Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security

Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security

The online Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security at UNSW is designed for those looking to build upon foundational knowledge and gain the cyber security skills needed to meet demand in an evolving industry. Develop a holistic perspective of the current and emerging trends in cybercrime and gain the technical skills to secure modern networks against cyber-attacks. 

Subjects are delivered 100% online in seven-week blocks, meaning you could graduate with a Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security in as little as 8 months. Upon successful completion, this fast-tracked model provides a pathway to articulate into the Master of Cyber Security.

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  • Qualification:
    Graduate Certificate
  • Study mode:
    Online
  • Payment options:
    FEE-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    Accelerated; complete in as little as 8 months
  • Start date:
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  • Awarded by:
    UNSW Online
  • Location:
    Online
  • Career Outcomes:
    Security Consultant | Cyber Security Officer | Information Security Analyst | Security System Manager | Information Security Auditor | View All

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Course Rundown

The online Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security at UNSW is designed for those looking to build upon foundational knowledge and gain the cyber security skills needed to meet demand in an evolving industry. Develop a holistic perspective of the current and emerging trends in cybercrime and gain the technical skills to secure modern networks against cyber-attacks. 

Subjects are delivered 100% online in seven-week blocks, meaning you could graduate with a Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security in as little as 8 months. Upon successful completion, this fast-tracked model provides a pathway to articulate into the Master of Cyber Security.

Eligibility

To do this course, you'll need:

  • A recognised bachelor’s degree (or equivalent qualification) with a credit average of 65% or higher as per the UNSW Admissions entry calculator; OR
  • To have a sufficient professional analytical background as indicated by at least two years’ experience in an analytical role; AND
  • To be proficient in the English language.

The Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security comprises four online subjects. Completing these courses will provide you with a comprehensive introduction to security engineering principles, and practices to the design, operation, and assurance of secure systems in this fast-growing industry. 

Core subjects: 

  • Foundations of Cyber Security 
  • Data Security and Privacy 
  • Cyber Security Ethics 
  • Principles of Security Engineering 

Study 100% Online with UNSW. A World Leader

UNSW is a globally recognised leader in education, with a focus on industry applicable programs. When you study online with UNSW, you can expect to learn from world-class academics and collaborate with ambitious, like-minded individuals.

Study at Australia’s Global University. Anywhere, anytime

Studying online at UNSW means that you have the flexibility to shape your studies to fit your life and career goals. The programs have been designed with busy working professionals in mind so you can study one course at a time, 100% online & accelerated, whilst working full-time.

Designed by Industry for Industry

The UNSW online programs have been developed in close consultation with industry experts equipping you with applicable and career-related skills. UNSW is ranked in the top 3 universities in Australia for graduate employability, and is 27th in the world (QS University World Rankings by Graduate Employability, 2020) with each program offering advanced disciplinary depth, giving you access to the latest thinking and current research.

Student Admissions Advisors:

Investing in the right program for you is important to us and we’re here to help you every step of the way. Our Student Enrolment Advisors are available to assist you with all your program and enrolment queries.

Student Success Advisors:

Studying online does not mean studying alone. We are here to help you make your difference. Throughout your study journey, you will be able to turn to your Student Success Advisor (SSA), who is committed to assisting you at every stage, from enrolment through to graduation. Your SSA is on hand to help with all non-academic queries by phone or email.

Where Will It Lead Me?

The online Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security prepares students 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 security could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

The 2022 Indicative Domestic Tuition Fee is $18,240.

The total indicative cost of completing your qualification depends on the elective courses you choose to complete and any recognition of prior learning before the commencement of your studies. Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees.

Eligible students may be able to apply for a government loan scheme, FEE-HELP.

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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