Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security
Protect and defend digital information and networks
Become a professional cyber security expert. Learn how to secure data and systems. Gain a working knowledge of important security standards and techniques. Consider privacy concepts and technologies. Get technical and problem solve.
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On successful completion of the program students will have:
- An advanced and integrated understanding of cyber security and related ICT disciplines.
- The capacity to independently: - critically appraise, reflect and synthesise information around problems, concepts and theories in ICT security - research and apply established theories in ICT security - interpret and transmit ICT security knowledge, skills and ideas to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
Career options may include:
- security system developer
- security system manager
- security analyst
- security consultant
AQF level 7 bachelor's degree or (or higher) from a relevant discipline.
English Proficiency Requirements
All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.
- IELTS overall minimum - 6.5
- IELTS section minimum - 6.0
If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University's credit website for more information on applying for credit.
There is a significant shortage of cyber security skill and expertise throughout the world. This program is designed to provide you with a working knowledge of important security standards, techniques to exploit the current systems and networks, and technical depth in terms of expertise in the design of secure systems and their application to real-world problems in different industry sectors. The University of Newcastle offers an advanced Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security which is a professional qualification for those who wish to specialise in safeguarding cyber security across a variety of industry sectors.
You will gain a thorough understanding of cyber security threats and attacks to enable you to identify, analyse and apply security techniques and mechanisms to develop secure protocols. You will also learn privacy concepts and techniques for privacy enhanced technologies, and be equipped to implement best practices for cyber security.
Recommended Study Pattern
With flexible study options, you can complete the program in a time that suits your professional and personal needs. You may complete the program within 1 to 3 years of part-time study
This program consists of 40 units: 20 units of core courses and 20 units of directed courses.
You will study core courses in:
- Data Security
- System and Network Security
You will study directed courses in:
- Systems and Network Administration
- Security Attacks: Analysis and Mitigation Strategies
Students who complete this program may apply for entry to the Master of Cyber Security, for which they will receive 40 units of credit.