Deakin South Asia, Information technology

At the frontier of digital knowledge

April 9, 2024 - 3 min read

For hundreds of students from India who aspire to become specialists in the digital space, Deakin University in Australia is where their dreams can become reality.

Abhisekh Kumar, from New Delhi, says the Master of Cyber Security (Professional) at Deakin University has been nothing short of transformative.  Abhisekh chose Deakin for its stellar reputation in the IT and cyber domains. The curriculum is aligned with the latest industry standards and his course is professionally accredited with the Australian Computer Society (ACS). With access to cutting-edge resources such as advanced labs and tools for hands-on learning experience, expert guidance from faculty, and tailored academic support with mentorships Abhisekh feels he will graduate with a competitive edge

Deakin ranks in the top 1% universities worldwide for computer science and information systems.* It also offered the first cyber security course in Australia. For ambitious students, Deakin is an apt choice for building expertise for the digital world and the ever-evolving challenge of safeguarding it.

Expert lecturers

With a focus on work-ready skills, says Abhisekh, ‘Deakin has a unique approach, which fuses theory with real-world application, and this stood out for me.’

Faculty members at Deakin are seasoned experts who bring critical industry insights into the classroom and help students navigate the challenges of the contemporary digitised industry landscape. ‘The lecturers,’ he says, ‘bring the frontlines of cyber warfare into the classroom, ensuring that the knowledge gained is both current and relevant.’

Abhisekh is using these insights to develop, evaluate, implement, and manage cyber security solutions based on current industry-accepted standards and best practices.

Deakin’s cyber security curriculum is designed to tackle the complexities of today’s cyber threats. This has enabled Abhisekh to master the fundamental understanding of different frameworks and policies in Australia. Abhisekh highlights the personalized guidance and mentorship that has increased his understanding of the topic and helped him tailor his learning path according to his career goals. Learning on Deakin’s cutting-edge digital tools and technologies will enhance his work readiness.

Abhisekh in the Deakin library

Abhisekh enjoying some quiet time on campus

Innovative learning outcomes

In this dynamic and immersive learning environment, Abhisekh has acquired an innovative mindset that is critical for success in the digital domain. Abhisekh has significantly enhanced his practical skills and workplace acumen by working on real-time projects. ‘Working on the research project was pivotal for putting theory to test and enhancing skills outside traditional course work,’ he says.

The hands-on learning and testing helped him develop invaluable skills to become professionally sound and get an understanding of the responsibilities of a cybersecurity specialist. He feels confident and well-equipped with a robust learning foundation and technical expertise to build his career.

Speaking about the diverse career outcomes in the digital space Abhisekh points out the plethora of opportunities to achieve success in both traditional and non-traditional fields. He advises students to prepare for their careers with the foundation that Deakin provides.

The global shift towards technology-enabled work solutions makes professional pathways for digital enthusiasts extremely rewarding. Abhisekh finds himself ready to take up the challenges that the future holds.

‘I am confident that the skills I have honed will help me take on the burgeoning threats of the digital age and make a real difference.’

*QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023

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