The Master of Networks and Security is a postgraduate degree that provides students with the skills to manage and administer computer networks and security and prepares students for careers in network administration, network management, or as systems analysts, systems designers, data communications specialists or network security engineers or administrators.
Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates will be able to:
The course is structured in three parts: Part A. Foundations for advanced networks and security studies, Part B. Core master's study, and Part C. Advanced practice. All students complete Part B. Depending upon prior qualifications, you may receive credit for Part A or Part C, or a combination of the two.
Note that if you are eligible for credit for prior studies you may elect not to receive the credit.
These studies will provide an orientation to the field of networks and security at graduate level. They are intended for students whose previous qualification is not in a cognate field.
These studies draw on best practices within the broad realm of IT networks and security theory and practice. You will gain an understanding of information and computer security and IT project management principles. Your study will focus on your choice of units within networks and security.
The focus of these studies is professional or scholarly work that can contribute to a portfolio of professional development. You have two options:
Students admitted to the course, who have a recognised honours degree in a discipline cognate to networks and security, will receive credit for Part C, however, should they wish to complete a 24 point research project as part of the course they should consult with the course coordinator.
The course comprises 96 points structured into three parts: Part A. Foundations for advanced networks and security studies (24 points), Part B. Core master's study (48 points) and Part C. Advanced application (24 points).
Note: Students eligible for credit for prior studies may elect not to receive the credit and complete one of the higher credit-point options.
Units are 6 credit points unless otherwise stated.
a. four units (24 points):
Students complete a., b. and c.
a. two units (12 points):
b. two units from the networks stream and two units from the security stream (24 points) below:
c. two units (12 points) from one of the following options:
Students complete a. or b. below:
a. Minor thesis research:*
* To enrol in the research units, students must have successfully completed 24 points of level five FIT-coded units and have achieved an overall average of at least 75 per cent across all these units.
b. Industry experience:
In Australia each institution has its own application procedures and admission requirements so il would be better to contact your chosen university for an application form. To study here you'll need to apply for both admission to an institution and also for a student visa from the Australian Government so it's necessery to carefully check student visa information on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).
Entry requirements can include: the academic requirements, evidence of funds to support your study and overseas student health cover. The academic requirements you need to study in Australia depend on the level of education you want to study. Indeed, in some cases, you may need to present your results of an English language test.
You can choose up to six courses in your application. Each university you've applied to consider your application separately. This means that you may receive an offer from each course that you include in your application.
Entry level 1:
Duration: 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time (96 points to complete)An Australian undergraduate degree not necessarily in IT, with at least a 55% average, or qualification deemed by the faculty to be a satisfactory equivalent.
Entry level 2:
Duration: 1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time (72 points to complete)
An Australian undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline including computing, computer science, software engineering, computer systems, electrical, electronic or communication engineering with at least a 55% average, or qualification deemed by the faculty to be a satisfactory equivalent.
Minimum English language requirement for Monash University
IELTS 6.5 (no band lower than 6.0) or equivalent approved English test as defined in the Admission to Coursework Courses and Units of Study Procedures.