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Master of Information Systems Security

Graduation requirements

To graduate with the Graduate Certificate in Information Systems Security, students must satisfactorily complete 32 points, which includes the completion of 16 points of relevant industry stream subjects and 16 points of university subjects.
To graduate with the Master of Information Systems Security students must satisfactorily complete 96 points, which includes the completion of the relevant industry stream certificate (for which credit of 48 points is given).

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

What is this course about?

The Master of Information Systems Security provides professionals in the IT industry with an advanced course of study in the design, implementation and management of secure computer networks and infrastructure. Achievement of IT industry certifications is also included as an integral part of the course.

The Master of Information Systems Security prepares students for the challenging task of identifying and producing solutions to threats that endanger information system resources. Upon completion of the course, graduates will have attained industry certification from Cisco, Microsoft or the International Council of E-Commerce Consultants.

As with all our courses, the Master of Information Systems Security is designed and delivered with study flexibility in mind. Our students choose between full-time and part-time study options so as to fit in with work and lifestyle commitments. You could choose to study just one subject in an academic session or with approval, fast-track degree completion by undertaking four subjects per session.

Workplace learning

Achievement of an IT industry certification from Cisco, Microsoft or EC-Council is included as an integral part of this course.

Flexible offering

This course is available by distance education only and is offered across a three session academic year with sessions commencing in February, July and November each year.

The Master of Information Systems Security has a minimum full-time duration of six sessions. However, actual duration is dependent on subject availability and the session of commencement.

The Master degree and Graduate Certificate make up an articulated set of courses, and credit is awarded in the Master degree for subjects completed in the Graduate Certificate.

Students may elect to exit from the Master degree after completion of four specified subjects and graduate with the Graduate Certificate in Information Systems Security.

Course structure

Master of Information Systems Security

The Master of Information Systems Security consists of four core subjects, an industry-based stream (48 points) and two restricted electives.

Core subjects

ITC506 Topics in IT Ethics
ITC593 Network Security
ITC595 Information Security
ITC596 IT Risk Management

Restricted electives

Two restricted electives from:
ITC505 Systems Development Project Management
ITC513 Wireless Networking Concepts
ITC514 Network and Security Administration
ITC516 Principles of Database Development
ITC563 IT Management Issues
ITC597 Digital Forensics*

* Note that ITC597 Digital Forensic is a compulsory elective for the Digital Forensic Stream. It is a restricted elective for all other streams.

The industry elective streams are listed below. The subjects which comprise these streams correspond to specific industry certifications from various vendors. It is necessary to pass the associated industry examinations to pass these subjects. Please note that the content of the industry subjects is dynamic and often updated by industry vendors as technology advances. It may not be viable for CSU to offer all industry subjects. Where this is the case, credits can be obtained by passing the associated industry certification exams.

The current list of subjects offered as credit only appears below in the summary for each industry stream. For the most up to date information on the status of all industry subjects, please go to www.itmasters.edu.au

Students will choose one of the following 3 industry streams:

  • Stream A: Microsoft
  • Stream B: Multiplatform
  • Stream C: Digital Forensic

Stream A: Microsoft stream

Core Industry Subject(s) (1 subject):

ITI581 Network Security Fundamentals

Electives (Choose 5)

ITI535 Network & Operating Systems Essentials
ITI536 Supporting a Network Infrastructure
ITI537 Implementing & Administering Network Directory Services
ITI538 Desktop Operating Systems
ITI598 Implement and Maintain SQL Server
ITI539 Mail Server Implementation & Administration
ITI540 Enterprise Administration
ITI541 Configuring Application Platforms
ITE516 Hacking Countermeasures
ITE525 Cyber Law

Subjects that are credit only: ITE516

Stream B: Multiplatform stream

Core Industry Subject(s) (1 subject):

ITI581 Network Security Fundamentals

Electives (choose 5)

ITI521 Interconnecting Network Devices
ITI535 Network & Operating Systems Essentials
ITI536 Supporting a Network Infrastructure
ITI537 Implementing & Administering Network Directory Services
ITI538 Desktop Operating Systems
ITI542 Securing Networks
ITI551 Virtual Private Network and Firewall Management I
ITE514 Professional Systems Security
ITE516 Hacking Countermeasures
ITE525 Cyber Law
MGI511 Project Management Fundamentals

Subjects that are credit only: ITE514 , ITE516 , ITI521 , ITI551

Stream C: Digital Forensics stream

Core Industry Subject(s) (2 subjects):

ITE512 Incident Response
ITE513 Forensic Investigation

Electives (choose 4)

ITE511 Digital Forensic Security Essentials
ITE514 Professional Systems Security
ITE515 Forensic Analysis
ITE525 Cyber Law
ITI551 Virtual Private Network and Firewall Management I
ITE516 Hacking Countermeasures
ITI551 Virtual Private Network and Firewall Management I
MGI511 Project Management Fundamentals
MGI512 The Project Lifecycle
MGI513 Enterprise Project Management
ITI581 Network Security Fundamentals

Subjects that are credit only: ITE511 , ITE512 , ITE513 , ITE514 , ITE515 , ITE516 , ITI551

Exit with a Graduate Certificate

Students who have completed 32 points of the subjects in the Master degree will be eligible to graduate with the award Graduate Certificate in Information Systems Security if terminating their study prior to completion of the Master degree. The requirements of this Graduate Certificate are that students have successfully completed two subjects from the pool of CSU of subjects offered in the Master of Information Systems Security and two subjects selected from the same industry-based elective stream.

Graduate Certificate in Information Systems Security

The Graduate Certificate in Information Systems Security consists of four subjects (32 points) that satisfy the following conditions:

  1. Students must successfully complete two subjects from the pool of CSU subjects offered in the Master of Information Systems Security (see the Restricted List of CSU subjects below)
  2. Students must complete two subjects selected from the same industry-based elective stream from those available in the Master of Information Systems Security. The available streams are:
    • Microsoft stream
    • Multiplatform stream
    • Digital Forensics stream

Restricted List of CSU subjects

ITC505 Systems Development Project Management
ITC506 Topics in IT Ethics
ITC513 Wireless Networking Concepts
ITC514 Network and Security Administration
ITC516 Principles of Database Development
ITC563 IT Management Issues
ITC593 Network Security
ITC595 Information Security
ITC596 IT Risk Management
ITC597 Digital Forensics

Industry-based Elective Streams:

Stream A: Microsoft stream

ITI581 Network Security Fundamentals
ITI535 Network & Operating Systems Essentials
ITI536 Supporting a Network Infrastructure
ITI537 Implementing & Administering Network Directory Services
ITI538 Desktop Operating Systems
ITI598 Implement and Maintain SQL Server
ITI539 Mail Server Implementation & Administration
ITI540 Enterprise Administration
ITI541 Configuring Application Platforms
ITE516 Hacking Countermeasures
ITE525 Cyber Law

Subjects that are credit only: ITE516

Stream B: Multiplatform stream

ITI581 Network Security Fundamentals
ITI521 Interconnecting Network Devices
ITI535 Network & Operating Systems Essentials
ITI536 Supporting a Network Infrastructure
ITI537 Implementing & Administering Network Directory Services
ITI538 Desktop Operating Systems
ITI542 Securing Networks
ITI551 Virtual Private Network and Firewall Management I
ITE514 Professional Systems Security
ITE516 Hacking Countermeasures
ITE525 Cyber Law
MGI511 Project Management Fundamentals

Subjects that are credit only: ITE514 ITE516 ITI521 ITI551

Stream C: Digital Forensics stream

ITE511 Digital Forensic Security Essentials
ITE512 Incident Response
ITE513 Forensic Investigation
ITE514 Professional Systems Security
ITE515 Forensic Analysis
ITE516 Hacking Countermeasures
ITE525 Cyber Law
ITI551 Virtual Private Network and Firewall Management I
MGI511 Project Management Fundamentals
MGI512 The Project Lifecycle
MGI513 Enterprise Project Management
ITI581 Network Security Fundamentals

Subjects that are credit only: ITE511 , ITE512 , ITE513 , ITE514 , ITE515 , ITE516 , ITI551

Enrolment pattern

Master of Information Systems Security

Students may commence the course in Calendar sessions 1, 2 or 3. Note: The enrolment pattern below is divided by calendar sessions for the various intakes. The recommended session enrolments appear under each Calendar session enrolment and are distinguished by session number. Each session number represents Calendar session 1 or 2 depending on the course commencement session. As an example, for a student who follows the enrolment pattern and who commences the course in Calendar Session 2, 2011, session 1 refers to Calendar session 2 2011, session 2 refers to Calendar session 3 2011, etc.

Calendar Session 1 intake (Microsoft/Multiplatform Streams)

Session 1

[ ] Restricted Elective*
[ ] Industry Stream Subject

Session 2

ITC595 Information Security
[ ] Industry Stream Subject

Session 3

ITC593 Network Security
[ ] Industry Stream Subject

Session 4

ITC506 Topics in IT Ethics
[ ] Industry Stream Subject

Session 5

[ ] Restricted Elective*
[ ] Industry Stream Subject

Session 6

ITC596 IT Risk Management
[ ] Industry Stream Subject

Calendar Session 1 intake (Digital Forensics Stream)

Session 1

ITC597 Digital Forensics
[ ] Industry Stream Subject

Session 2

ITC595 Information Security
[ ] Industry Stream Subject

Session 3

ITC593 Network Security
[ ] Industry Stream Subject

Session 4

ITC506 Topics in IT Ethics
[ ] Industry Stream Subject

Session 5

[ ] Restricted Elective*
[ ] Industry Stream Subject

Session 6

ITC596 IT Risk Management
[ ] Industry Stream Subject

Calendar Session 2 intake (Microsoft/Multiplatform Streams)

Session 1

ITC595 Information Security
[ ] Industry Stream Subject

Session 2

ITC593 Network Security
[ ] Industry Stream Subject

Session 3

ITC506 Topics in IT Ethics
[ ] Industry Stream Subject

Session 4

[ ] Restricted Elective*
[ ] Industry Stream Subject

Session 5

ITC596 IT Risk Management
[ ] Industry Stream Subject

Session 6

[ ] Restricted Elective*
[ ] Industry Stream Subject

Calendar Session 2 intake (Digital Forensics Stream)

Session 1

ITC595 Information Security
[ ] Industry Stream Subject

Session 2

ITC593 Network Security
[ ] Industry Stream Subject

Session 3

ITC597 Digital Forensics
[ ] Industry Stream Subject

Session 4

[ ] Restricted Elective*
[ ] Industry Stream Subject

Session 5

ITC596 IT Risk Management
[ ] Industry Stream Subject

Session 6

ITC506 Topics in IT Ethics
[ ] Industry Stream Subject

Calendar Session 3 intake (Microsoft/Multiplatform Streams)

Session 1

ITC593 Network Security
[ ] Industry Stream Subject

Session 2

[ ] Restricted Elective*
[ ] Industry Stream Subject

Session 3

ITC595 Information Security
[ ] Industry Stream Subject

Session 4

[ ] Restricted Elective*
[ ] Industry Stream Subject

Session 5

ITC596 IT Risk Management
[ ] Industry Stream Subject

Session 6

ITC506 Topics in IT Ethics
[ ] Industry Stream Subject

Calendar Session 3 intake (Digital Forensic Stream)

Session 1

ITC593 Network Security
[ ] Industry Stream Subject

Session 2

ITC597 Digital Forensics
[ ] Industry Stream Subject

Session 3

ITC595 Information Security
[ ] Industry Stream Subject

Session 4

[ ] Restricted Elective*
[ ] Industry Stream Subject

Session 5

ITC596 IT Risk Management
[ ] Industry Stream Subject

Session 6

ITC506 Topics in IT Ethics
[ ] Industry Stream Subject

*Restricted electives are:

ITC505 Systems Development Project Management
ITC513 Wireless Networking Concepts
ITC514 Network and Security Administration
ITC516 Principles of Database Development
ITC563 IT Management Issues
ITC566 Human Computer Usability
ITC597 Digital Forensics (Note: This is a core subject for the Digital Forensics stream)

Graduate Certificate in Information Systems Security

There is no prescribed enrolment pattern. Students may choose the order in which they undertake subjects depending on subject availability and the meeting of any prerequisites. Students must, however, enrol in at least two CSU subjects and choose two industry-based subjects from the same industry stream. Students are only permitted to enrol in subjects that are contained within the course structure of the Master of Information Systems Security.

Articulation

Masters of Informastion Systems Security
Graduate Certificate in Information Systems Security

At a glance

Study Mode

Distance education

Where

Wagga Wagga

When

Session 1; Session 2; Session 3

Level

Postgraduate

Duration

The minimum full-time duration for the Master is six sessions by distance education.
The minimum full-time duration for the Graduate Certificate is two sessions by distance education.

International?

YES

Indicative ATAR

N/A

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