Master of Networking and Security

Course summary for local students

Award granted Master of Networking and Security
Length1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Faculty contacts
CRICOS course code073320B
Deakin course code S781

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.

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

    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.

    Alternate exits

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

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