Institute of Technology or PolytechnicUnitec Institute of Technology
This course is available
Level of Study
Next start date
Expected Feb 2023
Unitec Institute of Technology
Develop your security mindset and identify, reduce and respond to cybersecurity threats and risks. Gain hands-on, practical learning in our state-of-the-art, modern and well-equipped computing facility, and get into entry-level roles in the specialised field of cybersecurity.
New Zealand needs to be able to rely on a strong cybersecurity workforce that’s capable of preventing, adapting to, and responding to cybersecurity threats. This programme is designed to equip you with the core cybersecurity and technical skills and knowledge you need to protect and manage information and systems security. Learn how to spot potential vulnerabilities and weaknesses of existing and emerging technologies.
Perform cybersecurity risk assessments, communicate results and findings to support risk management processes, and apply relevant security incident-handling techniques to solve complex security problems. You’ll also develop an understanding of how to operate within the appropriate professional standards and best practice, both independently and as part of a team, and become highly skilled, innovative, and enterprising NZ workforce.
You'll learn the following skills;
Where to from here
Upon successful completion of this programme you can go onto further study in Bachelor of Computing Systems and cross-credit up to two years of your studies or you can go into entry-level Cybersecurity jobs.
For this programme, you will need the following:
Have successfully completed 120 credits of a level 5 IT qualification or above or equivalent knowledge, skills and experience
Consent to Unitec undertaking a Police clearance check, or a Criminal Record Check, and advise Unitec of any current charges or pending court matters
A minimum of 8 credits at NCEA level 2 in English (4 in Reading, 4 in Writing),
If English is not your first language you need to have Academic IELTS score of 6.0 (no band<5.5) or equivalent. Have achieved at least one English proficiency outcome in the last two years.