Graduate Diploma in Cyber Security

Degree Type Graduate Diploma
Duration 1 year full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3GD102
CRICOS 099705D

Go beyond the firewall

With cybercrime networks constantly evolving, governments and organisations have a pressing need to stay a step ahead. There is high demand globally for cyber security experts to secure digital networks and protect our communities.

What will you do?

Our Graduate Diploma in Cyber Security will equip you to execute and manage cutting-edge cyber security programs in any sphere.

The industry-driven content is delivered over 12 months full-time, with a flexible blend of online and intensive on-campus learning. You will gain:

  • a broad, manager’s perspective on complex cyber security needs and issues
  • high-level technical skills and the ability to apply them in real-world contexts
  • a sound grasp of cyber security policy and governance considerations—social, legal and commercial
  • the ability to critically analyse and evaluate relevant data and technology.

You’ll also undertake specialist courses in both cyber security management and secure software.

 Where could it take you?

You could identify vulnerabilities in social welfare systems. Audit information security procedures for business advisory firms and their clients. Or customise state-of-the-art cyber security software for growing SMEs. The grad dip could also give you advanced standing in our Master of Cyber Security.

  • Entry Requirements

    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.
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    Domestic applicants

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    SATAC Code 3GD102
    Deferment Yes - 2 year
    Intake February and July
    Enquiries Future Students team

    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry

    Higher Education Study A completed Bachelor degree or equivalent with a GPA of 4.5. Students without a Bachelor of Computer Science degree or equivalent will be required to complete foundation courses as electives.
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3GD102

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    CRICOS 099705D
    Intake February and July
    Selection Criteria
    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 Requirements
    More Information
    Tertiary Qualifications Bachelor degree or equivalent with a GPA of 4.5. Students without a Bachelor of Computer Science degree or equivalent will be required to complete foundation courses as electives.
    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

    Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
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    Domestic applicants

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    Indicative annual tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $33,500

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units) International student place: $45,000

    Scholarships

    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

    Find a Scholarship.

  • Careers

    Potential careers

    Computer Programmer, Computer Scientist, Cyber Defender, Data Analyst, Programmer, Information Analyst

  • Degree Structure

    The Graduate Diploma in Cyber Security is a 24 unit program, comprising: Core courses to the value of 12 units and elective courses to the value of 12 units.

    Example Study Plan

  • Further Information

The University of Adelaide is committed to regular reviews of the courses and programs it offers to students. The University of Adelaide therefore reserves the right to discontinue or vary programs and courses without notice. Please read the important information contained in the disclaimer.

Last updated: Tuesday, 8 Sep 2020