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Graduate Certificate of Cybersecurity

100% online

Study load

20-24 hours per week

Units

4

Intakes

Mar, Oct

Secure and protect the future of critical systems and information

Become the forefront of innovative cybersecurity

With a wealth of opportunities in a rapidly expanding market, the Graduate Certificate of Cybersecurity will secure your future as an expert in cybersecurity. The realms of business technology have transformed and demand bold leaders and cybersecurity specialists to ensure data and information is being managed in a secure manner.

Integrating foundational learning and specialist knowledge, this course will give you the flexibility to choose your career outcomes from a range of network security, blockchain and cloud computing units that will enhance your professional standing in this ever-changing industry.

What you will learn 
  • A shifting digital reality
    Understand how digital technology is reshaping the world, preparing you to play an integral part in that shift. 
  • Advanced information architecture
    From software security to the cloud and blockchain, you’ll choose which fields of cybersecurity to shape your career towards
  • Policy-based implementations
    From software security to the cloud and blockchain, you’ll choose which fields of cybersecurity to shape your career towards
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Our worldwide Computer Science rankings

Monash University holds high renown for graduate employability with prominent rankings in Computer Science and Information Systems domestically and internationally. 
Australia
# 6
(ARWU Global Ranking by Subject 2021)
International
# 76
(ARWU Global Ranking by Subject 2021)

This course comprises 24 credit points which includes a 6 credit point core Cybersecurity unit and 18 credit points of elective Cybersecurity units.

Need further clarification about our online course structure?

You can submit an enquiry directly to our student consultants by using the form listed on our contact us page. You’ll have the opportunity to schedule a call if you’d like to receive further information.

Part A: Cybersecurity unit

You must complete the following unit.

Information and computer security

You must complete three of the following units.

Software and network security

Enterprise IT security

Blockchain

Cloud computing and security

An Australian bachelor degree or an equivalent qualification, with at least a 60% average, in a discipline relating to IT, Engineering, or a Science degree with completed studies in Python or Java programming and computer architecture networks

English requirements

Applicants must meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements apply for admission to Monash University Australia.

If you need help understanding the above entry requirements, reach out to our student consultants on our contact us page and schedule a booking for a chat.

For the Graduate Certificate of Cybersecurity, the estimated cost is $4587.50 per unit. You may be eligible to receive a FEE-HELP loan to cover part or all of your tuition. Fees are subject to change annually.

Scholarships

We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Looking for clarification on fee’s or scholarships?

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Cybersecurity online at Monash

As security risks arise from an escalated digital world, experts in cybersecurity have never been in more demand. At Monash online we tailor our course learnings to develop your proficiencies in computer science and elevate them beyond.

The Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity will equip you to take on any job, challenge and opportunity to become a world-leading expert in this transformative field. .

Meet your academic team

Dr Mark Creado

Mark Creado has taught programming and other IT-related postgraduate study at Monash for over 10 years. His research interests include smart cities, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and system and data security. He has participated in projects for SMEs across the USA, Asia and Australia.

Dr Abdul Malik Khan

Abdul Malik Khan has 16 years of teaching experience at Monash University as a Senior Lecturer. His research focuses on developing efficient VM-consolidation for cloud-based data centres. He is interested in the culture of cyber-security, exploitation, policing and preventative strategies.

Arvind Kaur

Arvind Kaur is a Lecturer of Software Engineering at the Faculty of Information Technology. She researches software engineering, focusing on software development process and automation. Her unique approach to teaching provides students with productive strategies to confront today’s educational challenges.

I am currently in a career transition phase, working to become a full-time software engineer; all this made possible by the excellent pathways Monash has created.

Rashid Elhouli

Graduate of Computer Science

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Industry insights

With a Graduate Certificate of Cybersecurity, you will be well-placed to take your next step into a pursuing careers and opportunities within the human resources industry, applying your skills in any of the following roles:

  • cybersecurity analyst
  • cybersecurity consultant
  • cybersecurity systems architect
  • business analyst
  • information security officer
  • forensic computer scientist
  • cryptoanalyst
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4 stars out of 5
Information technology specialists report extremely high job satisfaction.

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19.8% job growth is expected for security analyst roles over the next five years.

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$115,000 is the most common salary for a security analyst in Victoria.

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