Graduate Diploma in Cyber Security

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    1 year full-time
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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 1.3 years 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.

  • Ranked #50 in the world for computer science and engineering^
  • Available to be studied either full-time, part-time or accelerated mode
  • Flexible learning with courses taught in intensive and blended mode

^ARWU, 2022

Entry Requirements

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Fees and Scholarships

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Potential careers

Graduates of this program have gone on to roles such as:

Criminologist;  Cyber Defender;  Cyber Intelligence Expert;  Intelligence Officer

Degree Structure

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The University of Adelaide has partnered with Pearson, the world’s leading global learning company, to deliver this degree 100% online. The Partnership has been established to deliver the very best experience and learning outcomes to all our students. Students will be awarded a University of Adelaide qualification and this degree meets the University's highest quality standards.

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, 10 Oct 2023