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Degree

Master of Information Security and Digital Forensics

About the program

  • 38,500 NZD

    Tuition
  • 1.5 years

    Years of study
  • 3 years

    PGWP Duration
  • 70 out of 100

    Minimum required GPA
  • AK1324

    Course Code
Included
Research Project
optional
Thesis

DeadLines

START & DEADLINE TERM DEADLINE APPLICATION
Fall-February 27-February-2022 27-February-2022
Winter-July 17-July-2022 17-July-2022

Master of Information Security and Digital Forensics

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.

What you study

The programme offers a choice of two pathways to complete the required 180 points and is primarily a mix of security 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 Research 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.

Smart Cost Estimator

Count of person
Accommodation

$54,904

Total costs

yearly

$9,252

Cost of living

1 person

$7,152

Accommodation

1 bed room

$38,500

Tuition

1 person

Academic Requirements

Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences (or equivalent) with a B (70%-74%) grade average in level 7 courses

May be required to supply references and attend a selection interview

Required documents

  • Certified copy of your birth certificate or passport
  • Certified copy of marriage certificate (If required)
  • Official academic transcripts
  • Official translations of documents in a language other than English
  • English Language Proficiency
  • CV/Work experience (If required)
  • References (If required)

Language Requirements

GRE
GMAT

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

COVID-19 situation: additional English tests accepted for 2021 and 2022

  • IELTS Indicator
  • TOEFL Special At Home Edition

 

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 requirement 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

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 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

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