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Master of Cyber Security

Course code L33

This Masters by Coursework degree is designed to meet the demand for cyber security professionals within government, law enforcement and industry.

The course engages with, and provides a pathway for, information technology professionals seeking to commence or further progress their careers in the cyber security domain. It is also relevant to those seeking to enter the IT profession who have no previous experience in the cyber discipline.

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

L33

Fees

Domestic fee paying - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $22,350

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Duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online Accelerated online mode

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

L33

CRICOS code

083335A

Fees

International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $31,800

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Duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online Accelerated online mode

See Course Details for further information.

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup

Semester 1: Study part-time at Joondalup

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup

Semester 2: Study part-time at Joondalup

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup

Accelerated online mode

This course is offered in an Accelerated online mode.

Course Structure

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CSI6199Cyber Security20
CSI6201Networking Technologies20
CSI6202Network Security20
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CSI6203Scripting Languages20
CSI6204Ethical Hacking and Defence20
CSI6205Digital Forensics20
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MAT6206Data Analysis and Visualisation20
CSI6219Principles of Project Management20
CSI6206Information Warfare20
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit TitleCredit Points
Students enrolled in the Work Integrated Learning program complete the following unit
CSI6223Work Experience Project60
Students NOT enrolled in the Work Integrated Learning program complete the following unit
CSI6224Applied Project60

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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook

Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply advanced technical strategies to investigate and synthesise complex concepts within authentic ICT tasks and assessments.
  2. Apply communication skills to demonstrate innovative methods, solutions and contributions in addressing cyber security focused issues.
  3. Reflect critically on a complex body of cyber security focused knowledge, research principles and methods to demonstrate mastery of professional practice.
  4. Use high level self-management skills to initiate, plan and execute a complex cyber security research paper or professional project.

Professional Recognition

Accredited by: Australian Computer Society (ACS)

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $22,350 *

* Domestic fee paying - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

AUD $31,800 *

* International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

This course prepares students for careers in the field of cyber security, including areas such as network security, computer forensics, network forensics, security assessment, information warfare and cyber security management. Graduates of the program will be qualified to work as cyber security professionals including roles as designers, architects, analysts or security system engineers.

Possible future job titles

Cyber Security Analyst, Cyber Security Officer, Technical IT Security Officer, Network Security Engineer, Digital Forensic Practitioner (Acquisition and Analysis), Information Security Auditor, Information Security Analyst, Security Consultant, Software Auditor, Systems Administrator (Security), Information Security Officer, Penetration Tester, Computer Forensics Investigator, Computer Forensic examiner, Computer Forensic Analyst, Network Security Investigator

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