Graduate Diploma in Cybersecurity

Graduate Diploma in Cybersecurity

Launch your cybersecurity career with the skills used in the industry. Gain an in-depth understanding of security in the tech world to design secure systems and assess cyber threats. Learn in a supportive environment from industry experts.

Programme outline

The aim of the Graduate Diploma in Cybersecurity (GDipCS) 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.

Study part-time

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 Diploma in Cybersecurity is a 120 credit programme with two compulsory and thirteen available elective courses. To graduate from the Graduate Diploma in Cybersecurity, students need to complete at least five courses at level 7 (including the two compulsory courses, CS7501 and IT7502) and three other elective courses at levels 5, 6 or 7.

Courses

Career options

Graduates of these qualifications 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, 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/cybersecurity-related support roles e.g. service desk.

Entry requirements

Domestic

Bachelor degree or equivalent practical, professional or educational experience in the IT industry.

International

An international English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall academic score of at least 6.0 (with at least 5.5 in each band) issued within the last two years, or equivalent.

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*International fee displayed is for 1 year of study (equivalent to 120 credits) and does not include insurance and administration (approximately $924 per year of study). 

Offering institute

This qualification is offered by WelTec.

From 2023, WelTec and the programme you have enrolled in will become part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology. All programmes offered by WelTec and other subsidiaries of Te Pūkenga are under review, to ensure they are portable, consistent and aligned with the needs of industry. The programme you have enrolled in may change over time.

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