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COURSE

Graduate Diploma in Cyber Security

GD-CYBSEC

TAUGHT BY: School of Electrical Engineering, Computing and Mathematical Sciences (EECMS)

DURATION

Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.

If duration is not available (N/A) the offering may be part of a larger course.

1year

CREDIT

A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.

200

About offering

This course can help you fast-track your career in cyber security. It is designed for computer professionals who have an interest in finding and fixing vulnerabilities, encryption, intrusion detection and managing cyber risks and network security.

Depending on your choice of units, you may study evidence collection, counter-intelligence, internet crime, business continuity, network security policies, network firewalls, authentication and web server security.

This course is for graduates with a computing background. It provides a detailed coverage of the key concepts and challenges in data and resource protection and computer software security, with a focus on both high-level concepts and low-level practical aspects of information security.

Graduates may find employment as computer security experts in many different organisations due to the pervasive nature of modern computing, but particular demand will come from the areas of web-based services, banking, information retrieval and national security.

What you'll learn

  • assess the theoretical concepts involved in data encryption and intrusion detection and deploy them in a modern day Information Technology system
  • evaluate the various approaches to encryption and security detection and develop a strategy for adapting them to a specific situation
  • evaluate and synthesise information from a variety of sources and develop a plan to optimize computer security, data encryption and intrusion management
  • assess computer security management processes and explain them in written and oral form to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • evaluate and select appropriately from existing and emerging encryption, computer security prevention and intrusion technologies
  • engage in continual updating of knowledge with regard to new and emerging computer security concepts, issues and management strategies
  • evaluate and interpret The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, The Association for Computing Machinery and the Australian Computer Society standards related to data encryption, computer security protection and management
  • understand the ethical issues related to protecting the rights of individuals from diverse cultures and how that maps to ensuring the security and integrity of data in an Information Technology system
  • develop policies and practical procedures to improve the security setup of an Information Technology organization

Why study Graduate Diploma in Cyber Security

  • Our computer scientists continue to be engaged in high profile research on artificial intelligence and computer vision.
  • Further enhance your skills and knowledge by working on highly relevant projects (such as surveillance) under the guidance of academics with well-established research profiles.

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

A recognised bachelor degree in computer science, information technology or software engineering.

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are as outlined in the IELTS table below. Additional information on how you can meet the English requirement can be found on the English proficiency page.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Advanced standing / credit transfer / recognition of prior learning

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please visit our credit for recognised learning webpage or contact our CRL Office on crl@curtin.edu.au or 1300 222 888.

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please see our credit for previous study website or contact ci-enquiries@curtin.edu.au.

Fees and charges

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

Student type Cost

Domestic

What is a domestic fee-paying (DFP) place?

A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government.

Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees.

$26,700*

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

International student fees for 2019

International onshore – fee paying
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $15,700*
Indicative year 1 fee $32,100*
Indicative essential incidental course fee N/A

The fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. The tuition fee is subject to an annual tuition fee increase of up to 5 per cent per annum. For information about fees at other locations please visit Curtin International’s offshore site.

How to apply

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Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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Where to get further information

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  • The offering information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information. View courses information disclaimer.

  • Curtin course code: GD-CYBSEC
  • CRICOS code: 077327G
  • This offering was last updated on: December 15, 2018