Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma) Degree

Graduate Certificate of Cyber Security

This course provides postgraduate insight into cyber security and the skills required to identify, analyse and manage cyber security challenges.

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Key facts

Duration

One year part- time

Campuses

Offered Cloud (online)

Cloud (online)

Course information

In an increasingly digital world, cyber-attacks are an everyday occurrence. Expert cyber security professionals who can protect organisations from these threats are in high demand and this course can prepare you for a successful career anywhere in the world.

Throughout the Graduate Certificate of Cyber Security, you’ll learn how to confront cyber security - one of the 21st Century’s most critical issues. Focusing on a range of studies, you’ll gain knowledge from system security and digital forensics to analytics and organisational security.

This course gives you the cyber security skills that are crucial to the success of our digital future. And, once you graduate, you’ll have the knowledge and talent to take on an expert security role within business, government or law enforcement.

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Course structure

To complete the Graduate Certificate of Cyber Security, students must attain 4 credit points over 0.5 year of full time study (or part time equivalent).  Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake two trimesters each year.

The course comprises a total of 4 core units.

Key information

Award granted
Graduate Certificate of Cyber Security
Year
2018 course information
Deakin code
S535
Level
Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)
Approval status
This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition
The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

Campuses by intake

Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.

Trimester 1 - March

  • Start date: March
  • Available at:
    • Cloud Campus

Trimester 2 - July

  • Start date: July
  • Available at:
    • Cloud Campus

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.

Workload

You can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include classes, seminars, practicals and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.

Try some of this course for free

Trial this course on FutureLearn

The coursework units in this course are delivered on FutureLearn, a highly flexible, easy-to-use online learning platform that connects you with Deakin Students and practitioners from all corners of the world for a truly global perspective.

Units delivered on FutureLearn are broken down into easily-manageable two-week blocks, allowing you the flexibility to fit learning around your work and lifestyle.

The first two-week block of this course is delivered for free, meaning you can get a taste for Deakin's world-class education before deciding to continue on to complete your course.

Learn more about FutureLearn

Entry requirements

Entry information

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
  • 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.

Scholarship options

A Deakin scholarship could help you pay for your course fees, living costs and study materials. If you've got something special to offer Deakin - or maybe you just need a bit of extra support - we've got a scholarship opportunity for you. Search or browse through our scholarships

Graduate outcomes

Career outcomes

Career options are varied so you could work anywhere in the world as a:

  • security analyst
  • project manager
  • security system manager
  • cryptographer
  • consultant
  • security system developer or programmer information security auditor
  • business continuity or IT security engineer.

Course learning outcomes

Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes

Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

Develop specialised and essential knowledge of security needs, design and development, systems, processes, concepts and technologies to develop software systems, products and solutions that automates business processes at par with industry standards and based on cyber security needs.

Communication

Communicate IT solutions as appropriate to the context to inform, motivate and effect change utilising a range of verbal, graphical and written methods, recognising the needs of diverse audiences.

Digital literacy

Use digital media to locate, collect and evaluate information from technical channels and apply information to identify approaches and solutions that meet user requirements.

Critical thinking

Use the frameworks of logical and analytical thinking to evaluate specialist IT information, technical problems and user requirements, and develop approaches to identify solutions.

Problem solving

Develop IT solutions for automating processes by investigating technical and business problems; design and propose alternative solutions that improve services and user experiences.

Self-management

Demonstrate the ability to work in a professional manner, learn autonomously and responsibly in order to identify and meet development needs.

 Approved by Faculty Board 27 July 2017

Application information

How to apply

Apply direct to Deakin

Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the how to apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

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Need more information on how to apply?

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Entry pathways

After successfully completing your graduate certificate, you can continue your study by using the credit points you’ve earned to enter the:

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Credit for prior learning

Deakin aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations.

Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course with Deakin, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed with Deakin.

You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning Page which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin degree and how to apply for credit.

Credit for prior learning may be granted to applicants based on prior studies and/or equivalent industry experience.

Faculty contact information

Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment
School of Information Technology
+61 3 9244 6699
sebe@deakin.edu.au

www.deakin.edu.au/information-technology

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