This Masters by Coursework degree is designed to meet the demand for cybersecurity 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 cybersecurity domain. It is also relevant to those seeking to enter the IT professionals who have no previous experience in the cyber discipline.
Academic Admission requirements (Band 6)
Special entry may be considered for students with a cognate first degree (or with appropriate experience) who can apply for a reduced course duration:
1.5 years full time (3 years part-time) – 180 credit points
Admission is based on:
Bachelor degree in a related discipline, or
Bachelor degree in any discipline, plus five years relevant work experience, or
Graduate Certificate of Cyber Security (or equivalent), or
Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent.
English Language requirements (Band 4)
English competency requirements may be satisfied through the completion of one of the following:
IELTS Academic Overall band minimum score of 6.5 (no individual band less than 6.0);
Bachelor degree from a country specified on the English Proficiency Bands page;
Successfully completed 0.375 EFTSL of study at postgraduate level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
Where accepted, equivalent prior learning, including at least five years of relevant professional experience; or
Other tests, courses or programmes defined on the English Proficiency Bands page.
Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup
Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup
Accelerated online mode
This course is also offered in an Accelerated online mode.
Year 1 - Semester 1
Year 1 - Semester 2
Ethical Hacking and Defence
Year 2 - Semester 1
Data Analysis and Visualisation
Principles of Project Management
Year 2 - Semester 2
Students are required to enrol in either CSI6224 Applied Project or CSI6223 Work Experience Project (if approved) in their final semester of study, having completed all other course requirements.
Students enrolled in the Work Integrated Learning programme complete the following unit
Work Experience Project
Students NOT enrolled in the Work Integrated Learning programme complete the following unit
Course Learning Outcomes
Apply advanced technical strategies to investigate and synthesise complex concepts within authentic ICT tasks and assessments.
Apply communication skills to demonstrate innovative methods, solutions and contributions in addressing cybersecurity-focused issues.
Reflect critically on a complex body of cybersecurity-focused knowledge, research principles and methods to demonstrate mastery of professional practice.
Use high-level self-management skills to initiate, plan and execute a complex cybersecurity research paper or professional project.
This course prepares students for careers in the field of cybersecurity, including areas such as network security, computer forensics, network forensics, security assessment, information warfare and cybersecurity management. Graduates of the programme will be qualified to work as cybersecurity 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.