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What will I learn?

Learn how to defend business, government and individuals databases which hold sensitive data. Employment in this area has experienced strong growth over the last ten years and is forecast to continue to do so.

Your specialization in security will allow you to be on the frontline of the war in cyberspace and to become familiar with the methods attackers use. You learn to investigate how security breaches occur, how private information is vulnerable and ways to protect it.

You will develop an understanding of the security models provided by the major operating systems involved in modern computer networks. Through lecture and lab work you will delve into networks, their protocols and hardware and investigate how these systems can be vulnerable to a malicious attack. Your problem-solving skills will come to the fore, a part of your role may include ethical hacking – testing a system to break-in or to find weak points.

As a network architect, or an IT security specialist, you can look forward to a varied career in information security, IT operations and more.

Career opportunities

Network administrator

Ethical hacker

ICT security specialist

Network architect and designer

Networking and security officer

Product security manager

This course may be on offer at a partner institution.

Which department am I in?

School of Engineering, IT and Physical Sciences

CRICOS

092055A

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$24,700.00 (13,35,857) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

25 July 2022, 27 February 2023, 31 July 2023

Venue

Federation University Australia

Mount Helen Campus,

University Drive,

MOUNT HELEN,

Victoria,

3350, BALLARAT, Australia

Online/Distance (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$24,700.00 (13,35,857) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

25 July 2022, 27 February 2023, 31 July 2023

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Successful completion of Australian Year 12, or overseas equivalent. Academic IELTS: Academic IELTS: Overall 6.0 (no band less than 6.0); 60-78 with minimums: Reading 13, Listening 12, Speaking 18, Writing 21; Pearson (PTE): Overall 50 (no band less than 50); Cambridge-CAE: Overall 169 (no band less than 169).

For international students

Successful completion of Australian Year 12 with final-year mathematics courses, or overseas equivalent.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS band score of 6.0, with no band less than 5.5, or equivalent; TOEFL iBT: 60-78 with minimums (Reading 8, Listening 7, Speaking 16, Writing 18); Pearson (PTE): Overall 50 (no band less than 42); Cambridge-CAE: Overall 169 (no band less than 162).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • The Gordon
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About Federation University Australia

Federation University is a premier regional university that has been educating future leaders, innovators and thinkers for over 150 years.

  • Among Australia’s oldest and most reputed institutions
  • No. 1 in Victoria for teaching and graduate employment
  • Over 150 courses and world-class research set up on offer
  • Excellent campus facilities and services for students