With his mind set on a postgraduate degree with a difference, Harshdeep Singh Puri completed a master in Information Security and Assurance.
Master of Applied Science (Information Security and Assurance)
The courses offered within the degree provide the right balance of theory and practice and there is an option for you to specialise in your particular area of interest.
After completing a bachelor in computer science and engineering I was looking for a specialisation with something new to offer.
The information security domain is both exciting and challenging, providing a lifelong learning curve. It’s a field that has always fascinated me and now I have the relevant skill set to cater to industry needs.
RMIT’s Information Security and Assurance master program has a solid reputation. The courses offered within the degree provide the right balance of theory and practice and there is an option for you to specialise in your particular area of interest. In addition, competent and supportive teachers make the job of tackling complex topics a positive experience.
The program has greatly improved my analytical skills and has helped change my perspective from developer to security analyst.
Two of the highlights for me at RMIT were when I received a Student of the Year Award and when I completed a four-month Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) funded internship at PRM Group in Essendon.
The field of information security is expanding at a rapid pace while providing graduates with plenty of career options, including risk analyst, penetration tester and quality compliance roles.
The program at RMIT builds a strong foundation for your career in this vast and expanding area. It’s important to have the right mindset in order to tackle what’s ahead in a volatile environment where technologies are constantly changing.
I’m looking forward to pursuing my career as an operations risk analyst.