Overview

The Cyber Security program is designed for ambitious professionals who want to become technical experts or leaders and leverage lucrative career opportunities within the field of cyber. The skills you develop in this program will help you provide safe and secure online experiences, often to some of the most vulnerable online users. Select from either the Management and Leadership specialisation or Security Engineering specialisation within this program to further develop your expertise and diversify your career options.

Program Code

8649

Total units of credit (UOC)

72

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Entry requirements

There are two choices of specialisations in this program - Management and Leadership or Security Engineering. Please refer to your chosen specialisation to find out more about the entry requirements.

Cyber Security (Management and Leadership)

  1. Have completed a Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security with a WAM of 65 (as determined by the UNSW Postgraduate Coursework Entry Score Calculator) or no fails

OR

  1. Have completed the Graduate Diploma in Cyber Security, Management and Leadership specialisation

OR

  1. Have completed a recognised bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline (e.g. Business, Science or Engineering) with a WAM of 65 or greater (as determined by the UNSW Postgraduate Coursework Entry Score Calculator)

OR

  1. Four years of relevant experience* with demonstrated skills and ability in leadership

*Relevant experience for the Management and Leadership specialisation includes, but is not limited to, the following roles: Business Systems Analyst, Front end developer, Application coder, Game designer, Cyber Security Analyst, Software Developer, Consultant in Risk or Business, Penetration Tester, Security Team Manager, Digital Forensics specialist, Cyber Security Change and Awareness Manager, Cyber Security Outreach Trainer, Private Investigator, Specialist Police and Military roles, Financial Analyst, Forensic Accountant, Computer Systems or Information Auditor, Data Privacy, Electronics Technician, Project Manager, Executive Officer, Technical Manager, Analyst.

Cyber Security (Security Engineering)

  1. Have completed a Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security with a WAM of 65 (as determined by the UNSW Postgraduate Coursework Entry Score Calculator) or no fails

OR

  1. Have completed the Graduate Diploma in Cyber Security, Security Engineering specialisation

OR

  1. Have completed a recognised bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline (e.g. Business, Science or Engineering) with a WAM of 65 or greater (as determined by the UNSW Postgraduate Coursework Entry Score Calculator)

OR

  1. Four years of relevant experience* with demonstrated skills and ability in leadership

*Relevant experience for the Security Engineering specialisation includes, but is not limited to, the following roles: Business Systems Analyst, Front End Developer, Application Coder, Game Designer, Cyber Security Analyst, Software Developer, Consultant in Risk or Business, Penetration Tester, Security Team Manager, Digital Forensics Specialist, Cyber Security Change and Awareness Manager, Cyber Security Outreach Trainer, Private Investigator, Specialist Police and Military roles, Financial Analyst, Forensic Accountant, Computer Systems or Information Auditor, Data Privacy, Electronics Technician, Project Manager, Executive Officer, Technical Manager, Analyst, Systems Administrator, Network or Telecommunications Engineer.

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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 with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.

Please make note of the key dates and plan accordingly.

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Fees

2020 Indicative First Year Fee

$26,820*

2020 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree

$53,640*

*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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