MSc in Network and Information Security

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Designed specifically to address a growing need in the industry, the Master of Network and Information Security at Griffith College is a 1-year program that aims to enable students to develop robust and efficient network security plans, strategies and solutions. Taught on a full-time and part-time basis, as a graduate of this course:

  • Gain specialized knowledge and skills essential for a career in network security.
  • Establishes an analytical mindset necessary for independent academic and professional research.
  • Gain a practical understanding of how to identify industry requirements for computer network security and analyze security risks.
  • Develops a team player attitude necessary to communicate problems, ideas and solutions to all levels of the industrial team.
  • Take advantage of your knowledge of support topics in the various disciplines of computer science.
  • Get fantastic job prospects with a 100% employment history from a sample of 35 graduates from our class of 2017.

Program structure

The programme contains eight taught modules and one final dissertation/dissertation per placement. Four modules are taught per semester and you will then complete a project over a twelve-week period. The overall programme lasts for one calendar year.

  • Network and information security technologies
  • Legal and Ethical Aspects of Information Security
  • IT infrastructure protection and ethical hacking
  • Cryptography
  • Computer Forensics
  • Information Security Management
  • Telecommunications networks and services
  • Search Methods
  • Dissertation / Dissertation by practice

Career progression

Through the MSc in Network and Information Security, you will have gained valuable professional experience, specialise in a key emerging field and develop many technical skills. There is a wide range of career options for our graduates, which include:

  • Information Security Architect
  • Information Security Risk Manager
  • Cyber Security Manager
  • IT Consultant
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Information Security Engineering
  • Microsoft Solutions Engineer
  • Senior Programming Engineer
  • Academic Research
  • Web Developer

Admission requirements

  • Candidates applying for this course should have an Honours degree in Computer Science, or a Higher Diploma in Computing or related discipline or international equivalent and/or relevant work experience.
  • In the case of international candidates, the foreign equivalent is required. In addition, a degree officially translated into English will be required.
  • If English is not your first language, you must demonstrate that your level of English is of an appropriate standard, i.e. a minimum of 6.5 IELTS or equivalent.

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