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Graduate Diploma of Cyber Security, Strategy and Risk Management

A single one year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science

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  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Security Science
  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Security Science

Program Requirements

The Graduate Diploma of Cyber Security, Strategy and Risk Management requires completion of 48 units, which must consist of:

42 units from the following compulsory courses:

COMP6301 - Cyber Security Foundations

COMP6340 - Networked Information Systems

COMP6420 - Intro to Data and Security

LAWS8077 - Cyber Law

NSPO8006 - Nat Sec Policymaking

NSPO8021 - Statecraft in Cyberspace

MGMT7203 - Risk Analysis for Busi Mgmt

6 units from completion of one of the following courses:

CRIM8002 - Cyber-security and Cybercrime

MGMT8005 - Project Risk and Issues Mgmt

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor’s degree with Honours or international equivalent, with a GPA of at least 4/7 in any discipline from a recognised university

or

A Bachelor’s degree or international equivalent with a GPA of at least 4/7 in any discipline from a recognised university plus 1 year of relevant work experience

or

A Bachelor’s degree or international equivalent with a GPA of at least 5/7

Cognate Disciplines

Engineering, Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Statistics, Finance, Actuarial Studies, Computer Science, Information Technology, Criminology, Sociology, Law, Management, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Epidemiology/Public Health, Anthropology

English language Requirements

All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students

Assessment of qualifications

Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programs, provided all other admission requirements are also met.

Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the program. Find out more about the Australian Qualifications Framework: www.aqf.edu.au

ANU uses a 7-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out more about how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities: www.uac.edu.au/future-applicants/admission-criteria/tertiary-qualifications

Unless otherwise indicated, where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA for each qualification separately. ANU will base assessment on the best GPA of all completed tertiary qualifications of the same level or higher.

Applications for course credit

Applicants who have completed a degree in a cognate discipline from a recognised university may be eligible to receive coursework credit towards this degree, in line with the ANU Coursework Award Rules.

Domestic Tuition Fees (DTF)

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$45,600.00

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

The Graduate Diploma of Cyber Security, Strategy and Risk Management is a 1 year full-time (or equivalent part-time) degree that provides students with:
- Exposure to best practice in cyber security, strategy and risk management.
- Cutting edge courses in areas of relevance to cyber security, strategy and risk management.
- An opportunity to deepen knowledge in areas including computing and national security policy, among others.
- Professional development for leaders and practitioners.
- The opportunity to undertake research of professional relevance. 
The program will be taught in intensive blended mode with students expected to be enrolled part-time.
 

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

This program is available for applications until second semester, 2019

Learning Outcomes

  1. Develop and apply effective cyber security strategies, provide leadership direction for an organization to best prepare itself for operations in a contested environment.

  2. Assess the role policy plays in engineering secure systems, technology for policy implementation, and the role of policy in driving the composition of cyber security solutions.

  3. Compare and contrast the legal and ethical aspects of cyber security at the national and international level.

  4. Negotiate the legal, social, regulatory, ethical, and technical issues related to securing information systems and critical infrastructures.

  5. Demonstrate awareness of and responses to a diverse range of cyber threats.

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