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Networking and Cybersecurity, Bachelor

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  • 36 months
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University rank #251 (WUR) Adelaide, Australia| Online
In this Networking and Cybersecurity degree from University of South Australia you will focus on the security of information systems, learning the techniques and theory that support network infrastructures in small to large businesses.
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Overview

Degree overview

  • Focus on the security of information systems in contemporary IT systems.
  • Develop the skills to support a network roll-out and maintenance.  
  • This Networking and Cybersecurity degree from University of South Australia helps you gain an understanding of network topologies and devices such as routers and firewalls.
  • Complete projects and placements with industry partners.
  • Train with the latest industry tools and gain access to the IT Development Studio and IT Innovation Studio. 
  • Professionally accredited by the Australian Computer Society.
  • Prepare for industry certification exams in CISCO, CCNA and CCNP as part of your degree. 
  • A common first year across IT degrees enables you to switch between specialisations and get credit for completed courses.

Career outcomes

Your career

The cybersecurity field is flourishing and the need for specialists is increasing.

In April 2016, the Australian government launched a $230m Cyber Security Strategy with 33 initiatives aimed at improving defences and creating a 'cyber smart nation'. It addresses our nation’s "shortage of cyber security professionals" and states that we must "build our nation’s stock of cyber security skills, which are becoming increasingly essential for life and work in our connected world". Careers to consider:

  • network administrator: supporting infrastructure for wired network connections, wireless access points and remotely connected users; ensuring continuous network operations; performing installation, configuration, maintenance, upgrade, documentation, and operational support of network equipment
  • IT cybersecurity: specialist understanding vulnerabilities and threats; performing threat and risk assessments, and mitigation strategies; developing network system architecture and design; auditing, acceptance testing and compliance; ability to work in a close team
  • network engineer: designing and implementing networks and network security; understanding of security tools like cloud security, malware detection, web application firewalls, intrusion prevention; technical security risk assessment; writing security procedures and documentation

Accreditation

This program is professionally accredited by the Australian Computer Society.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • If you require a student visa, you will need to allow additional time to apply for a student visa.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Network Fundamentals 
  • Problem Solving and Programming 
  • Information Technology Fundamentals 
  • Design Thinking and Digital Innovation 
  • Systems Analysis 
  • Database Fundamentals 
  • Programming Fundamentals 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    60

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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  • Minimum required score:

    50

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General Requirements

CRICOS CODE: 067899J

  • Meet any prerequisite requirements with a minimum grade of C- or equivalent
  • Qualify for the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE), and achieved a competitive Selection Rank (ATAR), or
  • Complete secondary qualifications equivalent to SACE, or
  • Complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 24 points

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    33600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33600 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • Domestic Students: Commonwealth Supported

Living costs for Adelaide

  • 1328 - 2480 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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