Graduate Diploma in Cyber Security (Online)

Duration

As little as 16 months

Courses

8 courses

Study intakes

January, March, May, July, Sept and October

Study mode

100% Online

Program code

5649

Completion time dependent on individual study path, RPL, leave and course availability. Please speak to a Student Advisor for more information.

What you will study

The Graduate Diploma in Cyber Security program comprises eight online courses, with the option of selecting from a Management and Leadership or Security Engineering specialisation.

The Graduate Diploma program consists of four foundation courses, three specialisation electives, and one elective of choice. 

To find out more about each course download the program guide

 

FOUNDATION COURSES
  • Foundations of Cyber Security 
  • Data Security and Privacy 
  • Cyber Security Ethics 
  • Principles of Security Engineering 

The UNSW Online experience

The Graduate Diploma in Cyber Security program has been designed with the working professional in mind and offers you an online learning environment where you can study each course in eight-week blocks. This means you can graduate in as little as 16 months so you can leverage the employer demand sooner.

Our academics are some of the best in the world and even though you’re studying online, you can expect your learning experience to be of the same high standard as that of our on-campus students.  

Throughout your study journey, you will be able to turn to your Student Success Advisor, who is committed to assisting you from enrolment through to graduation. They are on hand for all non-academic queries by phone or email. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPECIALISATION COURSES

Specialisation electives

Management and Leadership

  • Cyber Operations 
  • Cyber and the Law 
  • Cyber Management and Governance 
  • Cyber Threats and Crime 

Security Engineering 

  • Cloud Security 
  • Penetration Testing 
  • Advanced Penetration Testing 
  • Reverse Engineering 
  • Digital Forensics 
Prerequisite courses
  • Foundations of Cyber Security is a prerequisite for Advanced Penetration Testing, Big Data Management, Cloud Security, Cyber Management and Governance, Cyber Operations, Cyber Risk and Resilience, Cyber Threats and Crime, Cyber and the Law, Data Security and Privacy, Digital Forensics, Management and Leadership Capstone Project, Operating System Fundamentals, Penetration Testing, Reverse Engineering and Security Engineering Capstone Project.
  • Penetrating Testing is a prerequisite for Advanced Penetration Testing

Should you choose to pursue a Master of Cyber Security upon the successful completion of your Graduate Diploma, the following prerequisites must be considered:

  • Operating System Fundamentals for Security is a prerequisite for Digital Forensics and Reverse Engineering.
  • Fundamentals of coding: C and Assembler is a prerequisite for Operating System Fundamentals and Reverse Engineering.

Entry requirements

There are two specialisations to choose from in this program - Management and Leadership or Security Engineering. Please refer to your chosen specialisation to find out more about the entry requirements.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place. Study plans and completion times might vary depending on elective choice, RPL, leave and subject availability. For more information, speak with a Student Advisor.

Management and Leadership
  1. Have completed a Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security with a WAM of 65 or greater as determined by the UNSW Postgraduate Coursework Entry Score Calculator or no fails. OR
  2. Have completed a recognised bachelors degree (or equivalent higher level education) in a cognate discipline (e.g. Business, Science, Leadership, Policy) with a WAM of 65 or greater as determined by the UNSW Postgraduate Coursework Entry Score Calculator. OR
  3. Four years of relevant experience* with demonstrated skills and ability in leadership.
    *Relevant experience for the Management and Leadership specialisation includes, but is not limited to, the following roles: Business Strategy, HR Management, Change Management, Project Management, or Policy and Leadership.
Security Engineering
  1. Have completed a Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security with a WAM of 65 or greater as determined by the UNSW Postgraduate Coursework Entry Score Calculator or no fails. OR
  2. Have completed a recognised bachelors degree (or equivalent higher level education) in a cognate discipline (e.g. Computer Science, Science or Engineering or a degree containing considerable mathematics and/or statistics courses) with a WAM of 65 or greater as determined by the UNSW Postgraduate Coursework Entry Score Calculator. OR
  3. Four years of relevant experience* with demonstrated skills and ability in leadership.
    *Relevant experience for the Security Engineering specialisation includes, but is not limited to, the following roles: Business Systems Analyst, Front End Developer, Application Coder, Game Designer, Cyber Security Analyst, Software Developer, Consultant in Risk or Business, Penetration Tester, Security Team Manager, Digital Forensics Specialist, Cyber Security Change and Awareness Manager, Cyber Security Outreach Trainer, Private Investigator, Specialist Police and Military roles, Financial Analyst, Forensic Accountant, Computer Systems or Information Auditor, Data Privacy and Electronics Technician.
 

 

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