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Cyber Security

Cyber attacks are on the rise globally. Every sector faces the daily threat of cyber security incidents. When you work in cyber security, you embark on a journey of continuous learning to keep organisations safe from cyber threats. With UOW's Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security, you'll gain sought-after skills that will help you thrive in one of the world’s most in-demand job areas.

Get up to 75% off your fees in 2023

In 2023, the Government will pay up to 75% of the course fees for eligible Domestic students studying the UOW Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security. There’s never been a better time to get started on your next qualification.


The Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security can be studied over six months full-time.

This course runs in short 10-week sessions, with two subjects offered each session. You can also choose to study one subject at a time which is considered part-time which will take one year. 

The Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security includes four core subjects:

  • Python Programming for Cyber Security
  • Databases and Security
  • Cyber Security Risk and Risk Management
  • Web Security

View the Course Handbook for the complete course structure and learning outcomes.


Session Session Details
2023 Session 3

17 July - 22 September 2023

2023 Session 4 9 October - 15 December 2023


CampusTotal Course Fee*
UOW Online $4,148 (2023)

The above tuition fees are the amount payable for a Commonwealth Supported place.

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) are university places where, for eligible domestic students, tuition fees are made up of two parts:

  • an Australian Government contribution (for some courses, up to three-quarters of the tuition fee is funded by the Australian Government)
  • a student contribution (the above amount, which may be deferred and repaid later via a HECS-HELP loan)

To be eligible for this fee subsidy, you must meet the following criteria: Be a domestic student, i.e. an Australian or New Zealand citizen, a permanent resident of Australia or a permanent Australian Humanitarian visa holder.

 *Total indicative course tuition fees shown is for a Commonwealth Supported place. These fees are based on normal course length and progression and are subject to change from year to year. For up to date information on course structure and fees, refer to the UOW Course Handbook.


UOW Online

UOW integrates online learning into nearly all subjects. However, when your course is offered through UOW Online, 100% of your course will be delivered online, including all tutorials, class discussions and submission of assessments. This delivery mode allows you to study from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. 

Studying online still means you will be able to connect with our passionate lecturers and teachers and network with your classmates.

The top 3 reasons to study Cyber Security at UOW

#1 Real-world experience

Lecturers in this course are from the Institute of Cybersecurity and Cryptology (iC2), one of the top-ranking cyber security research centres in Australia. We also cooperate with worldwide industry partners in cyber security and cloud, such as Cisco, Google, AWS, Deloitte, and Hack the Box.

#2 A booming job market 

There were more than 134,000 cyber security workers in Australia in 2021, up from 109,000 in 2020 and 107,000 in 2019. This number is predicted to increase by more than 20% annually. Source: Australian Computer Society

#3 Set yourself up for a cyber career

"Students get theoretical and practical knowledge about Web Security, Database Security, Risk Management, and Python Programming for Cybersecurity. Some IT experience together with the lessons from this course will help them to find a very good position in the Cybersecurity field." Dr Chau Nguyen, Lecturer in Cyber Security at UOW.

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Taught by cyber security experts

Our students learn how to solve real-life cyber security problems faced by organisations today. While this course is completely online, you’ll learn hands-on skills such as running an autopsy of a real cyber-attack, conducting experiments on different kinds of web attacks, as well as an introduction to programming, risk management, and database and web security. Joonsang Baek Associate Professor, School of Computing and Information Technology

Learn from the best

Access to world-leading cyber security experts with the backing of UOW’s Institute of Cybersecurity and Cryptology (IC²).



UOW Computer Science and Information Technology degrees rank among the best:

  • Five-star study area: The 2022 Good Universities Guide awarded UOW for Learner Engagement and Skills Development in the study area of Computer and Information Technology. 
  • Subject experts: UOW ranked among the top 200 universities in the world for Computer Science and Information Systems in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021.

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Become part of UOW's active ICT community:

  • Engage with like-minded students: Join the Wollongong Information Technology Society (WITS) at UOW and become part of a vibrant and engaged community.
  • Hands-on learning: You'll have access and opportunity to attend industry workshops, and work on industry-sponsored projects.
  • Learn from the best:  Learn from world-renowned academics who are experts in their field, and engage with guest industry lecturers throughout your degree.
  • Strong support for women: The Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Student Society actively supports females studying STEM at UOW.


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Imagine where cyber security can take you

The course can lead to specialist roles such as secure software developer, database administrator. secure web developer, security analyst, ethical hacker/penetration tester, digital forensics analyst, cryptographer, security consultant, security architect, information security manager, or chief information security officer.

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