MC159 - Master of Cyber Security

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Plan: MC159VRI - Master of Cyber Security
Campus: RMIT University Vietnam


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: Master of Cyber Security
Award abbreviation: MCyberSecu
Total credit points: 192
Career: PGRD
Duration: 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Location: Vietnam, Saigon Campus
Owning school: Science (171H)
Owning school URL:
ASCED code: 029901
CRICOS code:

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Purpose of the Program

Information security and assurance 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 detailed approach of the Master Cyber Security is aimed at information security managers by providing the principles underlying the components, and managing the risk, of information security systems. The program also applies to technical specialists who are interested in the implementation or critical evaluation of information security systems.

You will learn about wireless Local Area Network (LAN) security, the Advanced Encryption Standard, Rivest–Shamir–Adleman (RSA) encryption, elliptic curve cryptography, and information systems risk management. There are opportunities for internships in the information security industry for students of the Master of Cyber Security.

As a graduate of the Master of Cyber Security you will be able to: apply a range of mathematical, analytical, algorithmic and computational techniques; model and critically evaluate a range of information security systems and processes (hardware or software based or hybrid) which operate on a diverse range of media (optical, wireless, wired); and use a variety of protocols (EFTPOS, INTERNET, CCITT) in business or personal communications, keeping in mind the importance of ethical values in this service oriented field.

Upon graduation you will be well placed to be able to perform these roles in either government or private organizations. Furthermore, you will have developed the capacity to evolve with industry as existing information systems become more complex and more accessible to an increasing variety of users.

You will undertake a capstone experience in the Stage C course INTE2596 Industry Awareness Project, in which you will conduct a substantial industry-oriented project as a part of a team that must demonstrate elements of research and enquiry, including a literature review, analysis and discussion. In Stage D of the program you will also undertake the capstone experience course INTE2598 Industry Linkage Project, which allows you to implement the ideas that were researched in INTE2596, and engage with an industry partner.

This program is delivered in a blended mode which combines on campus and online delivery.


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Articulation and pathways

Exemptions and Credit

If you have already developed areas of skill and knowledge included in this program (for example, through prior studies or work experience), you may be eligible for exemptions, credit transfer or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). More information about Credit Transfer and RPL can be found on the RMIT University website:

Students with relevant studies in computer science, information technology, software engineering, data science, analytics or statistics will be eligible for advanced standing as follows:

Qualification level Advanced Standing Remaining Program Duration
Bachelor degree
Graduate Certificate
(AQF Level 7 or
Up to 48 credit points depending on the courses previously studied Minimum of 144 credit points


Upon successful completion of this program you may be eligible to undertake a PhD in related programs at RMIT University, subject to program entry requirements.

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Entrance requirements

Program Entry Requirements
Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree or international equivalent with a GPA of at least 2.0 out of 4.0 with award title including: Computer, IT, Software, Electrical, Electronics, Communications, Mathematics, Physics, or equivalent.
A bachelor degree or international equivalent, with a GPA of at least 1.5 out of 4.0 in a scientific/engineering/technical field with evidence of at least three years' work experience in the field of IT/Information Security, or equivalent.

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.

This award is not accredited by an external body. 

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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 Vietnam you can access the services, facilities and study space provided by the RMIT Vietnam Library: and RMIT Melbourne Library

You can also access the extensive collections of electronic resources and online services provided by RMIT University Library. Resources include databases, e-books, electronic journals and newspapers. Assistance is available via the Ask the Library chat service. Find more information on Library resources and services at: 

Online learning tools and content
Log in to the RMIT Vietnam Intranet to access study resources for your program.

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University
RMIT University Vietnam provides the following resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing for your study and career goals.
Services available include:

  • transition to tertiary student learning
  • study skills, academic skills including academic literacy, writing for academic purposes, research, exam preparation and much more
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health and personal matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in community engagement, arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance.

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