After studying an introductory course in computer security, Farrah Williams decided to undertake postgraduate studies in information security and assurance to further her career.
Master of Applied Science (Information Security and Assurance)
The courses are based on the demands of the industry, so you know that what you are learning will be useful in the real world.
"As part of my undergraduate degree I completed an introductory course in computer security and found it very interesting. In addition, my lecturer was very passionate about the subject, and I believe his enthusiasm was infectious!
When I was deciding where to study, I browsed through a list of Australian universities who were offering computing courses; paying particular attention to program content and structure. The program outline and course structure for RMIT’s Master of Applied Science (Information Security) program appealed to me the most.
The courses are based on the demands of the industry, so you know that what you are learning will be useful in the real world. As an AusAID Scholar, I would recommend this program to any postgraduate student considering a career in computer security because it’s crafted with input from industry partners and you receive great support and guidance from your lecturers. The highlight of my studies so far has been my interaction with the lecturers. I admire their dedication to the subject matter, and they are very supportive of the students.
When I have completed my Masters, I will return to Jamaica and resume my job, applying the knowledge I have acquired from the degree. I loved my role back home, and I plan to re-join the strategic management division, with a view to moving into information systems in the future.
I’m looking forward to working with my colleagues to discover how we can enhance and improve the organisation’s security infrastructure and make an impact on Jamaica’s information security as a whole.“