Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security

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    6 months full-time
    (or part-time equiv.)
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For more information about this program please visit the program website

Stand guard in the digital domain

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.

Our online Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security equips you to launch or progress a uniquely rewarding career as a cyber generalist—and help secure our shared digital future.


What will you do?

Completed 100% online over 8 months part-time, the degree gives you significant flexibility to study as and when it works for you. Content is highly industry-driven and provides a solid foundation of knowledge and skills across both the technical and business management aspects of cyber security.

You will graduate with:

  • a strong analytical framework to understand cyber security challenges and solutions
  • basic technical skills, including in computer forensic analysis, and the ability to apply them in real-world contexts
  • broad knowledge of business information systems’ structure and security risks
  • a firm 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?

Professionals with generalist cyber security knowledge and skills are in demand

  • 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:

Cyber Intelligence Expert;  Cyber Defender

Degree Structure

For more information about this program  please visit the program website.

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