - Please note that due to Australian Government regulations, student visas to enter Australia cannot be issued to students who enrol in Deakin's Cloud Campus.

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