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Postgraduate Coursework

Master of Information Technology (Cyber Security)

2018

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Overview
Location
Satac Codes
Casuarina Campus
  1CM091
  1CM591
External Studies
  1CM091
  1CM591
Course Duration
Full-time
2 year/s
Part-time
4 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International
Semester 1
Semester 2
CDU Reference
CRICOS codes
096280D
CDU Course Code

SITCS1

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Master of Information Technology (Cyber Security)
Faculty/College
College of Engineering, IT and Environment
Sector
HE
Area of study
Engineering and IT

The Master of Information Technology (Cyber Security) complements your current information systems, information technology and computer science degree.

The course focuses on cyber security in the modern world. You will apply your knowledge in practical activities giving you the opportunity to work alongside industry leaders.

Professional recognition

The Master of Information Technology (Cyber Security) is accredited by Australia Computer Society at the level of professional practice in ICT (cyber security) and therefore recognised internationally under the Seoul Accord.

Admission requirements

Successful completion of a recognised Bachelor of Information Systems, Bachelor of Information Technology or Bachelor of Computer Science, Bachelor of Computer Engineering, or equivalent.

Course fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements: (a) Australian Citizenship; (b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit. 
Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments, Student Contribution and 2018 HE Units and Fees.
 

Non-Commonwealth supported places

Full fee paying places are available in this course.
Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments, Tuition Fee and 2018 HE Units and Fees.
 

International full fees

International course fees are provided on the International Office Fee Schedule: www.cdu.edu.au/international/future-students/courses.

International applications

English Language Requirements for International Students

For detail on English Language Entry Requirements please read the entry requirements provided for International students.

How to Apply

International applicants apply directly to CDU and should refer to the information provided for International future students Apply.

Career opportunities

Graduating from this course may lead to a career as an ICT security specialist, network security analyst or security officer.


  • Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

    For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

    Credit transfer

    For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

  • This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 9.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course structure

The course consists of core units, thesis units and elective units. This course is available externally by distance learning for those who are not able to attend classes on campus on a regular basis. Access to the internet is required for distance learning, with access to high speed broadband highly recommended.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 160 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
Core Units
(9 units)
100cp Compulsory Core units totalling 100 credit points as detailed below.

ENG417 Sustainability
PRT451 Principles of Software Systems
PRT503 Entrepreneurship for Professionals
PRT551 Project Management, Risk and Reliability
PRT571 Asset Security and Risk Management
PRT572 Communications and Network Security Engineering
PRT573 Identity Access Management and Security Operations
PRT574 Security Assessment in Software Development
PRT558 Security Practice (20cp)
 

Research Units
(2 units)
40cp Research units totalling 40 credit points as detailed below.

PRT820 Master Thesis (20cp) (repeatable) x 2
 

Electives
(2 units)
20cp Units totalling 20cp selected from postgaduate units offered by the University.
  160cp Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Masters Degree by Coursework AQF Level 9 course award.
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.

Study plan

Students commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

Legend: CO = Core Unit R = Research E = Elective

 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
PRT451 Principles of Software Systems CO ENG417 Sustainability CO
PRT551 Project Management, Risk and Reliability CO PRT503 Entrepreneurship for Professionals CO
PRT571 Asset Security and Risk Management CO PRT572 Communications and Network Security Engineering CO
Elective E PRT573 Identity Access Management and Security Operations CO
Year 2
PRT820 Master Thesis (20cp) (repeatable) R PRT820 Master Thesis (20cp) (repeatable) R
PRT574 Security Assessment in Software Development CO PRT558 Security Practice (20cp) CO
Elective E    

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Students commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

Legend: CO = Core Unit R = Research E = Elective

 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    ENG417 Sustainability CO
    PRT503 Entrepreneurship for Professionals CO
    PRT572 Communications and Network Security Engineering CO
    PRT573 Identity Access Management and Security Operations CO
Year 2
PRT451 Principles of Software Systems CO PRT820 Master Thesis (20cp) (repeatable) R
PRT551 Project Management, Risk and Reliability CO PRT558 Security Practice (20cp) CO
PRT571 Asset Security and Risk Management CO    
Elective E    
Year 3
PRT820 Master Thesis (20cp) (repeatable) R    
PRT574 Security Assessment in Software Development CO    
Elective E    

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How to apply for domestic students

Applications for postgraduate courses at CDU are submitted through SATAC.

 

The application process is simple and can be completed online.

 

To help you out, we've put together an easy to follow step-by-step guide on how to apply.

Admission requirements for domestic students

Before applying, you may want to check if you meet the admission requirements for studying with CDU.

 

CDU has many pathways to study, so don't worry if you don't meet the admission requirements right now. There is a study pathway to get you started on your journey.

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To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

 

Things like the difference between domestic and international students or the difference between course types like VET and undergraduate.

Are you applying as an International Student?

Everything you need to know to apply

How to apply for international students

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.

 

The process is simple, all you need is a valid email address to create your online account.

 

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

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To help with the process, we've compile a list of authorised representatives.

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Are you applying as a Domestic Student?

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