This course will provide you, an IT professional the opportunity to understand a key problem in industry: how to use the wealth of data in current IT systems (i.e. data analytics) to prevent, identify and respond to attacks on critical infrastructure and business operations (i.e. cyber security). Graduates will be prepared to analyse existing IT infrastructure to identify technical and non-technical measures to protect that infrastructure.
On completing a Graduate Diploma of Cyber Analytics (Advanced), you can choose a career in a wide variety of roles including:
|Duration||1.5 years full-time or 3 years part-time|
|Credit Points that Must be Earned||48|
|Number of Units Required||CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in postgraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).|
|Expected Hours of Study||One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.|
|Course Type||Postgraduate Award|
|Qualification (post nominal)||GradDipCybAn(Adv)|
|AQF Level||Level 8: Graduate Diploma|
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must have completed an Australian Computer Society (ACS) accredited Bachelor level (or higher) qualification, and demonstrate a minimum of two years' work experience within the Information Technology industry.
Experience can be demonstrated in the form of a letter of employment, presented on a company lettterhead and signed and dated by a delegated authority. Please ensure the letter contains your position title, a brief position description and your length of service.
English Language Proficiency Requirements
If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.
Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:
If you do not satisfy any of the above you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve one of the following scores as below.
English test results remain valid for no more than two years between the final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.
Each student will be assessed individually.
|Interim Awards||Not applicable|
|Exit Awards||CM04 - Graduate Certificate in Cyber Analytics (Advanced)|
|Professional Accreditation||Not applicable|
|Learned Society Accreditation||Not applicable|
No Residential School for this course.
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|Course Learning Outcomes|
|Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors||1||2||3||4|
|1. KNOWLEDGE Have advanced knowledge within a systematic and coherent body of knowledge that may include the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills in a new or existing discipline or professional area|
|2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge and identify and provide solutions to complex problems|
|3. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to think critically and to generate and evaluate complex ideas|
|4. SKILLS Have specialised technical and creative skills in a field of highly skilled and/or professional practice|
|5. SKILLS Have communication skills to demonstrate an understanding of theoretical concept|
|6. SKILLS Have communication skills to transfer complex knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences|
|7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to make high level, independent judgements in a range of technical or management functions in varied specialised contexts|
|8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to initiate, plan, implement and evaluate broad functions within varied specialised technical and/or creative contexts|
|9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for personal outputs and all aspects of the work or function of others within broad parameters|
|Number of units: 8||Total credit points: 48|
You are required to complete eight units in this course. The following 5 units are compulsory:
If you are considering going on to take the remaining units from the Master of Cyber Analytics (Advanced), you may wish to look at the structure for that course, as in that course you have an opportunity of completing one of two streams: industry or research
|Students must complete the following compulsory units:|
|COIT20278||Cyber Security Frameworks|
|COIT20279||Cyber Security Tools and Techniques|
|COIT20280||Principles of Data Analytics|
|COIT20281||Cyber Security Teams and Communication|
|COIT20282||Research in Cyber Analytics|
|Students must complete 3 from the following units:|
|COIT20283||Human Factors in Cyber Security|
|COIT20284||Cyber Law and Data Governance|
|COIT20285||Cyber Analytics Risk Management|
|COIT20286||Cyber Security Offence and Defence|