What will I learn?

Organisations are increasingly concerned with network performance and security. Develop the skills in demand and have the flexibility to tailor your degree to meet your career needs.

You can choose units to develop skills in security, LAN and wireless network design, global network design or network management. This specialisation will also prepare you to sit one or more industry certification exams. These include Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA), Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Managing Cisco Network Security (MCNS) and Cisco Secure PIX Firewall Advanced (CSPFA).

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be eligible to apply for the Master of Information Technology.

3 reasons to study Cyber Security and Networking at Murdoch

  1. Make use of our brand new IT Innovation Hub, a cutting-edge learning teaching and research facility, fitted out with the latest mixed and augmented reality equipment, operational data centre and high performance computing capabilities.
  2. This course has been designed in collaboration with industry partners with an emphasis on effective communication and the development of solutions to complex real-world IT problems.
  3. Study on your own terms – we offer flexible study arrangements allowing you to up-skill whilst you’re still earning so you can study full-time or part-time to suit your circumstances. (If you’re an international student you’ll need to study full-time)

Develop your skills

Build essential skills and knowledge to meet your career or study goals. Topics you’ll cover include:

  • Wireless data communications
  • Information security management
  • Project management
  • Router and firewall security
  • Advanced routing

Your career

As a graduate of the Graduate Diploma in Cyber Security and Networking, you’ll be able to choose from a variety of roles concerned with network performance and security. You could work in a range of public and private organisations such as network service providers, banking and finance organisations or the government and military. Careers could include:

  • Independent Network and Security Consultant
  • Network Engineer
  • Network Administrator
  • Telecommunications Manager

Professional recognition

This degree can prepare you for industry certification exams. These include Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA), Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Managing Cisco Network Security (MCNS) and Cisco Secure PIX Firewall Advanced (CSPFA).

Which department am I in?

Technology

CRICOS

103452D

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
Information not available
Start date

28 February 2022

Venue

Murdoch University

Perth Campus,

90 South Street,

MURDOCH,

Western Australia,

6150, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed a Bachelor degree (AQF level 7) or equivalent; Successful completion of at least two university units at AQF level 7 degree or above. Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS): overall 6.0 with no band below 6.0; Test of English as a Foreign Language - IBT (TOEFL IBT): 73 with no band less than 18; Test of English as a Foreign Language - Paper Based (TOEFL - Paper Based): 534 (Test of Written English not less than 4.5); Pearson Test of English (PTE) - 50 with no band below 50; Cambridge Advanced English prior 52 with no section less than Borderline; Cambridge Advanced English after 169 overall with no band below 169 ; Occupational English Test (OET): OET with a minimum of C in the four components.

For international students

Recognised Australian Computer Society (ACS) -accredited Bachelor's degree in IT (AQF Level 7); OR recognised Bachelor's degree (AQF Level 7) plus an approved qualification in IT (AQF Level 8); OR recognised Bachelor's degree (AQF Level 7) plus two years of relevant IT experience; OR recognised Honours degree (AQF Level 8) plus relevant IT experience. Recognition of relevant and current informal or non-formal learning may be used for entry requirements, and should be discussed with the Academic Chair. Students who have completed the BSc in Internetworking and Security may not enrol in this course.

English Language requirements: IELTS overall 6.0 with no band below 6.0; CAE - 169 overall with no band below 169; PTE - 50 with no band below 50; TOEFL IBT - 73 with no band less than 18; Test of English as a Foreign Language - Paper Based (TOEFL - Paper Based) - 534 (Test of Written English not less than 4.5); OET - OET with a minimum of C (250-290) in each of the four components.

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

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