Highlights

  • Develop skills to investigate and appraise complex cyber security and networking challenges.
  • Complete in as little as six months full-time.
  • Continue onto a Master of Information Technology.

Highlights

  • Develop skills to investigate and appraise complex cyber security and networking challenges.
  • Complete in as little as six months full-time.
  • Continue onto a Master of Information Technology.

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Why choose this course?

If you want knowledge and skills in new technological trends and are interested in developing the specialist knowledge and skills to succeed in senior IT-related positions, then this course is for you. Increasingly employment in the field of networking is requiring expertise in security and many aspects of cyber security are underpinned by those policies and practices adopted to prevent unauthorised access to computer networks. The Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security and Networks focuses on the development of abilities in the investigation and appraisal of complex cyber security and networking challenges.

Real-world learning

During your studies, you will experience a range of learning approaches, including:

  • project-based units requiring you to apply theoretical and technical knowledge in the development of artefacts such as software applications, business cases, technical specifications, conceptual models and theoretical frameworks;
  • using real-world and research-inspired problems within units;
  • using advanced analytical, conceptual and logical thinking processes to solve novel and complex problems;
  • covering relevant contemporary IT and interpersonal capabilities necessary for you to be prepared to move into senior professional positions.

Learn from the best

The most recent QILT data shows the overall quality of the QUT postgraduate IT experience is one of the best in Queensland, with our courses score well over the national average for overall student satisfaction (80.3%).  We are above the national average for 5 or the 6 QILT quality indicators, and lead Australia in student satisfaction related to skill development (89%).

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What to expect

All market sectors are embracing new digital and technological advances to ensure they remain competitive (source: Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA)).  The prevalence of digital technologies in industry is resulting in a growing demand for savvy IT professionals across a diverse range of sectors and roles.

Fields such as data science, artificial intelligence, machine learning, cyber security, virtual and augmented reality, and the Internet of Things continue to evolve rapidly.  Business investment in these areas continues to grow, as does the demand for expertise in these areas (source: Australia’s Digital Pulse, ACS/Deloitte).

Our new Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security and Networks has been developed to align with those emerging IT industry trends.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

Upon graduation, you will have the ability to demonstrate well-developed information security and network management discipline knowledge. You will be able to investigate, appraise, and apply discipline-specific methods and approaches to address complex cyber security and networking challenges. Application of your knowledge and skills will result in considered and relevant information security and network management solutions.

Course articulation

Upon successful completion of this course, you will eligible for entry into IN20 - Master of Information Technology with a reduced course duration.

Possible careers

  • Computer Systems Engineer
  • Data-Driven Decision Maker
  • IT project manager
  • Information Security Specialist
  • Network Manager
  • Solution architect
  • Systems Analyst
  • Systems Manager

Details and units

To graduate with a Certificate in Cyber Security and Networks you are required to complete 48 credit points of course units consisting of:

  • 36 credit pooints of core units; plus
  • 12 credit points of discipline option units selected from an approved list of units.

To graduate with a Certificate in Cyber Security and Networks you are required to complete 48 credit points of course units consisting of:

  • 36 credit pooints of core units; plus
  • 12 credit points of discipline option units selected from an approved list of units.

Requirements

Course code
IN16
CRICOS code
0101554
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
Duration
6 months full-time
12 months part-time
Duration
6 months full-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July

Entry requirements

You must have one of:

  • A recognised bachelor degree (or higher qualification) in information technology or related discipline; or
  • A recognised bachelor degree (or higher qualification) in any discipline followed by at least three years full-time (or equivalent) professional experience in an information technology related field; or
  • A recognised diploma (or higher qualification) in information technology or related discipline followed by at least two years full-time (or equivalent) professional work experience in an information technology related field; or
  • At least five years full-time (or equivalent) professional work experience in an information technology field.

Minimum academic requirements

A recognised bachelor degree (or higher qualification) in information technology or related discipline; or

A recognised bachelor degree (or higher qualification) in any discipline and three years full-time (or equivalent) professional experience in an information technology related field.*

*You must provide a detailed curriculum vitae and employer statements with your application. These must include your position details including your roles and specific responsibilities outlining your IT discipline knowledge and duties undertaken in IT projects. All work experience must be post degree studies.

 

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Commencing in 2022: The test validity has been extended from two to three years for all intakes in 2022. Commencing in 2023: Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
58 50 50 50 50
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Commencing in 2022: The test validity has been extended from two to three years for all intakes in 2022. Commencing in 2023: Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
6.5 6 6 6 6
TOEFL iBT
Commencing in 2022: The test validity has been extended from two to three years for all intakes in 2022. Commencing in 2023: Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2023 fees

2023: To Be Announced

2023 fees

2023: To Be Announced

2022 fees

2022: $12,900 per year full-time (48 credit points)

2022 fees

2022: $17,400 per year full-time (48 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

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