Overview

The Master of Cyber Security is a coursework degree designed for students who want a more detailed understanding of the technical skills and expertise needed for the technical implementation and leadership of the cyber security function. The degree provides principles gathered from information systems, systems engineering, computer science, network security and defence to enhance a career as a cyber security specialist. Most of the core courses are offered via incentive delivery mode, where students have access to the specially equipped Cyber Range laboratory, which is unique and the largest in Australia in terms of the number of students who can simultaneously participate in lab pracs. Students can choose to complete the generalist Master of Cyber Security program or one of the following specialisations: Advanced Tradecraft or Digital Forensics.

Program Code

8628

Total units of credit (UOC)

48

Campus

UNSW Canberra

Indicative Enrolments

207

Why choose this degree?

This degree is designed to meet the demand for technical experts who can implement and lead the technical cyber security function. It equips graduates with multidisciplinary aspects of cyber security that they can apply to workforces and in everyday situations. While completing core courses, students will have access to the unique Cyber Range laboratory.

Who should choose this degree?

This degree is designed for postgraduate scholars and professional managers interested in gaining technical skills and expertise through practical implementation and leadership of the cyber security offence and defence. Graduates will be able to implement and lead the technical cyber security function in defence, government, law enforcement and industry organisations.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career opportunities

  • Cyber security specialist, analyst or architect
  • Network security specialist
  • Digital Forensic investigator (Forensics stream only)
  • Intrusion detection specialist (Advance tradecraft only)
  • Cyber security incident responder (Advance tradecraft only)
  • Penetration Tester (Advance tradecraft only)

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 with a major in a same or related discipline 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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