Master of Information Systems Security
Master of Information Systems Security
Graduate Certificate in Information Systems Security
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CSU's Master of Information Systems Security prepares students for the challenging task of identifying and producing solutions to threats that endanger information system resources. Preparation for the world’s leading IT security industry certifications is included as an integral part of the course.
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Why study this course?
CSU's Master of Information Systems Security focuses on the design, implementation and management of secure computer networks and infrastructure. You will commence by studying security policies and network security issues, before selecting further topics from areas such as digital forensics, cryptography, hacking countermeasures, the CISSP Common Body of Knowledge, and more. All students will conclude their studies with a capstone project.
The Master of Information Systems Security is available to those with professional IT experience or with a Bachelor degree in any discipline. All subjects may be done online without the need to attend on campus lectures or residential schools. CSU's subjects are supported by a host of educational technologies that may include video lectures, laboratory simulations and chat rooms.
The course incorporates preparation for the following industry certifications:
- Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) from ISC2
- Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and Certified Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) from the EC Council
- Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) from GIAC
We encourage students from different educational and work experience backgrounds to apply. CSU offers an entry pathway via the Graduate Certificate in Information Systems Security for students without an undergraduate degree but with previous IT experience. In keeping with the strong practical focus of the course, CSU offers credit for a wide range of industry certifications from vendors such as ISC2, the EC Council and GIAC.
What will I learn?
You will complete eight core subjects that cover topics such as the CISSP Common Body of Knowledge, digital forensics, cryptography, and network security. You will also choose from a number of industry elective subjects that are typically based around an industry or vendor certification. Choose from subjects in forensic investigation, hacking countermeasures, incident response, virtualisation and more.
Flexible study options
As an online student you can complete the course in two years. You can fast-track completion by studying additional subjects in some sessions, which will allow you to finish earlier. You can also choose to study fewer subjects or even take temporary leave to fit in with your busy work and personal schedule.
Graduates of this course will have career opportunities in areas such as:
- Digital Forensics
- Network Administration
- Security Analyst
- Security Engineering
Credit and pathways
Applicants may receive up to 6 subjects credit for prior study if they can demonstrate that such study was completed at a recognised higher education institution within the last 10 years at postgraduate level. Industry certifications in the relevant areas will also be considered for credit.
Complete the IT Masters Eligibility Form to receive feedback on the level of credit you may be eligible to receive.
Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.
The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment
Course structureGraduate Certificate in Information Systems SecurityThe Graduate Certificate in Information Systems Security consists of two (2) core subjects and two (2) restricted electives.Core subjectsITC595 Information SecurityITI581 Security FundamentalsRestricted ElectivesGroup A: Elective Academic subjects - choose one (1) subject from:ITC506 Topics in Information Technology EthicsITC514 Linux Server AdministrationITC561 Cloud ComputingITC568 Cloud Privacy and SecurityITC593 Network SecurityITC596 IT Risk ManagementITC597 Digital ForensicsGroup B: Elective Industry subjects - choose one (1) subject from:ITE512 Incident ResponseITE513 Forensic InvestigationITE514 Professional Systems SecurityITE516 Hacking CountermeasuresITE523 VirtualizationITE527 Server AdministrationITE533 Cyber Security ManagementMGI511 Project Management FundamentalsMGI521 Professional CommunicationsMaster of Information Systems SecurityThe Master of Information Systems Security consists of eight (8) core subjects and four (4) restricted electives.Core subjectsITC506 Topics in Information Technology EthicsITC571 Emerging Technologies and Innovation**ITC593 Network SecurityITC595 Information SecurityITC597 Digital ForensicsITE514 Professional Systems SecurityITI581 Security FundamentalsMGI521 Professional Communications** Capstone subjectRestricted ElectivesGroup A: Elective Academic subjects – choose one (1) subject from:ITC514 Linux Server AdministrationITC561 Cloud ComputingITC568 Cloud Privacy and SecurityITC596 IT Risk ManagementGroup B: Elective Industry subjects - choose three (3) subjects from:ITE512 Incident ResponseITE513 Forensic InvestigationITE516 Hacking CountermeasuresITE523 VirtualizationITE527 Server AdministrationITE533 Cyber Security ManagementMGI511 Project Management Fundamentals
Enrolment patternGraduate Certificate in Information Systems SecurityCalendar Session 1 intakeSession 1ITC595 Information SecurityITI581 Security FundamentalsSession 2Restricted Elective (Group A)Restricted Elective (Group B)Calendar Session 2 intakeSession 1ITC595 Information SecurityRestricted Elective (Group A) OR Restricted Elective (Group B)Session 2ITI581 Security FundamentalsRestricted Elective (Group A) OR Restricted Elective (Group B)Calendar Session 3 intakeSession 1ITI581 Security FundamentalsRestricted Elective (Group A) OR Restricted Elective (Group B)Session 2ITC595 Information SecurityRestricted Elective (Group A) OR Restricted Elective (Group B)Master of Information Systems SecurityCalendar Session 1 intakeSession 1ITC595 Information SecurityITI581 Security FundamentalsSession 2Restricted Elective (Group A)MGI521 Professional CommunicationsSession 3ITC593 Network SecurityRestricted Elective (Group B)Session 4ITC597 Digital ForensicsRestricted Elective (Group B)Session 5ITE514 Professional Systems SecurityITC506 Topics in Information Technology EthicsSession 6ITC571 Emerging Technologies and InnovationRestricted Elective (Group B)Calendar Session 2 intakeSession 1ITC595 Information SecurityMGI521 Professional CommunicationsSession 2Restricted Elective (Group A)ITI581 Security FundamentalsSession 3ITC597 Digital ForensicsRestricted Elective (Group B)Session 4ITE514 Professional Systems SecurityRestricted Elective (Group B)Session 5ITC593 Network SecurityITC506 Topics in Information Technology EthicsSession 6ITC571 Emerging Technologies and Innovation
Restricted Elective (Group B)
Calendar Session 3 intakeSession 1ITI581 Security FundamentalsRestricted Elective (Group A)Session 2ITC595 Information SecurityMGI521 Professional CommunicationsSession 3ITC506 Topics in Information Technology EthicsITE514 Professional Systems SecuritySession 4ITC593 Network SecurityRestricted Elective (Group B)Session 5ITC597 Digital ForensicsRestricted Elective (Group B)Session 6ITC571 Emerging Technologies and InnovationRestricted Elective (Group B)
For entry to the Master of Information Systems Security applicants are required to have an undergraduate degree from a recognised Australian tertiary institution (or equivalent) and appropriate work experience. Applicants without a tertiary qualification may be admitted to the Graduate Certificate in Information Systems Security on the basis of professional attainment and/or work experience. Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate, students will then be eligible for admission to the Master of Information Systems Security and receive credit for applicable subjects.
Cost of study
Tax deduction - in some instances a tax deduction may be claimed for self education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice.
Free textbook - online students receive one free textbook per subject.
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Enrol Type Mode Campus Fee type Session1 Session2 Session3 Admission Code Direct Online Wagga Wagga FPPG Y Y Y OBTY Direct Online Wagga Wagga FPOS Y Y Y JBTY
CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course
To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 96 points.
How to apply
Australian and New Zealand students
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For each 8 point subject at CSU, students should normally expect to spend between 140-160 hours engaged in the specified learning and assessment activities (such as attending lectures or residential schools, assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, assignments or examinations). The student workload for some subjects may vary from these norms as a result of approved course design.
Students will be assessed on the basis of completed assignments, examinations, workplace learning, or other methods as outlined in specific subject outlines.
Where applicable, students are responsible for travel and accommodation costs involved in workplace learning experiences, or attending residential schools (distance education students).
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