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Master of Networking and Security

Course summary for current students

Award granted Master of Networking and Security
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)No
Duration1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code073320B
Deakin course codeS781

Note: Offered to continuing students only.

Continuing students should contact their course advisor for further information.

Further course structure information can be found in the handbook archive.

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Course overview

The Master of Networking and Security is an interdisciplinary course that covers network computing, information systems, cryptography, ubiquitous computing, digital forensics and law.


This course will provide you with the advanced skills needed to successfully design, maintain and manage network infrastructure and applications; to effectively secure the infrastructure, information systems and assets; and to investigate any network and information security breaches through digital forensic techniques.


By undertaking postgraduate study in two related fields that are widely recognised as critical to the successful provision of IT infrastructure, you will be able to effectively support the achievement of strategic business goals.


Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

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Alternative exits

Graduate Certificate of Information Technology (S578)
Graduate Diploma of Information Technology (S678)

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Equipment requirements

Students must have access to a suitable computer and a network connection. Information about hardware and software requirements may be obtained from the School of Information Technology's website or by telephone 03 9244 6699.

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Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.


Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

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Course rules

The course comprises 12 credit points which can be completed on a full-time basis over three trimesters or part-time equivalent.   


Students are required to successfully complete the following units:

  • one capstone unit (SIT735)
  • two project units (SIT764 and SIT782)
  • three networking units (SIT701, SIT784 and SIT751)
  • four security units (SIT703, SIT704, SIT737 and MLC771), and
  • two information technology electives

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    Course structure

    Year 1


    Trimester 1

    SIT701 Enterprise Network Construction  

    SIT764 Project Management  

    SIT737 Service Oriented Architectures and Technologies  

    SIT704 Advanced Topics in Digital Security  


    Trimester 2

    SIT703 Advanced Digital Forensics  

    SIT784 Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing  *

    SIT735 Communications Network Security  

    plus one IT general elective unit


    Year 2

    Trimester 1

    SIT751 Java Network Programming  ^

    SIT782 Practical Project  

    MLC771 Law for Managers  


    plus one IT general elective unit


    * not available in 2015 (replace with SIT706 Cloud Computing Technologies)

    ^ not available as of 2015


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