Postgraduate major

Cyber Security and Networking (with Dissertation)

If you want to further progress your career, master your skills and knowledge of new and emerging technological trends in cyber security and networking whilst achieving an IT research dissertation, this course may be for you.

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MJ-ICSND

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Overview

Cyber security and networking provides a thorough and practical grounding in network design, network administration, network management and security. This course will give you a deep understanding of information technology (IT) methodologies used to help organisations achieve their goals and objectives. You’ll also undertake an IT research dissertation before you graduate.

Studying this course is flexible, allowing you to choose units to develop your skills or build on your current skillset. You can also tailor the course to meet your career goals and needs.

3 reasons to study Cyber Security and Networking at Murdoch

  1. Make use of our brand-new IT Innovation Hub, a cutting-edge learning teaching and research facility, fitted out with the latest mixed and augmented reality equipment, operational data centre and high-performance computing capabilities.
  2. This course has been designed in collaboration with industry partners with an emphasis on effective communication and the development of solutions to complex real-world IT problems.
  3. Learn from information technology experts and industry advisors as they share their experience and insights from a range of perspectives.

What you'll learn

Build essential skills and knowledge to meet your career or study goals. Topics you’ll cover include:

  • Network management and security
  • Global network design
  • Troubleshooting network problems
  • LAN and wireless network design

Your career

There is a critical need for modern IT professionals responsible for establishing, maintaining and developing information systems in a wide range of sectors including: network service providers, banking and finance organisations, government and the military. You could also work as an independent network and security consultant. Careers could include:

  • IT Project Manager
  • Business Intelligence Officer
  • Network Administrator
  • Independent Network and Security Consultant
  • Network Engineer
  • Telecommunications Manager

Professional recognition

Graduates are eligible to sit for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA), Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP).

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English Requirements

You must meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which can be demonstrated through either English proficiency testsuniversity preparation coursesEnglish language coursesprevious tertiary study or vocational education.

 

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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