Master of Cybersecurity
Blended learning – on-campus and digital learning
The Master of Cybersecurity readies you for a career in info tech with the skills to develop and maintain complex ICT systems using cutting-edge methods.
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2 years full-time or 4 years part-time
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2024 Start Dates
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Course information in detail
- Course detail, course structure and units of study.
To qualify for the award of Master of Cybersecurity students must complete 14 units of study (200 credit points) as follows:
- Twelve (12) core units (175 credit points)
- Two (2) electives (25 credit points)
The Master of Cybersecurity consists of a total of 14 units (200 credit points). Units normally carry 12.5 credit points (cps.). In a year, eight (8) units normally constitute a full-time load of 100 credit points and four (4) units normally constitute a part-time load of 50 credit points. The volume of learning of the Master of Cybersecurity is typically two (2) years.
Maximum Academic Credit
The maximum level of credit that can be granted for the Master of Cybersecurity is 100 credit points (normally eight units)
Units of study
Careers and graduate outcomes
- Career opportunities, course aims and objectives, graduate skills and professional recognition.
- Cybersecurity Analyst
- Security Systems Manager
- Cybersecurity Coordinator/ Operations/Project Manager
- Security System Developer
- Network/Cybersecurity Engineer/Architect
- Security Solutions Sales
Aims and objectives
On successful completion of this Course students will be able to :
|CLO1||Demonstrate a broad and coherent understanding of the concepts and practices within the field of cybersecurity, and to apply this as an effective member of diverse teams in a professional context|
|CLO2||Identify cybersecurity threats and apply appropriate tools and techniques to classify and mitigate those threats|
|CLO3||Critically analyse unfamiliar cybersecurity scenarios, evaluate the existing knowledge base, and propose novel solutions|
|CLO4||Apply relevant knowledge and skills to implement substantial Cybersecurity projects with industry relevance|
|CLO5||Communicate information proficiently to technical and non-technical audiences, including industry practitioners|
|CLO6||Reflect on, and take responsibility for their own learning, manage their own time and processes effectively by regularly reviewing personal performance as a means of managing continuing professional development|
|CLO7||Apply knowledge of research principles and methods to solve complex and diverse cybersecurity problems and scenarios|
- capable in their chosen professional, vocational or study areas
- entrepreneurial in contributing to innovation and development within their business, workplace or community
- effective and ethical in work and community situations
- adaptable and able to manage change
- aware of local and international environments in which they will be contributing.
Pathways and scholarships
- Pathways, recognition of prior learning and scholarships.
Course fees and requirements
- Entry requirements and non-year 12 entry.
How do I pay my fees?
FEE-HELP is a loan given to eligible full-fee paying higher education students to help pay part or all of their tuition fees. The Commonwealth Government pays the amount of the loan directly to Swinburne.
HECS-HELP is a loan and discount scheme available to eligible students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place. A HECS-HELP loan can cover all or part of the student contribution amount.
The admission requirements for Master of Cybersecurity consist of:
- a bachelor degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline, or
- a non-STEM bachelor degree, plus three years industry experience in the web development, cybersecurity, software development or related fields, or
- successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Cybersecurity.