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Degree

Master of Cyber Security and Digital Forensics (Coursework)

Course code: #AK1324

master

Degree

Master of Cyber Security and Digital Forensics (Coursework)

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $39,300 NZD

  • Application fee

    $150 NZD

  • Duration

    1.5 years

  • PSW

    3 years

  • Min GPA

    69.5 out of 100

Highlights
Research Project

These are mandatory and all come with course.

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-February 26-February-2023 2023-02-26
Winter-July 16-July-2023 2023-07-16
Fall-February 26-February-2024 2024-02-26
Winter-July 16-July-2024 2024-07-16

Overview

Master of Cyber Security and Digital Forensics

Security of computer systems and networks is a major concern for organizations and individuals. 

The Master of Cyber Security and Digital Forensics at AUT 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 Cyber Security and Digital Forensics also develops skills in discovering and recording digital forensic evidence of crimes and malicious behavior by extracting data from networks, hard drives, cell phones, and other digital devices.

 

What you study

The program offers a choice of two pathways to complete the required 180 points and is primarily a mix of cybersecurity and digital forensics courses with some elective courses available. 

You can choose to complete six courses and undertake a 90-point thesis, or eight courses and a 60-point project (Applied Research Project).

The program is a mix of academic study and practical labs supported by workshop sessions. 

Dedicated specialist hardware and software are provided for students to use in these sessions and are available to them for the research component of the qualification.

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$51,100

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $9,804
Accommodation 1 bed room $11,800
Tuition 1 person $39,300

Hourly wage

Min wage

21.20 NZD / 1 hour

in New Zealand every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

  • Certified copy of your birth certificate or passport
  • Certified copy of marriage certificate (If required)
  • Official academic transcripts
  • English Language Proficiency (If Available)
  • CV/Relevant work/research experience (If required)
  • A copy of the document(s) in the original language/and official English translation
  • References (If required)

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6.5
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

90
19
listening
22
writing
20
speaking
19
reading

PTE

58
50
listening
50
writing
50
speaking
50
reading

Cambridge

176
169
listening
169
writing
169
speaking
169
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

If you do not meet the English language requirements for entry into an AUT programme, you can study English here.

Language courses at AUT International House:

AUT International House is an English language school next to the AUT City Campus. It is part of AUT and offers a range of qualifications, including GIE – the AUT university entrance and preparation programme.

On-campus academic English courses (GIE and IELTS Full-time) at International House:

1) GIE (academic preparation and university entrance programme)

The GIE programme prepares you for entry into most AUT programmes (some health and education programmes require IELTS).

Entry requirement:

IELTS 5.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading and Writing and no less than 5.0 in Speaking and Listening

2) IELTS Full-time

Entry requirement:

There is a different entry requirements for each level of the IELTS course.

  • Level 1: you need IELTS 4.5 with a minimum band score of 4.0
  • Level 2: you need IELTS 5.5 with a minimum band score of 5.0

 

You can also use IELTS Indicator and TOEFL Special Home Edition to meet English language requirements, except for programmes that require an IELTS score higher than the standard or for any doctoral programmes.


Academic background and requirement

Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences (or equivalent) with a B (69.50-74.49%) grade average in level 7 courses

May be required to supply references and attend a selection interview

Career opportunities

  • Computer forensic and security specialist
  • Computer forensic technician
  • Corporate and business IT forensic and security personnel
  • Forensic analyst
  • Forensic technology investigator
  • Forensic computer examiner
  • Forensic computing specialist
  • Electronic forensic investigator
  • Independent IT forensic consultant
  • Information security specialist
  • Information system auditor
  • Member of computer emergency response teams
  • Member of high-technology police units
  • Network and IT system administrator
  • Software developer and architect

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