The program consists of 192 credit points.
You will develop skills to apply a range of mathematical, analytical, algorithmic and computational techniques.
You will model and critically evaluate a range of cyber security systems and processes (hardware, software-based or a hybrid) that operate on a diverse range of media (optical, wireless or wired).
You will use a variety of protocols (EFTPOS, INTERNET, CCITT) in business or personal communications, keeping in mind the importance of ethical values in this service-oriented field.
Courses are aimed at a holistic approach to cyber security and are paired with insights from industry experts.
The curriculum covers many topics, including risk management and cryptosystems, biometrics and ethical hacking.
The two-semester project in second year allows you to gain in-depth knowledge and expertise in a cyber security topic of your choice.
- An Australian bachelor degree in computing, or IT, or software, or electrical, or electronics, or communications, or mathematics, or physics with a GPA of at least 2.0 out of 4.0, or equivalent
- An Australian bachelor degree in a scientific/engineering/technical field with a GPA of at least 1.5 out of 4.0 or equivalent, with evidence of at least three years’ current, relevant work experience in the field of IT/ information security.
International qualifications are assessed for comparability to Australian qualifications according to the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).
Exemptions Some applicants might be eligible for exemptions that might change the duration of their program.
English language requirements
To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:
- IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
- TOEFL (Paper Based Test): minimum score of 580 (TWE 4.5)
- TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)
- Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
- Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.
Some of the cyber security roles undertaken by RMIT graduates, in both government and private organisations, include:
- penetration testers
- IT risk analysts
- security managers
- forensic analysts
- security auditors
- network security engineers