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Graduate Diploma of Cyber Security Edith Cowan University (ECU)




Course info


Designed to meet the demand for cyber security professionals in government, law enforcement, and industry.

The course engages with, and provides a pathway for, information technology professionals seeking to commence or further progress their careers in the cyber security domain. It is also relevant to those seeking to enter the IT profession who have no previous experience in the cyber discipline.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Apply high level, independent judgement when analyzing complex ICT problems to develop innovative solutions.
  • Communicate extensive specialized knowledge, concepts and skills to a variety of audiences within the cyber security discipline.
  • Demonstrate management skills by planning, implementing, evaluating and communicating technical solutions within a broad range of cyber security focused scenarios.

Career opportunities

This course prepares students for careers in the field of cyber security, including areas such as network security, computer forensics, network forensics, security assessment, and information warfare and cyber security management.

Possible future job titles

Cyber Security Analyst, Cyber Security Officer, Technical IT Security Officer, Network Security Engineer, Digital Forensic Practitioner (Acquisition and Analysis), Information Security Auditor, Information Security Analyst, Security Consultant, Software Auditor, Systems Administrator (Security), Information Security Officer, Penetration Tester, Computer Forensics Investigator, Computer Forensic examiner, Computer Forensic Analyst, Network Security Investigator.



Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Graduate Diploma of Cyber Security.

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees

A$31,800.00 (15,29,866) per year


24-Feb-20, 27-Jul-20


Edith Cowan University (ECU)

Joondalup Campus,

270 Joondalup Drive,


Western Australia,

6027, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirement for international students

Academic admission requirements (Band 6) may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

  • Bachelor degree; or
  • Equivalent prior learning including at least five years relevant professional experience.

English competency requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

  • Academic IELTS: An overall band score of 6.5, with no individual band less than 6.0;
  • TOEFL: Minimum score of 573, including Test of Written English of 5.0 or better;
  • TOEFL iBT: Minimum score of 84, with no individual score less than 17;
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE): PTE Academic 58, with no score less than 50;
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency (CPE) - An overall minimum score of 176 with no individual band less than 169;
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) - An overall minimum score of 176 with no individual band less than 169.

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