Graduate Certificate in Cyber Crime
Investigate and mitigate cyber crime
Explore contemporary approaches to preventing cyber crime in Australia and across the world. You’ll establish the fundamentals of cyber security and get to know digital forensics. Learn through the lens of the criminal justice system.
Australian Higher Education Loan Program (HELP)
- 22 Oct 23
- 12 Nov 23
With a network of campuses spanning three cities in South East Queensland, Griffith University is committed to progressive multidisciplinary teaching and research and a valuable online provider with Open Universities Australia. Already attracting students from over one hundred countries, Griffith's dedication to academic excellence is available across Australia through OUA.
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What you'll learn
Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Cyber Crime will have a specialised body of knowledge in the field of cyber crime in the context of different cybercriminal threats and countermeasures to mitigate their impact on governments, organisations and individuals.
You'll graduate with the skills to investigate cyber crime activities using digital forensic tools and techniques. You'll also be uniquely qualified to identify current and future trends in cyber crime, analyse the behaviours and motivations of cyber criminals and assess the effectiveness of cyber crime mitigation strategies
To be eligible for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Cyber Crime, an applicant must:
- hold a Bachelor degree or equivalent from a recognised University (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing) with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (using a 7.0 point scale)
- OR have a minimum of five years equivalent full-time professional work experience in a relevant field.
Work and Life
A minimum of five years equivalent full-time professional work experience in a relevant field.
English Proficiency Requirements
English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:
- A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0
- OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL
- OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)
- OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)
- OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)
- OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.
English test results must be no more than two years old.
Credit for previous study or work
Reduce the time it takes to finish your degree. You can apply to Griffith to recognise your prior learning, including:
• Formal learning through courses completed at uni and TAFE.
• Informal learning through workplace experience or volunteer training.
• Non-formal learning through social experiences and hobbies.
This degree will provide you with specialised knowledge to examine and combat cyber crime.
Degree structure details
Recommended Study Pattern
This program will be offered part-time online and at the Nathan and Gold Coast campuses.
As a guide, core subjects in this degree can include:
• Fundamentals of Cyber Security
• Digital Forensics
• Crime Analysis and Investigation
• Understanding and Preventing Cyber Fraud
As part of your application, you’ll be guided through how to get the right degree structure in place for you.
To be eligible for the award of Graduate Certificate in Cyber Crime (GCertCybCrim), a student must acquire 40 credit points as prescribed below:
- gain 40 credit points for core courses.