Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity

Gain a professional qualification to further your IT career. Learn about information security and assurance considerations within enterprise systems and be able to integrate security policy, practices and technologies into existing infrastructure.

The Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity is a 60 credit programme, divided into four 15 credit courses.  There are two compulsory courses and two electives.

Students must complete 60 credits at level 7 consisting of:

  • CS7501 Information Security III and IT7502 Digital Ethics
  • Two elective courses at level 7 chosen from the course list

The aim of the Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity (GCertCS) is to create a set of information technology professionals who have the ability to think about information security and assurance within an enterprise system, and know how to integrate security policy, practices and technologies into an operational infrastructure.

Potential Career Options

Graduates will have the skills and knowledge to work in the IT industry in a range of roles such as security consultant, security analyst, security administrator, SecDevOps/DevSecOps, incident analyst, incident handler, information assurance analyst, security assessor/auditor, security engineer, penetration tester, digital forensic analyst, network forensic analyst, malware analyst, security developer or other information/cyber security-related support roles e.g. service desk.

Programme Structure

The Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity is a 60 credit programme, divided into four 15 credit courses.  There are two compulsory courses and two electives.

Students must complete 60 credits at level 7 consisting of:

  • CS7501 Information Security III and IT7502 Digital Ethics
  • Two elective courses at level 7 chosen from the course list below

Schedule of courses

Compulsory courses

Elective courses

Level 7

Entry Criteria

Domestic: A degree in Computer Science or Information Technology or equivalent preferably with Network, or equivalent practical, professional or educational experience in the IT industry. 

International: IELTS 6.0 with no band score lower than 5.5 (or equivalent) and academic requirements.

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Additional Information

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Further Study Options

Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology

Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology

Master of Information Technology

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