Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security (Secure Software)
For domestic applicants, this qualification is also being offered online for Semester 2 2020 only as part of the Australian Government's Higher Education relief package. Visit the Course Seeker website for more information and apply via SATAC using the code 3GC107.
Design bespoke electronic ‘armour’
Governments and organisations everywhere are now acutely aware of the serious threat posed by cyber-attack. They’re demanding powerful digital tools to keep their critical systems safe. And this degree will equip you provide them.
Approaching cyber security from a technical, computer science perspective, you’ll learn the advanced secure-software development skills needed to build stronger systems.
What will you do?
Our Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security (Secure Software) will prepare you to conceive and create cutting-edge cyber security programs in any sphere.
The industry-driven content is delivered over six months full-time, with a flexible blend of online and intensive on-campus learning. You will gain:
- a strong analytical framework to understand cyber security challenges and solutions from a computer-science perspective
- high-level technical skills and the ability to apply them in real-world contexts through secure programming, networks and operating systems
- an introductory grasp of cyber security policy and governance considerations—social, legal and commercial
- the ability to critically analyse and evaluate relevant data and technology.
Where could it take you?
Opportunities are increasing all over the world. You could write programs that help secure patients’ health data. Keep companies safe from industrial espionage. Or ensure online voting systems are tamper-free. The certificate could also give you advanced standing in our cyber security grad dip or masters.
For those who are based in Adelaide, we will be offering a blended delivery mode that combines face-to-face with remote learning in as many courses as possible, taking into consideration social distancing and hygiene. All lectures will continue to be delivered online for the remainder of the year, with some exceptions.
For our students who are studying offshore for the remainder of the 2020 Academic Year, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
I am a:
SATAC Code www.satac.edu.au Deferment Yes - 2 year Intake February and July Enquiries Future Students teamGraduate entry
Higher Education Study A completed Bachelor degree in Computer Science (or equivalent) with a GPA of 4.5.Apply through SATAC: www.satac.edu.au
CRICOS 099706C Intake February and July
English Language Requirements
Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6 TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21 Pearson Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50 C1 Advanced Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169 Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
Academic Entry RequirementsMore Information
- Bachelor of Computer Science (or an equivalent Information Technology degree with similar levels of programming to a Computer Science degree) and a GPA of 4.5; or
- Relevant work experience, including programming experience, of at least 3 years in Computer Science or Cyber Security roles; or
- Diploma or above in Networking and IT plus 2 years relevant work experience, including programming experience
Fees and Scholarships
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
I am a:
Tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $16,750 for 12 units
Tuition fees International student place: $22,500 for 12 units
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Cloud Architect , Computer Programmer, Computer Scientist, Cyber Defender, Information Analyst
Degree StructureThe Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security (Secure Software) is a 12 unit program, comprising: Core courses to the value of 3 units and elective courses to the value of 9 units.
Example Study PlanStudy plans are available on the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences website.
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Last updated: Tuesday, 8 Sep 2020