Learn how to identify and respond to threats and information security incidents, whilst developing the digital forensic and critical thinking skills to solve computer crime.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
In this course, previously called Cyber Forensics and Information Security, you’ll learn how to identify, mitigate and prevent cyber security threats and respond to security incidents for government agencies and corporate organisations. You’ll also develop strong analytical and critical thinking skills and learn how to forensically examine digital evidence to solve computer crimes.
The course will provide you a solid foundation of the theoretical and practical aspects of the different dimensions of cyber security, such as network security, software security, system security measures and models, information security, computer forensics, penetration testing and vulnerability assessment, risk and project management and knowledge of relevant standards and regulatory requirements.
As part of your studies, you’ll gain practical experience through research and professional projects and optional industry work placements. You'll also have the opportunity to engage with industry and the community on current issues.
To expand your expertise even further you can combine Cyber Security and Forensics with another major, such as Computer Science, Business Information Systems or Internetworking and Network Security.
This course is accredited at the Professional level with the Australian Computer Society (ACS). When you graduate, you could pursue a career as a cyber security architect or analyst, security auditor, security engineer, security software developer, cyber forensic investigator or auditor, security consultant, systems administrator or even work as an ethical hacker / penetration tester.
For further admission information about this course, please download our Information Pack.
- Perth Campus or external
- Mid-year domestic available
- Mid-year international available
- School of Engineering and Information Technology
Each course has a number of credit points that must be completed for you to graduate. Find out what’s required to meet the credit points for this course.
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At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your offer, however you can use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.
We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. Our International Welcome Scholarship therefore offers eligible students between $8,000 and $11,000, depending on the course you study. Find out what other scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.
The Australian Government also offers scholarships to students from developing countries through the Australia Awards Scholarship program.
How to apply as a International Student
Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system. Applications close at the start of semester on 27 February.
Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 2, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.
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