Duration1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Cloud (online)Cloud (online)
- Start date: March
- Available at:
- Cloud Campus
- Start date: July
- Available at:
- Cloud Campus
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 Diploma 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.Read More VIEW INTERNATIONAL COURSE INFORMATION
Cloud (online)Cloud (online)
2017 course information
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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.
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.
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.
To be eligible for entry, applicants must have:
Selection is based primarily on academic merit, as indicated by an applicant’s previous academic record.
Career options are varied so you could work anywhere in the world as a:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)
1. Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities: appropriate to the level of study related to a discipline or profession.
2. Communication: using oral, written and interpersonal communication to inform, motivate and effect change.
3. Digital literacy: using technologies to find, use and disseminate information.
4. Critical thinking: evaluating information using critical and analytical thinking and judgment.
5. Problem solving: creating solutions to authentic (real world and ill-defined) problems.
6. Self-management: working and learning independently, and taking responsibility for personal actions.
8. Global citizenship: engaging ethically and productively in the professional context and with diverse communities and cultures in a global context
Approved by Faculty Board 15 September 2016
To complete the Graduate Diploma of Cyber Security, students must attain 8 credit points as outlined below.
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After successfully completing your graduate diploma, you can continue your study by using the credit points you’ve earned to enter Deakin’s Master of Cyber Security.
Alternatively, should you wish to exit the Graduate Diploma early, you can graduate with a Graduate Certificate of Cyber Security (S535), after the successful completion of at least 4 credit points.
Am I eligible to receive 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 System 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.
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.
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
Study online at Cloud Campus
Students are able to study all or part of this course online. You can study anywhere, anytime through Deakin's Cloud Campus.