GC036 - Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security

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Plan: GC036O - Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security
Award abbreviation: GCCyberSec
Total credit points: 48
Career: PGRD
Duration: 1 Semester Full Time, 2 Semesters Part Time
Location: Online
Owning school: Science (171H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/schools-colleges/science
ASCED code: 020300
CRICOS code:

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Purpose of the Program

Cyber security forms a vital part of organisational responsibilities. In today’s networked world it is more relevant than ever. From the latest internet worm, to identity theft, the danger is no more than a mouse click away. The Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security is suited to those interested in the role of a systems administrator and/or a risk analysis consultant.

You will be introduced to computer security, encryption standards and cryptosystems, authentication mechanisms and risk and controls mechanisms.

This program is delivered online.

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Articulation and pathways

After completing the Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security you are able to apply for the Master of Cyber Security (MC159) and carry over all credits achieved in GC036O.

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Entrance requirements

Program Entry Requirements
An Australian Bachelor degree (AQF 7) or equivalent from a recognised tertiary institution
No formal qualification but a minimum of 5 years full time work experience in a related industry setting

International qualifications are assessed according to the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

English Language Requirements
A minimum IELTS (Academic module) overall score of 6.5, with no band below 6.0; or equivalent. For equivalents to English entry requirements, see the English equivalents web page.

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External accreditation and industry links

The School of Science has a range of longstanding links with industry through their Industry Advisory Committees (IACs) and through research projects, consulting, and industry-sponsored design projects. Membership of these committees includes industry executives and past graduates from the school. Their involvement ensures that our programs remain relevant to your needs as a graduate and to the needs of graduate employers, by providing feedback on the currency of the programs and the changing needs of industry.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT
(www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.
Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.
You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library.

Online learning tools and content

You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT: www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit.
Services available to you as a student at RMIT University
RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. You can find more information at: www.rmit.edu.au/students.

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