Security of computer systems and networks is a major concern for organisations and individuals. The Master of Information Security and Digital Forensics addresses the need for professionals in this field.
With the rapid expansion of the internet, cybercrime and malicious software deployments are on the increase. There is a need for security professionals who can protect assets and information by securing networks and computer systems. The Master of Information Security and Digital Forensics also develops skills in discovering and recording digital forensic evidence of crimes and malicious behaviour by extracting data from networks, hard drives, cell phones and other digital devices.
The programme offers a choice of two pathways to complete the required 180 points and is primarily a mix of security and digital forensics papers with some elective papers available. You can choose to complete six papers and undertake a 90-point thesis, or eight papers and a 60-point project.
The programme is a mix of academic study and practical labs supported by workshop sessions. Dedicated specialist hardware and software is provided for students’ use in these sessions and is available to them for the research component of the qualification.
Computer forensic and security specialist
Computer forensic technician
Corporate and business IT forensic and security personnel
Forensic technology investigator
Forensic computer examiner
Forensic computing specialist
Electronic forensic investigator
Independent IT forensic consultants
Information security specialist
Information system auditors
Members of computer emergency response teams
Members of high technology police units
Network and IT system administrators
Software developers and architects
Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences (or equivalent) with a B grade average in level 7 papers
May be required to supply references and attend a selection interview
English Language Requirements:
Minimum IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent; TOEFL iBT score of 90; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with A grade; GIE with B+ grade; CAE minimum overall score of 176; PTE minimum overall score of 58.