Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security

Establish Yourself as a Technical Expert at the Forefront of Cybersecurity 

Secure systems and networks are a vital responsibility for organisations of all sizes in our increasingly connected world. Informed by global best practice and cutting-edge research, the Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security at UNSW Canberra will provide you with the tools and techniques required to detect, analyse and confront cyber challenges.  

This course is designed for postgraduate students who wish to gain detailed cybersecurity technical skills and expertise. It incorporates principles gathered from information systems, systems engineering, computer science, network security, and defence.  

Build your capacity as a cybersecurity professional for a rewarding and highly sought-after career.   

World-class Teaching Facilities

The Master of Cyber Security is offered primarily via Intensive Delivery Mode due to the nature of the courses and the use of the training facilities at UNSW Canberra Cyber. The Cyber Range includes a digital forensics lab and virtual learning environments where our students learn how to identify and manager cyber threats.  


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You can find more information on this degree on the UNSW Handbook.

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Students undertaking GradCert in Cyber Security are required to complete 24 Units of Credit (UOC) by completing four 6-UOC courses from the list in the Handbook entry for the program (see the list in Course Availability below).

In the GradCert in Cyber Security program, students must complete at least 12UOC, up to a maximum of 24 UOC of the core courses and can complete up to a maximum of 12 UOC of the elective courses.

This Graduate Certificate is available to domestic students only.

Under the Australian Government's Job Ready Graduates Package, domestic students commencing in 2021 can access the CSP fee rate for the 4 courses (24 units of credit) in either Semester 1 or 2, 2021.   

Through the Job Ready Graduates Package, a limited number of CSP fee supported places are offered in 2021 for eligible domestic students in this Graduate Certificate.

Currently, the number of applications has reached the capacity of available CSP fee places.  New applications will be placed on hold.  On hold applications will be assessed as CSP fee places become available

*Please Note: Program rules are subject to change, students need to follow the program rules set out in the UNSW Handbook of the current year of their admission into the program.                                                                           

Core Semester 1 - 2021 Semester 2 - 2021
Cyber Offence: Threats and Opportunities

Distance Mode

Distance Mode

Information Assurance and Security Distance Mode 

Not Offered

Wireless, Mobile and Internet of Things Security

Distance Mode

Distance Mode

 Reverse Engineering  Distance Mode  Not Offered
Cyber Defence: Network Security Operations

Distance Mode

Distance Mode

 ZEIT8028  Digital Forensics   Distance Mode  Distance Mode
 ZEIT8029  Network and Memory Forensics   Distance Mode  Not Offered
 ZEIT8033  Critical Infrastructure Security Policy and Governance  Not Offered  Not Offered
 ZEIT8042 Introduction to Exploit Development   Not Offered  Distance Mode


Electives Semester 1 - 2021 Semester 2 - 2021
Software Security Lifecycle  Distance Mode Distance Mode
Critical Infrastructure and Control System Security 

Not Offered

Distance Mode

Big Data and Decision Analytics for Security Not Offered Distance Mode



For information regarding entry requirements, please refer to online handbook.