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The University of Queensland (UQ)

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Graduate Diploma in Cyber Security

  • Graduate Diploma

Become a leader in cyber security, equipped with new and exciting ways to meet the security challenges of the future.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Diploma
1 year full-time
Course Code
5255, 0100691
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
International Fees
$45,120 per year / $45,120 total

About this course

This one year postgraduate program aims to create specialists with a deep understanding of cyber security's impact on every aspect of modern life, and to empower cyber security leaders for a resilient, more productive digital future.

You'll undertake advanced level courses covering a range of key topics. You'll learn about the major cyber security challenges facing the world and a range of responses, including technical, policy, organisational, governance and geopolitical.

You'll gain integrated learning experience and advance your professional network by working with a cohort with diverse backgrounds from technology, business, mathematics and humanities, unique to UQ.

As a result, you'll be equipped to look at the field from a different angle, ask bigger questions, and find new and exciting ways to tackle real and emerging cyber security threats.

An inter-disciplinary approach

It's estimated that Australia will need an additional 18,000 cyber security professionals by 2026, so in partnership with industry experts, UQ has developed the first program to genuinely address the interdisciplinary nature of this field, while meeting the need for deep technical specialisation in core areas.

Study locations

St Lucia

What you will learn

  • Study specialised topics such as cryptography, cyber criminology, cyber defence and leadership.
  • Gain integrated learning experience and advance your professional network.
  • Undertake an industry or research-based project to improve your workforce readiness.
  • Acquire a global perspective on cyber security and information security fundamentals.

Career pathways

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Depending on which field you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Cyber risk and governance consultant
  • Penetration tester
  • Cyber security analyst
  • IT security specialist
  • Cyber security designer
  • Risk and compliance analyst
  • Cloud infrastructure engineer
  • Incident response manager
  • Cyber security policy officer
  • Domain security architect