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Information Technology (Network and Cybersecurity Systems)

If you are a graduate with a previous degree in an information technology or computer science related field, but are looking to specialise and extend your knowledge and skills in this dramatically changing area, the specialised networks and cybersecurity masters in information technology program at Flinders provides the perfect introduction.

This coursework masters provides advanced studies in information technology, with particular emphasis on the techniques required to design, develop, secure and manage an enterprise’s networked information systems.

The course capitalises on the demand for professionals across a continually widening range of applications, from intelligent consumer goods such as mobile phones and cars through to electronic medical records. It addresses the profession’s growing concern regarding the skills shortage in the area of cybersecurity.

Quick Facts

Duration: 2 years
Start Date: March, July
Tuition Fee: $35,500
Location: Bedford Park, Australia
CRICOS code: 0100837
Delivery mode: On campus

The focus on Flinders University’s strengths in the design, implementation and management of enterprise information technology and the secure and interconnected application of information technology for information retrieval, analysis and visualisation characterise this program. The course integrates with the strong and active research and development program in the College of Science and Engineering, carried out as externally funded research and development.

What you will study

The coursework masters provides both core and advanced studies in information technology, with particular emphasis on the techniques required to design, develop and manage an enterprise’s information systems. Topics cover areas such as the fundamentals of computing, software engineering, database and conceptual modelling, statistical science, and networks and cybersecurity.


“I had a nice relationship with all my lecturers. They were committed to helping you out with everything, especially if you showed that you cared about your work. Uni organised for me to go to Flinders Partners to work on software for innovation management. I was so pleased when they offered me a full-time position.”

Nadine Saadi // Flinders University student


The course is designed to enable you to contribute professionally to the management of an enterprise’s information security procedures and networked infrastructure. From theory through programming to developing globally recognised computer network skills, this course provides you with a solid foundation and the ability to adapt to new and innovative technologies.

Potential employers include:

  • network administrator
  • system analyst
  • cybersecurity consultant
  • security auditor
  • programmer
  • researcher and developer
  • networking and communications specialist.

Professional accreditation/recognition

The Master of Information Technology is accredited by the Australian Computer Society at the professional level. Courses accredited at this level by the Australian Computer Society are recognised internationally under the Seoul Accord.