Master by coursework
Learn how to design and implement secure information infrastructure and systems.
- Master of Cyber Security
The course has a duration of 1 year full time or 2 years part-time.
- 1 year full-time
A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.
The Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) Code indicates a registered program offered to international students studying in Australia on student visas.
The Curtin campuses or teaching locations where units of this course are offered.
- Curtin Perth
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If COVID-19 restrictions apply, we may need to make changes to units and/or delivery modes.
This offering version is phasing out and no longer taking applications. You may be able to apply for a later version.
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Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.
You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.
In this course, you will learn the theoretical and practical aspects of cyber security, particularly network defence.
The course emphasises the industry's in-demand skill sets, while continually reinforcing the fundamental knowledge that underpins cyber security, ranging from the basics through to advanced topics.
You will complete an extensive practical project in which you'll be able to demonstrate your high-level skills in cyber security.
- You will gain the blue and red team specialist skills and knowledge directly applicable to industry.
- You'll learn from industry-certified professionals that have strong links with local industry.
- Curtin has internationally recognised research in this area that has been commercialised.
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.
- Your qualification is recognised by the Australian Computer Society.
This course has professional accreditation from the Australian Computer Society.
As a cyber security professional you may work as a security auditor, security analyst, SOC specialist, secure systems engineer or cyber security incident handler, in private industry and government organisations.
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.
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.
Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.
|IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)|
|Overall band score||6.5|
At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.
You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.
If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.
A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.
CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.
Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:
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Fees & charges
Fee information is not available for this course at this time. Find estimated course fees.
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