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Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security
Course information for - 2023 entry
Offered at 1 locations
- 0.5 year full-time or equivalent part-time
- Fees (first year)*
The Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security is also an Exit Award from the Master of Information Technology
Cyber security plays a vital role in our networked global infrastructure. This course covers the theoretical foundations and concepts needed to understand the security issues faced by network environments and the importance of data stewardship.
The industry and research-based projects offered by this Microsoft-certified (Microsoft Azure Data Fundamentals) program give you a global perspective and make you work-ready. All our units are embedded with the United Nations sustainable goals. This program is co-designed with CISCO Networking Academy and offers free access to CISCO NetAcad resources. You can use this graduate certificate as a pathway to further expand your knowledge by completing a Master of Information Technology. Units from this course can also count towards a cyber security specialisation in the MBA.
We also offer the course fully online so you can study anywhere, anytime to suit your schedule. ACU Online
Our graduates have pursued careers as:
- security software developer
- security consultant
- information security analyst
- IT security consultant
- security systems administrator
- network engineer
- cyber security manager
This program is co-designed with CISCO Networking Academy.
Microsoft certifications are embedded into this program.
Microsoft Certification helps you:
- Get recognised. Build confidence and be recognised as a leader, unlock new opportunities, and share your credentials with your professional network.
- Get ahead. Stay ahead of the curve, increase your productivity, and take your career to the next level.
- Get hired. Certified technical skills help you prepare for job opportunities by proving to employers you have the skills they want.
To complete the Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security, a student must complete 40 credit points (cp).
Sample program map
|Year - Study period||Unit 1||Unit 2||Unit 3||Unit 4||Unit 5|
Year 1 - Semester 1
ITEC611 Computer Networks data-versionlabel=2 >
ITEC614 Cyber Security Concepts
ITEC615 Information Technology Essentials
ITEC624 Network Security and Applications
This is a sample program only and units will vary depending on your campus and mode of study. Please refer to the handbook for the prerequisite units and the current listing.
An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.
To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites:
- Equivalent of an Australian Bachelor’s degree in any discipline; or
- At least two years’ industry experience in a relevant role.
International students need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.
Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2023 Admission.
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The Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security articulates into the Master of Information Technology.
All costs are calculated using current rates and are based on a full-time study load of 40 credit points (normally 4 units) per semester.
A student’s annual fee may vary in accordance with:
- the number of units studied per semester;
- the choice of major or specialisation; and
- elective units.
The University reviews fees annually.
You should be able to concentrate on getting good marks instead of worrying about how you’ll pay your fees. We have a number of options that can help you ease the financial burden, including government assistance, scholarships and income support.
You could be eligible for one of the hundreds of scholarships we award each year to help students from across the university with the cost of studying, accommodation or overseas study opportunities. Some of our scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit, but these aren’t just for the academically gifted; ACU also recognises excellence in community engagement and leadership. We also offer a range of scholarships for those who may be struggling financially or who have faced other barriers to accessing education.