Graduate Diploma of Cyber Security

Programme details

Code TO0017
Level 7
Credits 120
Duration 1 year
IntakesSemester 1, Semester 2
Study options Full-time, Part-time
Part-time study will take 3 years.
LocationRotorua (Mokoia)
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Information for international students

Tuition fee$19,950
IntakesFebruary, May, July, November
Minimum IELTS6.0 with no band less than 5.5
Duration (length of study)1 year
Application Checklist and RequirementsView the information page to see what documents you must supply with your application.
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Programme aim

This is a one‐year full‐time programme, designed to prepare you for employment as a networking and cyber security professional. This programme may also be studied on a part‐time basis for three years.

Gain an understanding of advanced techniques in relation to current cyber security technologies

Course content:

  • Routing and Switching
  • Connecting Networks
  • Network Security
  • Large Network Technologies
  • System Security
  • Cyber Security
  • Project

Career opportunities

Information Security Consultant, Security Analyst, Systems and Security Specialist, Security Engineer, Help Desk Support , Technical Support Specialist, ICT Security Specialist, Network Specialist, Systems Administrator, Systems Engineer

Knowledge and skills you will gain

Upon successful completion graduates will be able to:

  1. Research, evaluate and apply advanced techniques in relation to current cyber security technologies.
  2. Apply technical and conceptual thinking in the networking and cyber security fields.
  3. Apply communication, information design, personal, and interpersonal skills, clearly and professionally to enhance working effectiveness, efficiency, and quality outcomes within their professional practice.
  4. Demonstrate an enquiring, flexible, creative and critical attitude towards contemporary issues and underlying theoretical concepts as emerging networking and cyber security professionals.
  5. Demonstrate an awareness of social and ethical issues and have the ability to function positively in a culturally diverse professional environment.

Entry criteria

  • an undergraduate degree; or a 2‐year level 7 or above diploma in a related discipline or equivalent; or a minimum 3 years’ equivalent relevant experience.
  • evidence of English language competency where English is not a first language.
  • evidence of ability to meet academic and any other requirements must be provided.

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