Master of Networking and Security

Course summary for current students

Award granted Master of Networking and Security
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.

Course sub-headings

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.

Alternative exits

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

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.

Fees and charges

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. Please refer to the Pre 2016 Unit Fee Cost in the Unit Search.

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:

Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*Domestic Fee PayingInternational Fee Paying
Not applicableNot applicableNot applicable

The rates shown are based on 1 Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL) or 8 credit points. If your study load for the year is less than or more than 1 EFTSL your fees will be adjusted accordingly. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can multiple the course price by the EFSTL value of all units you are enrolled in to determine the unit price.

* The Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) course rates shown are indicative course fees. CSP fees are indicative because they are calculated based on your unit selection. They should be used as a guide only. The 2016 CSP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms legislation is passed.

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

    Course structure

    Year 1

    Trimester 1

    SIT701Enterprise Network Construction

    SIT764Project Management

    SIT737Service Oriented Architectures and Technologies

    SIT704Advanced Topics in Digital Security

    Trimester 2

    SIT703Advanced Digital Forensics

    SIT784Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing *

    SIT735Communications Network Security

    plus one IT general elective unit

    Year 2

    Trimester 1

    SIT751Java Network Programming ^

    SIT782Practical Project

    MLC771Law for Managers

    plus one IT general elective unit

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

    ^ not available as of 2015