GD-CYBSEC v.1 Graduate Diploma in Cyber Security
Course CRICOS Code: 077327G
Registered full-time Duration: 1 Year
Graduate Diplomas prepare students to develop advanced knowledge and skills for professional or highly skilled work and further learning corresponding to AQF level 8 qualifications.
The Graduate Diploma in Cyber Security is aimed at graduates with a Computing background and provides a detailed coverage of the key concepts and challenges in data and resource protection and computer software security. The course focuses on both the high level (e.g. cryptography theory and data access policy development and security program management) and low level practical (e.g. computer forensics, network intrusion detection and incident handling) aspects of information security.
Graduates may be eligible to apply for membership of the Australian Computer Society (ACS).
Additional Course Expenses
Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks and other essential study materials.
Course Entry and Completion Details
Applicants for a Graduate Diploma are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au. Applicants generally require a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate. Any specific course entry and completion requirements must also be met.
Specifically, applicants require a bachelor degree in the discipline of computing, or equivalent, from a recognised tertiary educational institution.
Credit for Recognised Learning
Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au.
Pathway to Further Study
Graduates may qualify for entry to some Master degrees. For further details, see the University website http://curtin.edu.au.
Graduate Diplomas contain a series of units which may include compulsory (core), optional or elective units to cater for student preferences. They may contain a range of majors/streams for students to choose from to pursue learning in a specialised area of study.
Course Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. assess the theoretical concepts involved in data encryption and intrusion detection and deploy them in a modern day Information Technology system
2. evaluate the various approaches to encryption and security detection and develop a strategy for adapting them to a specific situation
3. evaluate and synthesise information from a variety of sources and develop a plan to optimize computer security, data encryption and intrusion management
4. assess computer security management processes and explain them in written and oral form to both technical and non-technical audiences
5. evaluate and select appropriately from existing and emerging encryption, computer security prevention and intrusion technologies
6. engage in continual updating of knowledge with regard to new and emerging computer security concepts, issues and management strategies
7. evaluate and interpret The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, The Association for Computing Machinery and the Australian Computer Society standards related to data encryption, computer security protection and management
8. understand the ethical issues related to protecting the rights of individuals from diverse cultures and how that maps to ensuring the security and integrity of data in an Information Technology system
9. develop policies and practical procedures to improve the security setup of an Information Technology organization
Duration and Availability
This course is one year full-time or equivalent part-time study.
Location and delivery Mode
|Year||Location||Period||All*||Internal||Partially Online Internal^||External||Fully Online#|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 1||Y|
|2017||Sri Lanka Inst Info Tech||Semester 1||Y|
The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.
* The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.
^ Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.
# Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.
|Year 1 Semester 1|
|ISEC5005||v.1||Advanced Cyber Security Concepts||3.0||25.0|
|ISEC5004||v.1||Computer Security Client Based Program Development||3.0||25.0|
|ISEC5003||v.1||Distributed Computing Security Issues||3.0||25.0|
|ISEC5002||v.1||Introduction to Cryptography||3.0||25.0|
|Year 1 Semester 2|
|ISEC5001||v.1||Intrusion Detection System and Incident Handling||3.0||25.0|
|ISEC5000||v.1||Computer Security Project||1.0||25.0|
|SELECT OPTIONAL UNITS TO THE TOTAL VALUE OF:||50.0|
|Optional Units to Select from in Year 1 Semester 2||Hrs/Wk||Credit|
|CNCO6001||v.1 *||Data Network Security||5.0||25.0|
|ISYS6009||v.1 **||Enterprise Network Security||3.0||25.0|
|ISYS6011||v.1 **||Computer Forensics||3.0||25.0|
* Postgraduate Optional Units from Electrical & Computer Engineering.
** Postgraduate Optional Units from Information Systems.
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