Master of Cyber Security

Master of Cyber Security

The Master of Cyber Security from Deakin University provides the strong basis of technical skills and knowledge needed to excel your career in professional cyber security.

Choose to study online or Deakin's Geelong campus and learn from industry experts and professionals. Throughout this course, you'll cover how to detect, analyse and confront cyber security challenges, focus on a range of studies, and gain knowledge about system security and digital forensics, analytics, organisational security and human aspects of cyber security. 

The course is structured in three parts; A - Foundation Information Technology Studies, B - Introductory Cyber Security Studies and C -Mastery Cyber Security Studies. Depending upon prior qualifications and/or experience, you may receive credit for Parts A and B.

Organisations from all sectors around the globe are continually on the lookout for cyber security professionals and with cyber attacks on the rise, the time to join this thriving industry is now. Enquire today! 

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  • Qualification:
    Master's Degree
  • Study mode:
    Online
    Classroom
  • Payment options:
    FEE-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    Up to 2 years full time - based on your experience
  • Start date:
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  • Awarded by:
    Deakin University
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  • Career Outcomes:
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Course Rundown

The Master of Cyber Security from Deakin University provides the strong basis of technical skills and knowledge needed to excel your career in professional cyber security.

Choose to study online or Deakin’s Geelong campus and learn from industry experts and professionals. Throughout this course, you’ll cover how to detect, analyse and confront cyber security challenges, focus on a range of studies, and gain knowledge about system security and digital forensics, analytics, organisational security and human aspects of cyber security. 

The course is structured in three parts; A – Foundation Information Technology Studies, B – Introductory Cyber Security Studies and C -Mastery Cyber Security Studies. Depending upon prior qualifications and/or experience, you may receive credit for Parts A and B.

Organisations from all sectors around the globe are continually on the lookout for cyber security professionals and with cyber attacks on the rise, the time to join this thriving industry is now. Enquire today! 

Eligibility

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

1 year full time (2 years part time) – 8 credit points

Admission 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 points

Admissions 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 points

Admissions 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

All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

In this cyber security course, the subjects you may study include: 

  • Academic Integrity
  • Foundation Information Technology Studies
  • Object-Oriented Development
  • Database and Information Retrieval
  • Software Requirements Analysis and Modelling
  • Web Technologies and Development
  • Part B: Introductory Cyber Security Studies
  • Value of Information
  • Analytics for Security and Privacy
  • Cyber Security Management
  • Computer Networks and Security
  • Part C: Mastery Cyber Security Studies
  • Communications Network Security
  • Advanced Digital Forensics
  • Advanced Topics in Digital Security
  • Research and Development in Information Technology

Established in 1974 as Australia’s first regional university in Victoria, Deakin University has consistently raised the bar in delivering quality tertiary education with a focus on excellent teaching and research.

The multi-award winning education provider teaches over 53,000 students a year, offering renowned courses that integrate real-world expertise and practical skills. Get recognised with Deakin in a range of industries, including nutrition, sports management, property management, law, business and more. Plus, they’ve have ranked in the top 2% by the acclaimed Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).

As a student of Deakin, you’ll get support every step of the way along your learning journey!

They’ve got a range of on-campus facilities and online features to help ease the pressure of study, including on-campus childcare services, a medical centre with qualified nurses and doctors, free and confidential counselling (face-to-face or via phone) and more.

Deakin also offer advisers and resources to help develop your academic skills. Advisers are available on campus and online to help guide you in your research, assignment and study practices.

Campus Locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

You can also choose to study this course entirely online.

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Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Master of Cyber Security from Deakin University.

This course will equip graduates with the skills and know-how to counter the number one criminal threat to modern-day society. You will be prepared to pursue a range of local and international roles in professional cyber security within a business, government or law enforcement environment.

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

How Much Will It Cost?

The estimated fee for this course is $28,600 for one-year full-time. 

Eligible students can apply for the Australian government's FEE-HELP loan to cover all or part of your fees. Deakin University also offers scholarships to successful applicants.

Enquire now to find a payment option that works for you! 

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 $46,620 (2020-21 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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