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Postgraduate Coursework

Master of Information Technology (Cyber Security)

2020

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Overview
Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Casuarina Campus (CSP)
1CM109
823100
Casuarina Campus (FF)
1CM609
873100
Online (CSP)
1CM109
823100
Online (FF)
1CM609
873100
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee
Location
CRICOS Code
Casuarina Campus
0101691
Course Duration
Full-time
2 year/s
Part-time
4 year/s
Annual Fee
$29,616.00
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Semester
International
Semester 1
Semester 2
Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
No
Can offers be deferred?
No
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

SITCS2

Award
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.

Career opportunities

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

Professional recognition

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

Credit transfers & pathways


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

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.

  • 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 research and elective units.

The core units of this program will allow you to explore advanced information technology concepts.

Research units will allow you to complete an individual research thesis in a chosen area under the guidance of an academic supervisor. The thesis can be carried out within a university, industry or government setting.

Elective units will allow you to study complimentary courses or explore other areas of interests.

The course stresses both the importance of theory and the application of theory in practice through projects and practical exercises.

You can study a Master of Information Technology (Cyber Security) online or on campus. 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
(11 units)
120cp Compulsory Core units totalling 120 credit points as detailed below.

HIT137 Software Now 
HIT172 Operating Systems and Applications 
HIT274 Network Engineering Applications 
HIT234 Database Concepts
PRT551 Project Management, Risk and Reliability
PRT581 Principles of Software Systems
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
 

  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
HIT172 Operating Systems and Applications  CO HIT137 Software Now  CO
HIT234 Database Concepts CO HIT274 Network Engineering Applications  CO
PRT581 Principles of Software Systems CO PRT572 Communications and Network Security Engineering CO
PRT551 Project Management, Risk and Reliability CO PRT573 Identity Access Management and Security Operations CO
Year 2
PRT574 Security Assessment in Software Development CO PRT558 Security Practice (20cp) CO
PRT571 Asset Security and Risk Management CO PRT820 Master Thesis (20cp) (repeatable) R
PRT820 Master Thesis (20cp) (repeatable) R    

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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
    HIT137 Software Now  CO
    HIT274 Network Engineering Applications  CO
    PRT572 Communications and Network Security Engineering CO
    PRT573 Identity Access Management and Security Operations CO
Year 2
HIT172 Operating Systems and Applications  CO PRT558 Security Practice (20cp) CO
HIT234 Database Concepts CO PRT820 Master Thesis (20cp) (repeatable) R
PRT581 Principles of Software Systems CO    
PRT551 Project Management, Risk and Reliability CO    
Year 3
PRT574 Security Assessment in Software Development CO    
PRT571 Asset Security and Risk Management CO    
PRT820 Master Thesis (20cp) (repeatable) R    

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Students commencing in Summer Semester

The recommended study plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in summer semester 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

 

Semester 1 Semester 2 Summer Semester
Year 1
        HIT137 Software Now CO
        HIT234 Database Concepts CO
        HIT274 Network Engineering Applications CO
        PRT551 Project Management, Risk and Reliability CO
Year 2
HIT172 Operating Systems and Applications CO PRT572 Communications and Network Security Engineering CO    
PRT581 Principles of Software Systems CO PRT558 Security Practice (20cp) CO    
PRT574 Security Assessment in Software Development CO        
Year 3
PRT571 Asset Security and Risk Management CO PRT573 Identity Access Management and Security Operations CO    
PRT820 Master Thesis (20cp) (repeatable) R PRT820 Master Thesis (20cp) (repeatable) R    

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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; or

(b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit.

2020: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

 

Non-Commonwealth supported places

Full fee paying places are available in this course.
2020: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

International tuition fees

The annual tuition fee for full time study of 80 credit points (1.0 EFTSL) for commencing students in 2020 is AUD $29,616.00.
These fees are subject to annual increases each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

You can find a list of International fees and payments you can expect to pay as part of your studies in Australia.

CDU offers a number of scholarships to international students to assist with the cost of study.

Domestic students - postgraduate studies

SATAC

SATAC is the application channel for residents of NT, ACT, SA, WA, QLD, VIC or TAS

 

SATAC

UAC

UAC is the application channel for residents of NSW

 

 

UAC

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Everything you need to know to apply

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There is no application fee when you apply online.

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