MC159 - Master of Cyber Security

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Plan: MC159 - Master of Applied Science (Information Security and Assurance)
Campus: City Campus

Program delivery and structure

Approach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program structure
Program transition plan

Approach to learning and assessment

The Master of Cyber Security program is offered through a flexible combination of lectures, tutorials and computer laboratory classes. There are also opportunities for you to participate in team-based projects and be engaged in consulting activities. If you have any special needs during your time as a student, provisions will include extra tutorials and special assistance in computer laboratory.

The following are details of learning activities contained in the program:

  • Primarily, you will be learning face-to-face with the lecturers delivering course and other relevant materials. Online materials can be accessed through an online system called myRMIT. The lecturers will elucidate course materials through explanation of key concepts. This will be further illustrated with demonstrations and examples.
  • Assessment will test your understanding of course materials. Provision for this will include written assignments and/or project works and written examinations.
  • Tutorials will provide you with extra assistance if you encounter difficulties. Content of the tutorials will also enhance problem-solving skills.
  • Group participation through discussions and seminar presentations will encourage teamwork.
  • Consulting project works will provide practice in the application of theory and the analysis of real world problems.
  • You are encouraged to seek learning materials from other sources such as libraries and the internet. State-of-the-art information security software used in the program will provide you with hands-on-experience required for analysis of data.

If you have a long-term medical condition, disability and/or other form of disadvantage, it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

If you have already developed areas of skill and knowledge included in this program (for example, through prior studies or work experience), you can apply for credit once you have enrolled in this program. There is information on the RMIT University website about how to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

 

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Work integrated learning

RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice. As a student enrolled in this program you will:

  • Undertake and be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate your professional or vocational practice
  • Interact with industry and community when undertaking these activities
  • Complete these activities in real work contexts or situations.

These interactions and the work context provide a distinctive source of feedback to you to assist your learning.
In this program you will be doing specific courses that focus on work integrated learning (WIL). You will be assessed on professional or vocational work in a work place setting (real or simulated) and receive feedback from those involved in your industry. Work integrated learning (WIL) designated courses are:

  • INTE1122 Case Studies in Cyber Security (core course, Stage A)
  • INTE2396 Information Systems Risk Management (core course, Stage B)
  • INTE1130 Industry Awareness Project (core course, Stage C)
  • INTE1131 Industry Linkage Project (core course, Stage D)

Completion of these WIL courses will involve liaising with industry to define/create the problem, analysing and creating a report, and presenting and receiving feedback from industry partners.

 

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Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following:
 

All courses listed may not be available each Semester.

 

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Stage A of Program

Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Case Studies in Cyber Security12INTE1122City Campus
Introduction to Information Security12INTE1120City Campus
Discrete Mathematics12MATH2045City Campus
Web Servers and Web Technology12COSC1300City Campus
 
AND

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Stage B of Program

Complete the following Two (2) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Coding for Cyber Communication12INTE1124City Campus
Information Systems Risk Management12INTE2396City Campus
AND
Select and Complete One (1) Course from:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Information Theory for Secure Communications12INTE1128City Campus
Ethical Hacking for Cyber Security12INTE2102City Campus
Smartcards and Biometrics for Cyber Security12INTE1129City Campus
Algebra for Information Security12MATH2172City Campus
AND
Select and Complete One (1) Course from:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Data Communication and Net-Centric Computing12COSC2061City Campus
Computer and Internet Forensics12COSC2302City Campus
Algebra for Information Security12MATH2172City Campus
Information Theory for Secure Communications12INTE1128City Campus
Smartcards and Biometrics for Cyber Security12INTE1129City Campus
Digital Risk Management and Information Security12INTE1002City Campus
Digital Strategy12INTE1030City Campus
Ethical Hacking for Cyber Security12INTE2102City Campus
Database Concepts12ISYS1055City Campus
Analysis of Large Data Sets12MATH1319City Campus
Game Theory and its Applications12MATH1320City Campus
Introduction to Statistical Computing12MATH1322City Campus
Mathematical Modelling and Decision Analysis12MATH1293City Campus
Cloud Security12INTE2401City Campus
Secure Electronic Commerce12INTE1070City Campus
Governance and Change in Digital Business12INTE2412City Campus
Digital Innovation12INTE1014City Campus
Business Intelligence12INTE1040City Campus
 
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Stage C of Program

Complete the following Two (2) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Cryptography for Cyber Security12INTE1125City Campus
Industry Awareness Project12INTE1130City Campus
AND
Select and Complete One (1) Course from:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Information Theory for Secure Communications12INTE1128City Campus
Ethical Hacking for Cyber Security12INTE2102City Campus
Smartcards and Biometrics for Cyber Security12INTE1129City Campus
Algebra for Information Security12MATH2172City Campus
AND
Select and Complete One (1) Course from:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Data Communication and Net-Centric Computing12COSC2061City Campus
Computer and Internet Forensics12COSC2302City Campus
Algebra for Information Security12MATH2172City Campus
Information Theory for Secure Communications12INTE1128City Campus
Smartcards and Biometrics for Cyber Security12INTE1129City Campus
Digital Risk Management and Information Security12INTE1002City Campus
Digital Strategy12INTE1030City Campus
Ethical Hacking for Cyber Security12INTE2102City Campus
Database Concepts12ISYS1055City Campus
Analysis of Large Data Sets12MATH1319City Campus
Game Theory and its Applications12MATH1320City Campus
Introduction to Statistical Computing12MATH1322City Campus
Mathematical Modelling and Decision Analysis12MATH1293City Campus
Cloud Security12INTE2401City Campus
Secure Electronic Commerce12INTE1070City Campus
Governance and Change in Digital Business12INTE2412City Campus
Digital Innovation12INTE1014City Campus
Business Intelligence12INTE1040City Campus
 
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Stage D of Program

Complete the following Two (2) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Advanced Topics in Cryptography12INTE1127City Campus
Industry Linkage Project12INTE1131City Campus
AND
Select and Complete One (1) Course from:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Information Theory for Secure Communications12INTE1128City Campus
Ethical Hacking for Cyber Security12INTE2102City Campus
Smartcards and Biometrics for Cyber Security12INTE1129City Campus
Algebra for Information Security12MATH2172City Campus
AND
Select and Complete One (1) Course from:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Data Communication and Net-Centric Computing12COSC2061City Campus
Computer and Internet Forensics12COSC2302City Campus
Algebra for Information Security12MATH2172City Campus
Information Theory for Secure Communications12INTE1128City Campus
Smartcards and Biometrics for Cyber Security12INTE1129City Campus
Digital Risk Management and Information Security12INTE1002City Campus
Digital Strategy12INTE1030City Campus
Ethical Hacking for Cyber Security12INTE2102City Campus
Database Concepts12ISYS1055City Campus
Analysis of Large Data Sets12MATH1319City Campus
Game Theory and its Applications12MATH1320City Campus
Introduction to Statistical Computing12MATH1322City Campus
Mathematical Modelling and Decision Analysis12MATH1293City Campus
Cloud Security12INTE2401City Campus
Secure Electronic Commerce12INTE1070City Campus
Governance and Change in Digital Business12INTE2412City Campus
Digital Innovation12INTE1014City Campus
Business Intelligence12INTE1040City Campus
 

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Program transition plan

Very Important: This program is being phased out, and will only be available until Semester 2, 2023.

If you may not complete this program by Semester 2, 2023 or if you have queries or concerns regarding the changes and how you may be impacted, academic advice from the College of Science, Engineering and Health Academic Services team or from your Program Manager will be available to you. No new students are admitted to this program.

If transitioning from MC159 - Master of Applied Science (Information Security and Assurance) to MC159P18 - Master of Cyber Security, your courses will be automatically transferred to the new plan, subject to the following constraints:

You will need to complete one of the following two Stage A programming courses: COSC2531 - Programming Fundamentals or COSC2737 - IT Infrastructure and Security

If you have already taken COSC1300 - Web Servers and Web Technology, this course will not count towards your credit total for MC159P18 Master of Cyber Security.

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