Graduate Diploma in Cybersecurity


Subject area

Computer Science not elsewhere classified

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Entry requirements

Bachelor degree or equivalent practical, professional or educational experience in the IT industry.
International Students - English Language Requirements:
* 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.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to equip people with the skills needed for technical and/or management professionals in IT related positions in cyber security. Cyber security roles are occupations identified on the New Zealand Long Term Skill Shortage List (LTSSL), suggesting sustained shortages of skilled workers and ongoing demand for graduates skilled in these areas.
Cyber security is also a key priority for Government, and the 2015 Cyber Security Strategy and 2018/9 refresh of the strategy signals the government's commitment to ensuring New Zealand is safe, resilient and prosperous online.
Cyber security is critical for New Zealand, and is at the forefront of protecting infrastructure, business and computer networks from attack.

What graduates earn

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 935 832
Phone: (04) 920 2400
Fax: (04) 920 2401

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