Study postgraduate cyber security

Advance your career with the specialised skills to investigate and combat cyber crime.

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Gain a competitive edge

Get the expertise you need to succeed

As a cyber security graduate you’ll have the skills demanded by a diverse range of industries and government sectors. Our courses are relevant and industry-specific to ensure you graduate job-ready with the skills employers value.

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  • Gain an industry-recognised degree

    Gain an industry-recognised degree

    Our cyber security degrees5 are accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) providing you with international recognition as a cyber security industry professional.

  • Learn from cutting-edge researchers

    Learn from cutting-edge researchers

    You'll learn first hand from world-class researchers at Deakin's Centre for Cyber Security Research and Innovation (CSRI). Be exposed to the latest cutting-edge research and developments.

  • Flexible online study available

    Flexible online study available

    Learn at your convenience by studying our postgraduate cyber security courses online.

Top professional roles in cyber security

As the world becomes increasingly digital, the demand for cyber security professionals across all sectors is higher than ever.
A Deakin postgraduate degree in cyber security sets you up for success in a variety of roles such as security analyst, business continuity expert and IT security engineer, just to name a few.
Here are the occupation areas expected to grow in the next five years.

Database & systems administrators, and ICT security specialists



ICT network and support professionals



Business and systems analysts, and programmers




The open communication that the teaching staff have with their students, either through the discussion boards or via email, phone or consultation were always most helpful to me.

Caitlin Sauza

Cyber Security student


The course content is truly reflective of the industry. Considering the ever-changing cyber security landscape, students are well placed to hit the ground running with real-world skills and knowledge.

Colby Clayton

Cyber Security graduate

Your course options

Explore our suite of postgraduate cyber security courses and be equipped for a range of exciting career opportunities. The course you choose will depend on your previous study and work experience.

Graduate Certificate of Cyber Security

This 4 credit point course prepares you for a successful security career anywhere in the cyber world.

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Master of Cyber Security

The Master of Cyber Security equips you with the skills to investigate and combat cyber crime. This course consists of 8, 12 or 16 credit points depending on your prior experience.

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Master of Cyber Security (Professional)

This course extends the specialised cyber security skills obtained in the Master of Cyber Security by providing students with the opportunity to undertake industry-based learning or a research project.

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