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Cybersecurity Boot Camp

Become a
cybersecurity professional
in 24 weeks

To speak to an admissions officer now,
call +61 8 7130 3878

Why learn cybersecurity?

Get hands-on training in networking, systems, web technologies, databases, and defensive and offensive cybersecurity.
Maintain your work or college schedule by studying part-time, only three days a week, with convenient evening hours.
Through virtual classes and a dynamic curriculum, you’ll develop the fundamental skills to graduate from the program ready to use your knowledge in the workforce.
Benefit from a wide range of career services to help equip you for success as you work to change career paths or advance in your current position.
Our CompTIA partnership provides participants with a complimentary CertMaster test-prep tool and an exam voucher to take the CompTIA certification exam of their choice. Students will choose a cert that best aligns with their interests and career goals from the following list; Security+, Network+, Linux+, Server+, or Cloud+.
*The materials covered in this course are subject to change due to market demand.
What you will learn

  • Through immersive instruction and lab environments, you will learn both the theory and application of tools used by industry professionals.
  • Students will learn the technical skills needed to be competitive in the field of cybersecurity.
  • Students will receive career-planning assistance, including:
    • Resume and social media profile support, career content and practice sessions, technical interview training, one-on-one career coaching, soft skills training, and more.
    • Access to a dedicated career materials advisor and career director who will work with you throughout the program and prepare you to be employer competitive.
  • Students will also gain industry insights through Tech Talks—online panels with local industry professionals.

Students in Lab
What graduates receive

  • Graduates benefit from Demo Day—a networking event with local professionals to showcase your final project.
  • Continued one-on-one career coaching with your career director post-graduation for qualified students.
  • A Certificate of Completion from the University of Adelaide showcasing your accomplishments to future employers.
  • Skills and confidence to join the ranks of industry professionals.
  • An impressive collection of knowledge, skills, and abilities that show competitiveness for employment.

About the University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide is a world-class research and higher education institution situated in the heart of one of the world’s top 10 most liveable cities. Founded in 1874, we’re Australia’s third oldest university and consistently rank among the world’s elite—in the top one percent globally and number one in South Australia.

Our reputation for excellence and breaking new ground has been forged by a continuous stream of exceptional people. We proudly count among our distinguished alumni: five Nobel Laureates; more than 120 Fulbright Scholars; and over 100 Rhodes Scholars, including two female Indigenous Australian recipients. Australia’s first female prime minister and Supreme Court judge were also University of Adelaide graduates.

Today, our vibrant high-achieving culture continues to attract some of the world’s best and brightest—academic leaders from all corners of the globe and students from more than 90 countries.

The Cybersecurity Boot Camp is offered through the University of Adelaide in partnership with edX.

About edX
edX, part of 2U Inc., works with respected universities and organizations to deliver innovative, skills-based training to a community of over 45 million learners around the world to support them at every stage of their lives and careers. edX delivers boot camps through an immersive learning experience with expert services and valuable resources. As of 2021, graduates have been hired by 6,700+ companies, including more than 62% of the Fortune 100.

FAQ
Frequently asked questions

When does the program start?

  • Class begins 27 February 2023

Can I keep working while studying at the Cybersecurity Boot Camp?

  • Yes. The program was designed for working professionals who are seeking to advance their current careers or change paths.

How long is the course?

  • Students will complete the program in six months.

Do you provide career planning support?

  • All of our students receive pre-graduation career support and coaching, and soft skills training and the support needed to strengthen their portfolio.
  • In order to qualify for post-graduation Career Services support, you must successfully complete the program, have legal status to work in Australia and have an approved resume and portfolio of projects, completed and approved by Career Services four weeks prior to graduation.

Do I need to have previous experience in cybersecurity before applying?

  • While some background knowledge is helpful, no experience is needed as long as you are dedicated and eager to learn. Our pre-course tutorials will help you prepare for our program.

What sets your boot camp apart from others I can join in Adelaide or elsewhere?

  • We offer a part-time program that allows working professionals and students to study cybersecurity without leaving their current job.
  • We put the student experience first, using robust analytics to track the academic journey and ensure that we provide top-quality learning.
  • You will benefit from a robust set of professional development services to prepare you for success as you work to advance or change careers.
  • We employ skilled instructors and provide a curriculum based on the most in-demand technologies specific to the market.

How many hours a week is the program?

  • You can expect to spend approximately 10-12 hours per week in class.
  • To be successful our students spend an average of an additional 20 hours per week preparing for class, completing homework and career services assignments.

What are the requirements to complete the program?

  • In order to receive a certificate of completion for the program, you must:
    • Fulfill your payment obligations prior to the end date of the program
    • Attend a minimum of 95% of the class sessions
    • Complete 90% of your homework assignments, including 100% of all project work

What is the tuition fee?

  • The tuition fee is $12,745
  • A deposit of $1,000 is required to secure your place in the program.
  • There are no additional fees for textbooks or software.

What are the payment options?

  • A deposit of $1,000 is required to secure your place in the program. Deposit payments can be made by Visa or Mastercard.
  • Individuals can either pay the tuition in full by the early registration deadline to be eligible for a $1,000 early registration discount or arrange a payment plan and pay in installments. To find out more, please call +61 8 7130 3878 to speak with an admissions officer.

What are the computer requirements?

  • You will be required to bring your own laptop, which meets the following requirements:
    • Windows at least 8 GB Ram with a dual core processor (64 bit)
    • Mac over 2 years old–8 GB Ram and dual core processor
    • Mac under 2 years

What are the entry requirements?

  • In order to enrol in the program:
    • You must be over 18 years of age.
    • You must have completed high school.
    • You must meet the English Language proficiency requirements outlined below.
    • You must have passed the admissions interview, and assessment.
    • You must meet the English language proficiency requirements during the interview process.
    • You must have paid the deposit.

Is the program accredited?

  • Students who successfully complete the boot camp will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from the University of Adelaide, in collaboration with edX. The program is not accredited.

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