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

Indicative Enrolments


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.

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.



2020 Indicative First Year Fee


2020 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree


*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

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