• Application Deadline
  • 18 months


With the rapid expansion of the internet, cybercrime and malicious software deployments are on the increase. There is a need for security professionals who can protect assets and information by securing networks and computer systems. 

The Master of Information Security and Digital Forensics from Auckland University of Technology also develops skills in discovering and recording digital forensic evidence of crimes and malicious behaviour by extracting data from networks, hard drives, cell phones and other digital devices.

Career opportunities

  • Computer forensic and security specialist
  • Computer forensic technician
  • Corporate and business IT forensic and security personnel
  • Forensic analyst
  • Forensic technology investigator
  • Forensic computer examiner
  • Forensic computing specialist
  • Electronic forensic investigator
  • Independent IT forensic consultants
  • Information security specialist
  • Information system auditors
  • Members of computer emergency response teams
  • Members of high technology police units
  • Network and IT system administrators
  • Software developers and architects

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods
  • Information Security
  • Cryptography and Cryptanalysis
  • Digital Forensics Tools and Techniques
  • Next Generation Networking
  • Intelligent Surveillance
  • Research Readings.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Applicants from visa free countries
    • We recommend that you apply before 11 January for February intake and before 2 June for July intake.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 18 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences (or equivalent) with a B grade average in level 7 papers
  • May be required to supply references and attend a selection interview

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23403 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23403 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    5569 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5569 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Domestic - 8,540 NZ$ per year
  • International  - 35,885 NZ$ per year

Living costs for Auckland

  • 1400 - 2200 NZD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


There is a wide range of scholarships and awards available to AUT students at all stages of their study. The AUT scholarships database holds searchable information about over 100 AUT scholarships and a further 200 externally funded scholarships and provides links to the application processes. You can search by name, level, subject area or by closing date. It can be found on the University website page.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.


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