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Cybersecurity (Computer Science), Master

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (WUR) , | Online
Master of Cybersecurity (Computer Science) offered at La Trobe University will help you become a skilled cybersecurity professional. Graduate ready to keep pace with the information security demands of business, government, defence and law enforcement. 

About

Complete foundation subjects to develop industry-relevant skills before specialising in Computer Science. Whether or not you have existing experience in IT, this Cybersecurity (Computer Science) offered at La Trobe University  course is your pathway to start or progress your career in the cybersecurity domain.

Career outcomes

Combining cybersecurity with computer science puts you at the front line of defence against cybercrime. Graduate ready for your career as a:

  • Security architect

Plan, design and implement cybersecurity solutions across the entirety of a business.

Communicate with stakeholders, influence change and contribute to the ongoing development of cybersecurity policy in your organisation.

  • Consultant

Work freelance as a consultant to help organisations assess, manage and improve their cybersecurity infrastructure and practice.

Manage stakeholders, collaborate and implement solutions to mitigate risk and drive change.

  • Security analyst

Use your broad technical knowledge in cybersecurity to maintain, improve and uphold cybersecurity systems for your organisation.

Analyse, monitor and respond to cybersecurity threats.

Risk management specialist

Identify risks with existing and emerging technology such as AI or robotics.

Manage, report on and provide recommendations to improve cybersecurity risk profiles.

Work in-house or freelance.

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Academic Integrity Module (online)
  • Cyber Algorithms 
  • Network Security Fundamentals 
  • Cyber Risk Management and Compliance 
  • Entrepreneurship in IT 
  • Cyber Security Principles 
  • Inside the Mind of a Hacker 
  • Computer Forensics 
  • Cyber Law 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
    • Duration description
      only domestic
  • Credits
    240 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    575

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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 (Grade B2):

    176

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

CRICOS code: 093078G

Students must have completed an Australian Bachelor's degree in any discipline, or approved international equivalent.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35600 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    29600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29600 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Melbourne

  • 1501 - 2660 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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