Master of Networks and Security

Monash University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00008C

With the proliferation of mobile and pervasive devices with network capability, along with widespread popularity of the Internet, more and more users and application providers expect services to be available anytime and anywhere. The Master of Networks and Security (MNS) gives the student the skills to manage and administer computer networks and security, and prepares them for a career in network administration or network management, or as a systems analyst, systems designer, data communications specialist, or network security engineer or administrator.

Designed for

IT professionals


  • 4 foundation units (24 points)
  • 8 core units (48 points), followed by either: Industry experience (24 points)
  • or Research (24 points).


  • Introduction to databases
  • Computer architecture and operating systems
  • Data communications
  • Project management
  • Information and computer security

Standard entry requirements

  • An Australian undergraduate degree not necessarily in IT, with at least pass (55%) average
  • Or qualification deemed by the faculty to be a satisfactory equivalent.


Australian Computer Society (ACS)

Study pathways

Students may be admitted at entry level 2 (requiring 72 points or 1.5 years full-time study) with an Australian undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline including computing, computer science, software engineering, computer systems, electrical, electronic or communication engineering with at least a pass (55%) average or qualification deemed by the faculty to be a satisfactory equivalent.

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
Caulfield International: $76,600 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

Further information

Exit Points: Students may exit this course early and apply to graduate with a Graduate Certificate of Networks and Security or Graduate Diploma of Networks and Security, provided they have satisfied the requirements.

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