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Deakin University

Burwood, Melbourne , Victoria ,Australia

Master of Cyber Security

In an increasingly digital world, cyber-attacks are an everyday occurrence. Cybersecurity professionals are employed to protect organizations from these cyber threats and are in high demand globally. This course can prepare you for a successful career in cybersecurity anywhere in the world.

Throughout the Master of Cyber Security, you will learn how to detect, analyze, and confront cybersecurity challenges. You will focus on a range of studies, and gain knowledge about system security and digital forensics, analytics, organizational security and human aspects of cybersecurity.

This course gives you the cybersecurity skills that are crucial to the success of our digital future. And, once you graduate, you’ll have the knowledge and talent to take on an expert security role within the business, government, or law enforcement. 

Campus Information

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

At Deakin’s Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, you are surrounded by expansive grounds and impressive new buildings. It offers state-of-the-art engineering, medical and sport facilities, as well as some of the most advanced research spaces in the world. The campus also features incredible sporting facilities, including Deakin’s Elite Sport Precinct, which includes an Australian rules football oval, FIFA-grade soccer pitch, athletics track, basketball courts, and more.

Intakes

  • March
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 5

Application Process

Application Outcome
7 Days
Visa Application outcome
35 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Career options are varied, you could work anywhere in the world as a:

  • security analyst
  • project manager
  • security system manager
  • cryptographer
  • consultant
  • security system developer or programmer information security auditor
  • business continuity or IT security engineer.

PSW Opportunity

  • Geelong/ Warrnambool Campus - 3 years of Post Study Work Permit

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

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:

  • Bachelor’s Honours (AQF8) degree in a related discipline
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline, plus two years of relevant work experience
  • Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in the same discipline
  • Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent

1.5 years full time (3 years part-time) – 12 credit points

Admissions are based on:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline
  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline, plus two years of relevant work experience
  • Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in a related discipline
  • Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent

2 years full time (4 years part-time) – 16 credit points

Admissions are based on:

  • Bachelor’s degree or other qualification at a higher AQF level in any discipline
  • Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent

Mandatory student checks

Any unit which contains work-integrated learning, a community placement, or interaction with the community may require a police check, Working with Children Check, or another check.

Supporting documents

When you apply to Deakin, it’s important to attach all requested supporting documentation, otherwise, your application could be delayed or disallowed.

Remember, most documents need to be certified before you upload them, so give yourself plenty of time to get organized.

Examples of certified copies you’ll need to include:

  • award certificates
  • academic transcripts
  • formal identity papers (e.g. your passport).

Documents in languages other than English will need to be translated. If you’re applying for a scholarship, please also check the specific supporting documents for that application.