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Cyber Security

Gain industry-specific skills and the technical knowledge required to counter cyber security threats faced by businesses today.

Cyber security professionals are in high demand

In an increasingly digital world, the looming threat of cyber-attacks are more real than ever. Businesses need experts who can protect data, systems and digital services used daily. These postgraduate degrees will give you the skills to understand cyber issues and identify, diagnose and resolve these challenges – skills that are crucial to the success of our digital future.

Studying Cyber Security will prepare you for a successful career in roles such as cyber security analyst, cryptographer, security system developer or programmer, information security auditor or IT security engineer.

Which degree is right for you?

Graduate Certificate

This course provides postgraduate insight into cyber security and the skills required to identify, analyse and manage cyber security challenges.
Duration
6 months
Price
$9,860 AUD (total tuition fee)
$2,465 AUD (price per program)
Overview
4 programs
Start dates
11 Nov 2019 (apply by 3 Nov 2019)
9 Mar 2020 (apply by 23 Feb 2020)

What do I need to apply?

Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories. In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant’s previous academic record.

All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

  • Bachelor degree in related discipline OR
  • Bachelor degree (any) plus two years relevant work experience OR
  • Graduate Certificate of Information Technology or equivalent.

For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library.

Recognition of prior learning

You may be eligible for an exemption from some credits. This might apply if you already have a recognised undergraduate degree, or significant relevant professional experience. If not, you’ll be required to finish four programs – the equivalent of six months of full-time study – to complete this degree.

Find out more about Credit for Prior Learning.

Deakin Scholarships 

Deakin offers a range of scholarships. If you’ve got something special to offer Deakin – or you just need the financial help to get you here – we may have a scholarship opportunity for you. Search or browse through our scholarships.

Masters degree

Acquire advanced skills at a postgraduate level with a Master of Cyber Security from Deakin and prepare yourself for a variety of career possibilities.
Duration
1 year
Price
$27,200 AUD (total tuition fee)
$3,400 AUD (price per program)
Overview
8 programs
Start dates
11 Nov 2019 (apply by 3 Nov 2019)
9 Mar 2020 (apply by 23 Feb 2020)

What do I need to apply?

Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories. In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant’s previous academic record.

All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

You can enrol in these internationally-recognised postgraduate qualifications if you have already completed an undergraduate degree or have other evidence of equivalent academic capability.

Recognition of prior learning

If you already have a recognised postgraduate certificate in this field, you may receive recognition of prior learning. To complete the Master of Cyber Security, you will complete 8, 12 or 16 programs, depending on your experience.

The course is structured in three parts:

  • Part A. Fundamental Information Technology Studies (4 programs),
  • Part B. Introductory Cyber Security Studies (4 programs), and
  • Part C. Mastery Cyber Security Studies (8 programs).

Depending upon prior qualifications and/or experience, you may receive credit for Parts A and B.

For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.

Deakin Scholarships 

Deakin offers a range of scholarships. If you’ve got something special to offer Deakin – or you just need the financial help to get you here – we may have a scholarship opportunity for you. Search or browse through our scholarships.

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