Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security [Online] (GCertCyberSecurity[Online])

Program Code

Program Faculty
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Academic Year

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The Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security [Online] is designed to meet the demand for cyber security professionals in public, NGO, law enforcement, and commercial sectors. It provides a strong analytical framework to understand the challenges, problems and solutions of cyber security from a range of professional perspectives. Students will develop technical and business knowledge and learn to apply this through a managerial perspective skills to help secure an organisation’s information systems. It provides a pathway, and advanced standing, to further learning in the Master of Cyber Security [Online].

The Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security [Online] is an AQF Level 8 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 0.5 year. However, this program is only offered part-time for a duration of 0.7 year.


Condition of Enrolment

Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Faculty before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Academic Program Rules for Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security [Online]

There shall be a Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security [Online].

Qualification Requirements

To qualify for the degree of Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security [Online], the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of 12 units, comprising:

  • Core courses to the value of 12 units
  • Students without a programming background are required to take COMP SCI 7210OL Foundations of Computer Science - Python A in lieu of POLIS 7024OL Political Institutions and Policy-Making

Core Courses