Graduate Diploma in Cyber Security New

Campus Online
Degree Type Graduate Diploma
Duration 1 year full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3GD122

Step up in digital defence

Cyber security has become one of the key global issues of our time. Protecting the integrity of digital information is critical in every sphere: from national security, to business and industry, and our personal lives.

Consequently, demand for technically skilled and management-savvy cyber security experts is rising, presenting countless career opportunities. Our online Graduate Diploma in Cyber Security prepares you to accelerate on this rewarding path.


What will you do?

Studying entirely online, you’ll have the flexibility to undertake tasks where and when it suits your personal circumstances. The degree is completed over 14 months part-time and delivered in focused blocks, helping you maintain momentum through regular achievement of milestones.

With a curriculum informed by the University’s ongoing partnerships with the Defence, Science and Technology group, Australian Cyber Collaboration Centre and AustCyber—and mentoring provided by our own world-class cyber security researchers—the degree will give you:

  • a broad, interdisciplinary understanding of complex cyber security needs and considerations across multiple industries
  • high-level real-world technical skills
  • a sound grasp of cyber security policy and governance considerations—social, legal and commercial
  • the ability to analyse and evaluate relevant data and technology
  • the interpersonal skills to effectively communicate issues and strategies to a range of stakeholders.


Where could it take you?

You’ll emerge equipped to play a senior role in cutting-edge cyber security programs for governments, law enforcement agencies, companies and NGOs alike, all over the world. You could also choose to complete our online Master of Cyber Security with just another 8 months’ study.
  • 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 2021 Academic Year, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. 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. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.

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    Domestic applicants

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    SATAC Code 3GD122
    Enquiries Future Students team

    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry

    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3GD122

    International applicants

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    Not offered to international students.

  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Indicative annual tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $20,988

    International applicants

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    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

    Criminologist, Cyber Defender, Cyber Intelligence Expert, Intelligence Officer

  • Degree Structure

  • Further Information

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Last updated: Wednesday, 7 Apr 2021