Graduate Diploma of Cyber Security

COURSE (INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS)

Overview

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. 

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Key facts

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with no band less than 6 (or equivalent). More information is available at www.ielts.org

Duration

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent

Campuses

Offered at Burwood (Melbourne) Cloud (online)

Trimester 1

  • Start date: March
  • Available at:
    • Burwoood (Melbourne)
    • Cloud Campus

Trimester 2

  • Start date: July
  • Available at:
    • Burwoood (Melbourne)
    • Cloud Campus

Key information

Award granted

Graduate Diploma of Cyber Security

Year

2017 course information

Fee rate

International student fees 

  • Studying on the Cloud Campus - $3285 per unit/credit point 
  • Studying on a Campus - $3815 per unit/credit point

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Deakin code

S635

CRICOS code

093939A

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.

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.

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Entry requirements

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. The minimum requirements are successful completion of a three-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from an approved university or other educational institution or successful completion of other equivalent qualifications gained by examination, or approved professional or industrial experience. International students must also meet the postgraduate English language requirements.

To be eligible for entry, applicants must have:

  • a bachelor degree in the same discipline (including information technology or computing); or
  • a Graduate Certificate of Information Technology or equivalent

Selection is based primarily on academic merit, as indicated by an applicant’s previous academic record.

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 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.

  • 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.
  • Develop extended knowledge in the development and use of techniques, systems and approaches for secure communication and the systematic analysis of systems for features related to cyber security.

2. Communication: using oral, written and interpersonal communication to inform, motivate and effect change.

  • 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.

3. Digital literacy: using technologies to find, use and disseminate information.

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

4. Critical thinking: evaluating information using critical and analytical thinking and judgment.

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

5. Problem solving:  creating solutions to authentic (real world and ill-defined) problems.

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

6. Self-management: working and learning independently, and taking responsibility for personal actions.

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

8. Global citizenship: engaging ethically and productively in the professional context and with diverse communities and cultures in a global context

  • Engage in professional and ethical behaviour in the design of IT systems, in a global context, in collaboration with diverse communities and cultures.

 Approved by Faculty Board 15 September 2016

Course Structure

To complete the Graduate Diploma of Cyber Security, students must attain 8 credit points as outlined below.

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 Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

Apply through Deakin

Deakin International office or Deakin representative

Fill out the application form and submit to a Deakin International office or take your application form to a Deakin representative for assistance

PDF Application form - 306 KB

Need more information on how to apply?

For information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply webpage
If you’re still having problems, please contact Deakin International for assistance.

Course pathways

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.

Credit for Prior Learning

Am I eligible to receive credit for prior learning?

If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit for prior learning. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit for prior learning.
Your credit for prior learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

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.

Fee information

Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit www.deakin.edu.au/fees.

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

Offered campuses

Burwood

Just 30 minutes from the city centre, the Melbourne Burwood Campus is Deakin's thriving metropolitan campus.


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.

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