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.

*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 - 2023 Semester 2 - 2023
Cyber Offence: Threats and Opportunities

Distance Mode

Distance Mode

Intensive 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 - 2023 Semester 2 - 2023
Software Security Lifecycle  Distance Mode Distance Mode
Critical Infrastructure and Control System Security 

Not Offered

Not Offered

Big Data and Decision Analytics for Security Not Offered Distance Mode



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

Limited Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) are available for this degree to eligible domestic students who commence in S2 2022 only. CSP are not available for any new admission or deferred admission in this degree for 2023 commencement and onwards. Further information regarding UNSW PG Commonwealth Supported Places can be found here including eligibility and CSP Tuition Fees. 

Please note that CSP won't be available to Defence students in this degree if their study is funded via Defence PG ADFA Study Scheme.