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MC-CYBSE

Cyber Security

Master by coursework

Learn how to design and implement secure information infrastructure and systems.

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  • Qualification
    Master of Cyber Security
  • Duration
    1 year full-time
  • Credit
    200
  • CRICOS
    105743K
  • Location
    Curtin Perth
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Semester 1, 2023

Applications now open!

12 February 2023

Semester 2, 2023

10 April 2023

6 July 2023

Semester 1, 2024

14 August 2023

8 February 2024

Semester 2, 2024

8 April 2024

4 July 2024

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Why study Cyber Security at Curtin?

Top 1 %

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2022.

Get the Curtin edge

Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Global education

You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.

Outline

Outline

This course is designed to upgrade your existing skillset in IT/computational science and add cyber security to your field of expertise.

 

You will undertake industry-inspired projects and assessments to learn the theoretical and practical aspects of cyber security, particularly network defence. Learning outcomes are mapped to a variety of industry certifications such as those offered by Cisco and Palo Alto.

 

You’ll gain the blue and red team specialist skills and knowledge you can use in your career and learn from professionals who have strong links with local industry.

 

The course emphasises experiential project-based learning, so you will develop strong teamwork skills and acquire knowledge based on real-world examples.  

 

The course builds on each unit undertaken, constructing a fully functional cyber-range and test environment that meets industry expectations and enables you to demonstrate your high-level skills in cyber security.

How this course will make you industry ready

  • You will learn both technical and governance skills.
  • The course has been designed to cover the cyber security skills and knowledge that are demand by local and international industry.
  • You will have completed an industry-relevant practical project that demonstrates your high-level skills.

Career information

  • Cybersecurity incident handler
  • Penetration tester
  • Secure DevOps specialist
  • Security analyst
  • SOC specialist
  • Secure systems engineer
  • Security auditor

What you'll learn

  • demonstrate a good understanding of standards and practice relating to cyber security governance and competency in cyber security technology.
  • provide innovative and creative solutions underpinning science and analytical methods to address challenges in cyber security industry.
  • communicate effectively approaches and solutions that involve the latest advances in cyber security technology to both experts and non-technical audiences.
  • apply and devise new approaches to cyber security addressing global problems ensuring compliance with international and professional standards such as IEEE/ACM/ACS/ACSC/ISO.
  • create security solutions that are underpinned by ethics, sustainability and social responsibility.
  • demonstrate initiative, leadership when working independently and collaboratively using problem solving and decision-making skills.

Admission criteria

What you need in order to get into this course. There are different pathway options depending on your level of work and education experience.

A 3-year recognised Bachelor degree in Information Technology or Computational Science or Engineering with a minimum of 2 years relevant work experience or a 4-year degree in Information Technology or Computational Science or Engineering.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6.0

Speaking

6.0

Reading

6.0

Listening

6.0

Overall band score

6.0

Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees & charges

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

Fee year: 2023

Student type Cost
Domestic $28,716*

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2023

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

2024

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

2025

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

How to apply

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice

Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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