Master of Cyber Security

General

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Program Description

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This Masters by Coursework degree is designed to meet the demand for cybersecurity professionals within government, law enforcement and industry.

The course engages with and provides a pathway for, information technology professionals seeking to commence or further progress their careers in the cybersecurity domain. It is also relevant to those seeking to enter the IT professionals who have no previous experience in the cyber discipline.

Course Entry

Academic Admission requirements (Band 6)

Academic admission requirements (Band 6) may be satisfied through the completion of one of the following:

  • Bachelor degree; or
  • Equivalent prior learning including at least five years of relevant professional experience.

English Language requirements (Band 4)

English competency requirements may be satisfied through the completion of one of the following:

  • IELTS Academic Overall band minimum score of 6.5 (no individual band less than 6.0);
  • Bachelor degree from a country specified on the English Proficiency Bands page;
  • Successfully completed 0.375 EFTSL of study at postgraduate level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
  • Where accepted, equivalent prior learning, including at least five years of relevant professional experience; or
  • Other tests, courses or programmes defined on the English Proficiency Bands page.

Course Details

Semester availability

  • Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup
  • Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup

Accelerated online mode

This course is also offered in an Accelerated online mode.

Course Structure

Year 1 - Semester 1

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CSI6199 Cyber Security 20
CSI6201 Networking Technologies 20
CSI6202 Network Security 20

Year 1 - Semester 2

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CSI6203 Scripting Languages 20
CSI6204 Ethical Hacking and Defence 20
CSI6205 Digital Forensics 20

Year 2 - Semester 1

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MAT6206 Data Analysis and Visualisation 20
CSI6219 Principles of Project Management 20
CSI6206 Information Warfare 20

Year 2 - Semester 2

Students are required to enrol in either CSI6224 Applied Project or CSI6223 Work Experience Project (if approved) in their final semester of study, having completed all other course requirements.

Students enrolled in the Work Integrated Learning programme complete the following unit

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CSI6223 Work Experience Project 60
Students NOT enrolled in the Work Integrated Learning programme complete the following unit
CSI6224 Applied Project 60

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Apply advanced technical strategies to investigate and synthesise complex concepts within authentic ICT tasks and assessments.
  • Apply communication skills to demonstrate innovative methods, solutions and contributions in addressing cybersecurity-focused issues.
  • Reflect critically on a complex body of cybersecurity-focused knowledge, research principles and methods to demonstrate mastery of professional practice.
  • Use high-level self-management skills to initiate, plan and execute a complex cybersecurity research paper or professional project.

Career Opportunities

This course prepares students for careers in the field of cybersecurity, including areas such as network security, computer forensics, network forensics, security assessment, information warfare and cybersecurity management. Graduates of the programme will be qualified to work as cybersecurity professionals including roles as designers, architects, analysts or security system engineers.

Possible future job titles

Cyber Security Analyst, Cyber Security Officer, Technical IT Security Officer, Network Security Engineer, Digital Forensic Practitioner (Acquisition and Analysis), Information Security Auditor, Information Security Analyst, Security Consultant, Software Auditor, Systems Administrator (Security), Information Security Officer, Penetration Tester, Computer Forensics Investigator, Computer Forensic examiner, Computer Forensic Analyst, Network Security Investigator.

Last updated May 2020

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