Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

Accessibility links

Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security

Enter the world of cyber security.

Take your first step into a growing global field with a foundational qualification in cyber security and cyber crime. Working with case studies, real data and insider expert knowledge, you’ll be exposed to emerging cyber security threats and issues, and learn cutting-edge methodologies as you develop the skills for cyber security investigations.

Study location
  • Online
USC program code
SC509
Commence
Semester 1
Duration
1 year part time
Study mode
Online
Total courses
4
Total units
48
International
Not available to international students on a Student visa.
Footnotes
  • This program is not CRICOS registered. Please note that offshore international students enrolling in this program can only study it fully online. This program is not available to onshore international students on a Student Visa.
  • Fee type - Funding Cluster 3
  • Note: Students in specific courses may have the opportunity to seek external industry certifications. Any fees associated with these certifications must be borne by the student and are not the responsibility of the University.

You'll learn from industry experts with decades of practical experience in international cyber security, including the FBI, US Department of Defense, the Australian Signals Directorate and Australian Crime Commission.

Whether you work in ICT and want to build specialist knowledge, or are new to the field, this qualification provides your introduction to the fast-growing cyber security profession.

Continue towards master’s level with the Master of Cyber Investigation and Forensics.

In this program you will:

  • Develop cyber tradecraft skills and competencies, including an introduction to cryptocurrencies, encryption, device and network security, vulnerability testing as well as cyber investigation strategies to locate the offender.
  • Learn from industry experts who have worked at the FBI, US Department of Defense, the Australian Signals Directorate and Australian Crime Commission.
  • Apply and use a range of basic software and hardware in cyber investigations.
  • Identify points of attack on devices and networks and secure them.
  • Sharpen your critical thinking, investigative and ethical skills.
Admission requirements

To be considered for admission candidates would normally be required to possess an undergraduate degree (AQF Level 7) qualification from a recognised higher education institution or equivalent*.

*Applicants who do not possess an undergraduate degree but have 5 years relevant work experience or other relevant experience may be admitted to the program.

Please note that offshore international students enrolling in this program can only study it fully online. This program is not available to onshore international students on a Student Visa.

Careers

Entry-level cyber security analyst, junior security and operations analyst, cyber security consultant

Be at the forefront of cyber security
As part of USC’s Institute for Cyber Investigations and Forensics, you'll learn from industry experts and be at the cutting-edge of cyber research, advocacy and commercialisation.
Technology requirements
Find out about the minimum hardware and software required for this program.

What will I study?

Select your location, starting year and starting semester below to display your program structure and study sequence.

Select your location, starting year and starting semester below to display your program structure and study sequence.

The study sequence ONLY represents the CURRENT program structure. Students MUST follow their commencing structure and use this study sequence to guide enrolment.

Program structure

Total units:

Study sequence

Submit an enquiry

Questions? Ask us anything about studying this program. Alternatively, contact Student Central with any student-related enquiries.

Success! Thank you Something went wrong! {{responseMessage}}
S

Or chat now