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Master of Networking and Security

Course summary for international students

Award granted Master of Networking and Security
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)No
Length1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1)

Indicative annual fee 2015$25,860* AUD
CRICOS course code073320B
LevelHigher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)
IELTS Requirement

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

Deakin course code S781
Faculty contacts

Deakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Online enquiry

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.

Fees and charges

Fee paying place - International (IFP)
A fee paying place is one for which the University does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.

Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.

* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2015 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.

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Career opportunities

Potential career opportunities include positions in network architecture, network management, network operations engineering, security analysis, information security management and IT security/risk consulting.

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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

 


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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 www.deakin.edu.au/sebe/it or by telephone 03 9244 6699.

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Entry requirements - general

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 English language requirements.

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Entry requirements - specific

To satisfy the general entrance requirements for admission to the Master of Networking and Security a student must hold an approved three-year undergraduate degree in an information technology or related field.

 

Applicants with a non-computing degree with five years of relevant work experience in IT security, networking or a related field will also be considered.

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Credit for prior learning - general

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.

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How to apply

Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.

  • If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
  • If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact deakin-int-admissions@deakin.edu.au

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Alternate exits

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

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