Master of Cybersecurity

Master of Cybersecurity

Work on the frontlines of hacking, cybercrime and defence strategies. Launch your career and join a fast-growing industry with La Trobe's 100% online, ACS-accredited Master of Cybersecurity, whether you have an IT background or not.

You'll study cyber law and risk management, ethical hacking and defence, artificial intelligence and machine learning, secure programming, project and database management and more.

You can study anywhere, anytime, completely online.

Choose an industry-focused specialisation in Artificial Intelligence, Business Operations or Computer Science and graduate ready to advance your career in 14 months.

Once you graduate, you'll get a discount on the EC Council Cybersecurity Certification exam and access to training materials. If you choose a Computer Science specialisation, you can also become a certified cybersecurity professional through the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

According to the AustCyber's Digital Census 2020, revenue in this sector has grown $800 million since 2017 and the demand for cyber professionals is expected to grow about 8 per cent yearly until 2024.

By graduation, you'll be prepared to jump into this fast-paced field in roles such as a cybersecurity consultant, penetration tester, digital forensic investigator, secure system architect, cybercrime analyst and more.

A graduate diploma and a graduate certificate are also available to build on previous industry experience to gain cyber skills and work towards these roles.

 

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  • Qualification:
    Master's Degree
  • Study mode:
    Online
  • Payment options:
    FEE-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    14 to 24 months
  • Start date:
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  • Awarded by:
    La Trobe University
  • Location:
    Online
  • Career Outcomes:
    Consultant | Cyber Security Officer | Head of Cyber Security | Head of Cyber Defence | Cyber Security Executive | View All

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Course Rundown

Work on the frontlines of hacking, cybercrime and defence strategies. Launch your career and join a fast-growing industry with La Trobe’s 100% online, ACS-accredited Master of Cybersecurity, whether you have an IT background or not.

You’ll study cyber law and risk management, ethical hacking and defence, artificial intelligence and machine learning, secure programming, project and database management and more.

You can study anywhere, anytime, completely online.

Choose an industry-focused specialisation in Artificial Intelligence, Business Operations or Computer Science and graduate ready to advance your career in 14 months.

Once you graduate, you’ll get a discount on the EC Council Cybersecurity Certification exam and access to training materials. If you choose a Computer Science specialisation, you can also become a certified cybersecurity professional through the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

According to the AustCyber’s Digital Census 2020, revenue in this sector has grown $800 million since 2017 and the demand for cyber professionals is expected to grow about 8 per cent yearly until 2024.

By graduation, you’ll be prepared to jump into this fast-paced field in roles such as a cybersecurity consultant, penetration tester, digital forensic investigator, secure system architect, cybercrime analyst and more.

A graduate diploma and a graduate certificate are also available to build on previous industry experience to gain cyber skills and work towards these roles.

 

Eligibility

To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent).

In this cybersecurity course, the subjects you may study include: 

  • Cyber Risk Management and Compliance
  • Cyber Security Principles
  • Database Fundamentals
  • Inside the Mind of a Hacker
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Network Engineering Fundamentals
  • Professionals Practices and Entrepreneurship in Information Technology

For over 50 years, La Trobe University has been transforming people and societies. Ranked in the top 1% of Universities worldwide by 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings and ranked as one of the best 50 universities across East Asia, South-east Asia and Oceania. La Trobe has a proud history of world-class teaching and academic research.
Throughout your studies with La Trobe you’ll see firsthand how to champion local communities, tackle the big issues of our time and work to the highest standards. As you step forward in your career, you’re able to set a new standard of excellence.

At La Trobe University, online courses are designed to be flexible for the working professional. Taught by experts in their field, our courses will show you how to adapt to new situations, connect with others and take the lead.

Developed for busy professionals with personal commitments, our online courses help you take your career and leadership abilities to the next level.

Online courses feature the same course structure and opportunities that our on-campus students experience, so you’re sure to enjoy a quality education and one-on-one support. You’ll have 24/7 technology assistance, so you truly can learn when and where it’s best for you.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion, you'll receive a Master of Cybersecurity from La Trobe University. 

With your new set of valuable skills, you'll be able to work on the frontlines of hacking, cybercrime and defence strategies.

Once you graduate, you'll get a discount on the EC Council Cybersecurity Certification exam and access to training materials. If you choose a Computer Science specialisation, you can also become a certified cybersecurity professional through the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Curious about where a career in cyber security could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

The full fee for this course is approximately $29,600. 

Eligible students can apply for the Australian government's FEE-HELP loan to assist with your fees. 

FEE-HELPYou may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $47,014 (2021-22 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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