Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security
Employers recognise the importance of secure IT systems
Delve into digital forensics and fight cyber crime. Identify and address threats and risks. Explore malware and attacks. Skill up in computer and network security. Follow investigative procedure. Work within legal and social frameworks.
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Gain the specialist knowledge required to investigate, detect and prevent cyber crime using digital forensic tools and techniques in this degree. Identifying current and future trends in cyber crime, analysing the behaviours and motivations of cyber criminals and assessing the effectiveness of cyber crime mitigation strategies are key areas of focus. You'll also acquire the tools to present evidence that is acceptable in a court of law, drawing on a wide range of theoretical and applied science techniques to establish facts.
As a graduate, you'll be able to understand cyber threats, vulnerabilities, risks, and the fundamentals of cyber attack and cyber defence, guided by your strong knowledge of foundational concepts of cyber security, including security engineering, software security, privacy and regulations. You'll have the tools to conduct security assessments and evaluate various methodologies for mitigating risks in ways that enhance cyber security through the multi-facets of privacy protection, access control, and avoidance of human-related factors.
With this graduate certificate, you'll have the tools to prevent, detect and investigate cybercrime. As the economy increasingly relies on digital technology, protecting invaluable data will continue to gain importance. You could find work as a database administrator, ICT security specialist or systems administrator, and more.
To be eligible for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security, an applicant must:
- hold a Bachelor degree or Bachelor Honours degree in Information Technology or Computer Science or equivalent from a recognised University (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing) with a minimum GPA (Grade Point Average) 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.
Griffith University grants credit and recognition of prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information, please visit the following website:
As part of this graduate certificate, you'll gain practical experience through case studies and in workshops with fellow students. You'll critically evaluate digital crime scenes and learn how to present evidence of cyber crime. The interactive nature of the learning experience will allow you to develop connections with your fellow students. Throughout, you will learn from some of Australia's foremost academics on cyber security, who have extensive professional experience.
Recommended Study Pattern
This program will be offered part-time online and at the Nathan and Gold Coast campuses.
To be eligible for the award of Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security (GCertCybSecurity), a student must acquire 40 credit points as specified in the course list.
Degree structure can be found here