The Master of Cyber Security Operations is designed to meet the demand for executives and managers who oversee the cyber security function in government, industry, law enforcement and defence. It gives students a detailed understanding of the managerial and technical skills and expertise relevant to planning, operation and acquisition of the cyber security function. This coursework degree provides principles gathered from information systems, cyber security, risk, management and governance and is for managers wanting to enhance their career in cyber security operations. Cyber Security Operations offers opportunities for international education. Through UNSW's PLuS Alliance partnership, our students have access to courses at Arizona State university (ASU) in the US and King's College in the UK.

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UNSW Canberra

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Why choose this degree?

This degree equips graduates with multidisciplinary aspects of cyber security that they can apply to workforces and in everyday situations.

Who should choose this degree?

This degree is for those in all levels of management in cyber security in defence, government, and a wide range of public-sector and commercial industry organisations.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Double degree options

Chief Information Security officer. Cyber security manager. Cyber security risk manager. Information security manager.

Entry requirements

Have met the requirements of a four year Bachelor degree or a Bachelor degree with Honours with a major in a cognate area from a recognised tertiary institution or Have met the requirements of a Graduate Diploma from UNSW in a same or related discipline or an equivalent qualification from a recognised tertiary institution or Have met the requirements of a three year Bachelor degree in a cognate area at pass level, which includes a major in a same or related discipline, from a recognised tertiary institution, and have completed at least three years relevant full-time work experience or Submit evidence of academic and/or professional qualifications and/or related work experience which is determined by the relevant Program Authority to be acceptable grounds for admission into the degree.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term. Some high-demand programs and Faculties with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.

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