Overview

The Graduate Diploma is designed for those looking to build upon foundational knowledge and gain the cyber security skills needed to meet demand in an evolving industry. Develop a holistic perspective of the current and emerging trends in cybercrime and gain the technical skills to secure modern networks against cyber-attacks.

Program Code

5649

Total units of credit (UOC)

48

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Entry requirements

Cyber Security (Management and Leadership)

  1. Have completed the Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security

OR

  1. Have completed a recognised bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline (e.g. Business, Science or Engineering) with a WAM of 65 or greater (as determined by the UNSW Postgraduate Coursework Entry Score Calculator)

OR

  1. Four years of relevant experience* with demonstrated skills and ability in leadership

*Relevant experience for the Management and Leadership specialisation includes, but is not limited to, the following roles: Business Systems Analyst, Front end developer, Application coder, Game designer, Cyber Security Analyst, Software Developer, Consultant in Risk or Business, Penetration Tester, Security Team Manager, Digital Forensics specialist, Cyber Security Change and Awareness Manager, Cyber Security Outreach Trainer, Private Investigator, Specialist Police and Military roles, Financial Analyst, Forensic Accountant, Computer Systems or Information Auditor, Data Privacy, Electronics Technician, Project Manager, Executive Officer, Technical Manager, Analyst.

Cyber Security (Security Engineering)

  1. Completed the Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security

OR

  1. Have completed a recognised bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline (e.g. Business, Science or Engineering) with a WAM of 65 or greater (as determined by the UNSW Postgraduate Coursework Entry Score Calculator)

OR

  1. Four years of relevant experience* with demonstrated skills and ability in leadership.

*Relevant experience for the Security Engineering specialisation includes, but is not limited to, the following roles: Business Systems Analyst, Front End Developer, Application Coder, Game Designer, Cyber Security Analyst, Software Developer, Consultant in Risk or Business, Penetration Tester, Security Team Manager, Digital Forensics Specialist, Cyber Security Change and Awareness Manager, Cyber Security Outreach Trainer, Private Investigator, Specialist Police and Military roles, Financial Analyst, Forensic Accountant, Computer Systems or Information Auditor, Data Privacy, Electronics Technician, Project Manager, Executive Officer, Technical Manager, Analyst, Systems Administrator, Network or Telecommunications Engineer.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.

Some high-demand programs with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.

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Fees

2020 Indicative First Year Fee

$26,820*

2020 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree

$35,760*

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

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