Graduate Diploma in Cyber Security (GradDipCybSec)

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These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (


The Graduate Diploma in Cyber Security 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 technical and non-technical perspectives. Students will develop technical knowledge and learn to apply this through technical and organisational perspectives to provide cyber security expertise to organisations. It provides advanced standing to further learning in the Master of Cyber Security.

The Graduate Diploma in Cyber Security is an AQF Level 8 program with a standard full-time duration of 1 year.

Program Learning Outcome
1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the technical practice of Cyber Security, and its application within industry contexts.
2. Apply the principles of Cyber Security within real-world contexts.
3. Adopt and employ professional attitudes, standards and values.
4. Use interpersonal skills to enable effective communication with a range of audiences.

Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Executive Dean or delegate 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.

Program Maximum Duration: As specified in Table 1 of the Coursework Academic Programs Policy, this program must be completed within a Maximum Duration which includes any periods of non-enrolment, leave of absence or approved study at other institutions for credit towards a Program. 

Academic Program Rules for Graduate Diploma in Cyber Security

There shall be a Graduate Diploma in Cyber Security.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the Graduate Diploma in Cyber Security the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 24 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 12 units
  2. Elective courses to the value of 12 units
  3. International students with an IELTS overall score less than 8.0 are required to take ENG 7057 Communication & Critical Thinking in lieu of an elective.
Core Courses

To satisfy the requirements for Core Courses students must complete courses to the value of 12 units.

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
COMP SCI 7210 Foundations of Computer Science A 3
COMP SCI 7211 Foundations of Computer Science B 3
COMP SCI 7328 Concepts in Cyber Security 3


Courses to the value of 3 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
MATHS 7027 Mathematical Foundations of Data Science 3
MATHS 7107 Data Taming 3