The aim of the Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity (GCertCS) is to create a set of information technology professionals who have the ability to think about information security and assurance within an enterprise system, and know how to integrate security policy, practices and technologies into an operational infrastructure.
This programme includes part-time study options for people who want the flexibility of studying while they manage other commitments.
More detail about this qualification
The Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity is a 60 credit programme, divided into four 15 credit courses. There are two compulsory courses and two electives.
Students must complete 60 credits at level 7 consisting of:
- CS7501 Information Security III and IT7502 Digital Ethics
- Two elective courses at level 7 chosen from the course list below
Graduates will have the skills and knowledge to work in the IT industry in a range of roles such as security consultant, security analyst, security administrator, SecDevOps/DevSecOps, incident analyst, incident handler, information assurance analyst, security assessor/auditor, security engineer, penetration tester, digital forensic analyst, network forensic analyst, malware analyst, security developer or other information/cyber security-related support roles e.g. service desk.
A degree in Computer Science or Information Technology or equivalent preferably with Network, or equivalent practical, professional or educational experience in the IT industry.
IELTS 6.0 with no band score lower than 5.5 (or equivalent) and academic requirements.
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* International fees shown here do not include insurance and administration (currently approximately $924 per year of study)
Related study options
This qualification is offered by WelTec.
On 1 September 2022, the operations of WelTec transferred to the Whitireia and WelTec business division of Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (Te Pūkenga). As part of this, all existing WelTec programmes transferred to Te Pūkenga.