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What will I learn?

The Master of Cybersecurity gives you the skills to manage and administer cybersecurity and blockchain and prepares you for careers as security systems analysts, systems designers, data security specialists or security software engineers or administrators.

As a cybersecurity professional, your specialised skills will always be in high demand, as well as highly rewarded.

The MCS expands your knowledge of how to design, deploy and maintain security services, by combining theory with practice. You explore issues faced both by users and application providers, and devise possible solutions.

The MCS caters to students from a variety of backgrounds by including preparatory IT units. However, if you already have a degree in IT or engineering, you may accelerate your study with an exemption from these preparatory units, or perhaps choose to take further cybersecurity electives.

The advanced studies of an MCS include a range of topics, from software security, enterprise security including planning, operations and management to IT forensics, cloud computing and blockchain.

The course emphasises the principles and management of security technologies upon which organisations rely. You will learn how to evaluate the needs of an organisation's infrastructure and create plans to protect it against potential attacks and security breaches.

In your final semester, you may take part in an Industry Experience program, working in a small team with industry mentors to develop entrepreneurial IT solutions. Or you may undertake a minor-thesis research project, investigating cutting-edge problems in security under the supervision of internationally recognised researchers.

Students wishing to exit early can complete with a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma of Cyber and Security.

With the proliferation of mobile and pervasive devices with network capability and the popularity and the availability of Internet, more and more users and application providers are seeking and providing services with the access and delivery paradigm of anytime and anywhere. In order to harness such rapidly changing technology, one needs to have clear understanding, knowledge and experience that transcends these technologies in order to able to design, deploy and maintain networks and application services. This course not only provides an in-depth knowledge on the principles of these technologies, but also explores issues that are faced both by the users and the application providers, and provides possible solutions. The theory is interrelated with the practice which makes this course unique. Students wishing to exit early can complete with a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma of Cybersecurity.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Information Technology

CRICOS

0100636

Study options

Full Time (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$42,800.00 (22,91,221) per year
Start date

25 October 2021, 28 February 2022, 25 July 2022

Venue

Monash University

Clayton Campus,

Wellington Road,

MONASH UNIVERSITY,

Victoria,

3800, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Relevant Bachelor degree or equivalent. English language requirements: IELTS Academic: 6.5 (Reading: 6.0, Listening: 6.0, Writing: 6.0, Speaking: 6.0); TOEFL paper-based: 550 (Test of written English: 4.5); TOEFL internet: 79 (Reading: 13, Listening: 12, Writing: 21, Speaking: 18); Pearson Test of English (Academic): 58 (No PTE communicative skills score below 50); Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 176 (No skill score below 169); Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 (No skill score below 169).

For international students

Entry level 1:
Duration: 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time (96 points to complete)

An Australian undergraduate degree not necessarily in IT, with at least a 60% average, or qualification deemed by the faculty to be a satisfactory equivalent.

Entry level 2:
Duration: 1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time (72 points to complete)

An Australian undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline including computing, computer science, software engineering, computer systems, electrical, electronic or communication engineering with at least a 60% average, or qualification deemed by the faculty to be a satisfactory equivalent.

English entry requirements

Level A

IELTS (Academic): 6.5 Overall score, with minimum band scores: Listening 6.0, Reading 6.0, Writing 6.0 and Speaking 6.0

Pearson Test of English (Academic): 58 Overall score, with minimum scores: Listening 50, Reading 50, Speaking 50 and Writing 50

TOEFL Internet-based test: 79 Overall score, with minimum scores: Reading 13, Listening 12, Speaking 18 and Writing 21

Paper-based TOEFL 550 Test of written English: 4.5

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) 176 No skill score below 169
Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) 176 No skill score below 169

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

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