Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security (Online Delivery)

Course summary

Cyber security involves the creation, analysis, testing and operation of secure computing devices, computer networks and applications. It relies on technology, people, information and processes to enable secure operations in the context of adversaries.

A cyber security professional’s role is to protect data from unauthorised access as well as working with colleagues to detect cyberthreats and actively combat cybercriminals.

As we conduct more of our social, consumer and business activities online, there is a growing demand for cyber security professionals to manage our digital life and economy in a trusted environment. In addition, the number of cyberattacks is increasing globally across all sectors of society, in particular government, banking, insurance, health, telecommunications, entertainment, automation, and artificial intelligence.

This situation is compounded by a worldwide shortage of cyber security skills expertise with as many as 3.5 million unfilled jobs in cyber security globally by 2021.

What you will study

Students will study subjects in coding, database security, web security and cyber security risk management.

This degree

The Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security provides a solid foundation which will help you to solve practical cyber security problems and learn how to keep pace with innovations in cyber security technology.

These advanced courses lead to specialist roles such as ethical hacker/penetration tester, digital forensics analyst, cryptographer, security consultant, security architect, information security manager or chief information security officer.

Fee subsidised places available

In 2021 the Commonwealth government will subsidise tuition fees by up to 75% for a large number of eligible domestic students studying this Graduate Certificate. UOW will allocate the fee-discounted places using a 'first in' system until all places have been allocated.

To be eligible for consideration for this fee subsidy, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a domestic student, i.e. an Australian or New Zealand citizen, a permanent resident of Australia or a permanent Australian Humanitarian visa holder
  • Meet the required admission criteria of this Graduate Certificate
  • Be enrolling in this Graduate Certificate in 2021

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Course information

Study area

Information & Communication Technology

Campus

UOW Online Wollongong

Course Code

3121

Duration

6 months full-time or part-time equivalent

Delivery

Distance

Cricos

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

A recognised Bachelor degree or a tertiary academic qualification with duration of at least 3 years’ full time equivalent

OR

Work Experience
3 years’ full-time equivalent managerial/professional work experience or 7 years’ full-time equivalent general work experience.

FEES

Commonwealth supported students are required to pay a student contribution amount towards the cost of their course. The amounts are calculated based on the subject cluster and the Equivalent Full-time Study Load (EFTSL) value of the subject. For information regarding student contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

A recognised Bachelor degree or a tertiary academic qualification with duration of at least 3 years’ full time equivalent

OR

Work Experience
3 years’ full-time equivalent managerial/professional work experience or 7 years’ full-time equivalent general work experience.


ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

The following level of English is required to gain admission to this program:

English Test

Overall Score

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

IELTS Academic

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

TOEFL (Internet-based)

70

18

18

17

17

UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Pass (weighted average mark of 50 overall and minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing)

Other qualifications may also be considered. Full details can be found on our English Language Requirements website.


FEES

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

The fee per session is based on a standard full-time load and is equivalent to 24 credit points, ie 4 subjects.

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

UOW Online Wollongong

Distance

$14,000 (2021)

$14,000 (2021)

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2020.

Applicant background

2020 intake

2020 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

-

-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

-

-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

All students

-

-

< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with adjustment factors. For more information on adjustment factors commonly available to applicants, see ‘ATAR-based admission’.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2020

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2021 Session 3

UOW Online Wollongong

Session: 19 July – 24 September 2021

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 20 June 2021*
  • International Applicants: 20 June 2021*

*Complete applications (with all required documentation) received by these dates will receive an outcome prior to the start of session.
Applications received after these dates will continue to be assessed until 3 weeks prior to session (international), and start of session (domestic). Late applications may be assessed for future sessions if an outcome for the requested session is not possible.

2021 Session 4

UOW Online Wollongong

Session: 11 October – 17 December 2021

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 12 September 2021*
  • International Applicants: 12 September 2021*

*Complete applications (with all required documentation) received by these dates will receive an outcome prior to the start of session.
Applications received after these dates will continue to be assessed until 3 weeks prior to session (international), and start of session (domestic). Late applications may be assessed for future sessions if an outcome for the requested session is not possible.

Course Structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Handbook

Why choose this course

The Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security offered 100% online by the University of Wollongong provides a foundation for a successful career in cyber security.

Graduates from any discipline will quickly gain vital knowledge and skills through hands-on study, focusing on solving real-life cyber security problems. These knowledge and skills are in high-demand in roles such as secure software developer, database administrator, secure web developer or security analyst.

Students will have access to world-leading cyber security experts with the backing of UOW’s leading Institute of Cybersecurity and Cryptology (IC²).

UOW ranked among the top 200 universities in the world for Computer Science and Information Systems in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020.