In an increasingly digital world, cyber-attacks are an everyday occurrence. As a result, cyber security professionals are in high demand around the world to protect organisations in all sectors from increasingly sophisticated cyber threats. Deakin's Master of Cyber Security equips you with the specialised skills to investigate and combat cyber crime and prepares you for a successful career in cyber security anywhere in the world.
Throughout the Master of Cyber Security, you will learn how to detect, analyse and confront cyber security challenges. You will focus on a range of studies, and gain knowledge about system security and digital forensics, analytics, organisational security and human aspects of cyber security. This vital experience will prepare you to counter the number one criminal threat to modern-day society.
Ready to take on an expert security role within business, government or law enforcement?
Deakin's Master of Cyber Security will give you the skills required to effectively and strategically respond to cyber security challenges from both a technical and organisational perspective. You will gain a solid understanding of cyber security concepts and industry practices as well as the techniques and tools available to prevent and mitigate cyber security threats.
You will learn about digital forensics, security and privacy issues in analytics, network security, and gain the technical skills required to investigate and combat cyber-crime and cyberterrorism.
Deakin regularly invests in its facilities, you will have access to current state-of-the-art software and hardware throughout the course, giving you vital hands-on experience that employers demand.
Graduates may pursue a career as a risk analyst, information security specialist, security system developer or programmer, cyber security consultant, security systems manager, cryptographer, security consultant, information security auditor, security manager; and with experience, take on roles such as chief security officer.
Admission to study postgraduate coursework at Deakin is based on your professional experience and previous academic qualifications. Depending on your prior experience, your course will be:
1 year full time (2 years part time) - 8 credit points
Admission is based on:
1.5 years full time (3 years part time) - 12 credit points
Admissions is based on:
2 years full time (4 years part time) - 16 credit points
Admissions is based on:
Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.
Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course.
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library
Career options are varied, you could work anywhere in the world as a:
To complete the Master of Cyber Security, you will complete 8, 12 or 16 credit points, depending on your prior experience.
The course is structured in three parts:
Depending upon prior qualifications and/or experience, you may receive credit for Parts A and B.
Students are required to meet the University's academic progress and conduct requirements. Click here for more information.
The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.
You can also refer to the Recognition of Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.