Applied Science (Information Security and Assurance), Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #247 (QS) ,
The Master of Information Security and Assurance will give you the skills needed in an increasingly networked world, where the security of information is essential to the success of organisations.


The information security and assurance master degree aims to equip you with the mathematical, technical and business tools to secure an organisation’s information systems.

Information security and assurance form a vital part of organisational responsibilities. In today’s networked world it is more relevant than ever. From the latest internet worm to identity theft, the danger is no more than a mouse click away.

You will learn about the Advanced Encryption Standard, RSA, elliptic curve cryptography, smartcards, biometrics and information systems risk management.

There are opportunities for internships in the information security industry in the program.

Programme Structure

Program structure
  • The Master program contains a unique mix of technical, mathematical and business courses, aimed at a wholistic approach to the securing of information systems.
  • Starting with an introduction to the myriad aspects of information security, and paired with insights from industry experts, the curriculum goes on to cover many topics, including risk management and cryptosystems, biometrics and ethical hacking. The two semester project in second year allows you to gain in-depth knowledge and expertise in an information security topic of your choice.
The following is an example of courses offered:
  • Case Studies in Information Security
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Introduction to Information Security
  • Web Servers and Web Technology
  • Coding for Reliable Communications
  • Information Systems Risk Management
  • Cryptography and Security
  • Industry Awareness Project
  • Advanced Topics in Cryptography
  • Industry Linkage Project
  • Algebra for Information Security
  • Computer and Internet Forensics
  • Data Communication and Net-Centric Computing
  • Database Concepts
  • Information Systems Security
  • Information Technology Strategy
  • Information Theory for Secure Communications

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    192 alternative credits
    The Master consists of 192 credit points. This incorporates the Graduate Diploma (96 credit points).
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B):


    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Entry requirements

You must have successfully completed:

  • An Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) with a GPA 2.0 (out of 4.0) with award title including: Computer, IT, Software, Electrical, Electronics, Communications, Mathematics, Physics;
  • An Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification), with a GPA between 1.5 and 2.0 (out of 4.0) in a scientific/engineering/technical field with evidence of at least three years' work experience in the field of IT/Information Security.
  • Applicants may be considered for alternative entry if they do not have the necessary formal qualifications but can demonstrate significant extensive industry experience or have obtained an equivalent Australian undergraduate degree in a non-technical field.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    28800 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28800 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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The annual tuition fee for 2016


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