Graduate Diploma in Cyber Security New
Go beyond the firewall
With cybercrime networks constantly evolving and the cost of cybercrime increasing dramatically, 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, and thousands of cyber security jobs are added every year
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.
You will gain:
- a broad perspective on complex cyber security needs and issues
- high-level technical skills and the ability to apply them in real-world contexts
- the ability to critically analyse and evaluate relevant data and technology
- the chance to gain invaluable real-world experience, through a major research or industry-based project as well as an optional industry internship.
How will you study?
This program is able to be studied in either part-time, standard full-time or accelerated mode—enabling you to undertake your studies at a pace and level of commitment that suits you. For further information, see the Degree Structure section.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. This program could also give you 24 units of advanced standing in the Master of Cyber Security.
Please note: For programs including placements and/or study-related activities in settings where COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory, it is an inherent requirement that all students be fully vaccinated prior to undertaking the placement and/or study-related activity.
For our students who are studying offshore in 2022, 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 further information and a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions
information for this program.
I am a:
|Deferment||Yes - 2 year|
|Intake||January, May, September|
|Higher Education Study||A completed Bachelor Degree|
|Intake||January, May and September|
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||
|Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements||A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements|
Academic Entry RequirementsDetailed information on international qualifications assessment
|Tertiary Qualifications||Bachelor degree or equivalent with a GPA of 4.5|
Fees and Scholarships
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
I am a:
|Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units)||International student place: $46,000|
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Graduates are well equipped to lead cyber security initiatives across industry as diverse as finance and banking, government, education, healthcare and online retail.
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Computer Programmer, Computer Scientist, Programmer, Cyber Defender, Information Analyst
The Graduate Diploma in Cyber Security is ideal for those students who have a background/qualifications in another field and are looking to upskill in this exciting, high-demand area. The curriculum has been designed to include all of the necessary computer science foundations for students to succeed. Students with relevant qualifications or experience in computer science can apply for advanced standing*.To qualify for the Graduate Diploma in Cyber Security, students must satisfactorily complete a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of no less than 24 units comprising:
- Four core courses to the value of 12 units
- Two courses from elective set A courses to the value of 6 units
- Choice of two additional courses** from elective set A or B to the value of 6 units
*For further information, please contact one of our friendly program advisors.
**Unless exempted, international students are required to take ENG 7057 Communication & Critical Thinking in lieu of an elective.
This program is able to be studied in either part-time, standard full-time or accelerated mode—enabling you to undertake your studies at a pace and level of commitment that suits you*.
Accelerated mode – 12 units (4 courses) per trimester
Standard full-time mode – 24 units (8 courses) per year
Part-time mode – 3 or 6 units (1 or 2 courses) per trimester
You can even choose the study load that works best for you at different times of the year.
Whatever mode you choose, our interactive blend of online and face-to-face learning supports you in fitting your study around other commitments—without compromising on authentic and immersive learning experiences.
*International students please note: accelerated study modes are subject to visa conditions. Please contact one of our friendly program advisors for more information.
Example Study Plan
|Core courses (12 units total)
Students must complete all of the following
|Elective Set A (6 units total)
2 courses* (3 units each) plus 2 from Set B
ENG 7111 Internship (6 units) plus 2 from Set B
4 courses* (3 units each) with NO Set B electives
|Elective Set B (6 units total)
Students much choose 2 courses*
Study plans are available on the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences website.
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Last updated: Monday, 17 Jan 2022