Programme Code: AK1324
Duration: 1 1/2 years full-time / 3 years part-time
Venue: City Campus
Start date: 17 July 2017, 26 Feb and 16 July 2018
AUT encourages early application. There are limited places available. Late applications will be accepted if the programme is not full. Applicants will normally be selected on the basis of their level of academic achievement and may be required to attend a selection interview.
This degree is designed for graduates wanting to follow a career in the growing forensic computing and digital forensics sectors, and to develop their understanding and application of security issues. It will also appeal to recent graduates as well as professionals wishing to enhance their skills as:
Completed one of the following with a B grade average or higher at level 7 or equivalent:
An applicant who does not meet the admission requirements above must submit evidence to the dean (or representative) of their ability to study at postgraduate level.
An applicant will be required to supply references.
An applicant may be required to attend a selection interview.
Guidelines to entry
The programme offers a choice of two pathways to complete the required 180 points. It is primarily a mix of security and digital forensics papers with some elective papers available. You may choose to complete six papers and undertake a 90-point thesis or eight papers and a 60-point project.
COMP811 Research Methods (15 points)
COMP821 Information Security (15 points)
COMP830 Cryptography and Cryptanalysis (15 points)
COMP832 Digital Forensics Tools and Techniques (15 points)
SELECT at least 30 points from:
COMP812 Next Generation Networking (15 points)
COMP816 Autoidentification (15 points)
COMP818 Intelligent Surveillance (15 points)
COMP831 Cybercrime and IT-Governance (15 points)
COMP833 Network Security and Forensics (15 points)
COMP834 Research Readings (15 points)
COMP836 Special Topic (30 points)
AND ONE OF THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS:
COMP997 Applied Research Project (60 points)
COMP998 Thesis (90 points)
Or any other postgraduate paper with the approval of the programme leader
Master of Information Security and Digital Forensics
Click here to view programme structure and paper outlines.
Additional course information can also be found here.
Enrolment in papers is subject to meeting all requirements and availability of papers (not all papers listed above will be open for enrolment in a given year).
Please contact the Programme Administrator for programme information and availability of papers.
Last updated: 04-Aug-2017 3.02pm
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.