Join us for #CareersUnlocked: Trends, threats and the future of Cyber Security

30 November 6pm - 6:45pm (AEDT)

In cyber security, threats and vulnerabilities change daily, but the principles that underpin security intelligence expertise remain the same. Tradecraft in cyber security is a skill set that requires a deep understanding of the cybercrime landscape. Experienced professionals can spot patterns and draw conclusions from contrasting attacks across different sectors. They evaluate situations from the perspective of the attacker, evaluating risks and applying models and solutions to address cyber intelligence challenges.   

Degree type

Postgraduate coursework


1 year full-time

Commencing terms

Semester 1, Semester 2

Program code


Delivery mode

Online (some face-to-face requirements)


The Master of Cyber Security (Advanced Tradecraft) at UNSW Canberra is for postgraduate students and IT professionals who wish to gain an accelerated introduction to offensive and defensive cyber tradecraft operations including wireless security, reverse engineering and big data analysis in a security context. You can choose electives that allow you to focus on digital or network forensics or critical infrastructure cyber security.   

Build your capacity as a cyber security professional for a rewarding and highly sought-after career.     


World-class teaching facilities

The Master of Cyber Security (Advanced Tradecraft) is offered primarily via Intensive Delivery Mode due to the nature of the courses and the use of the training facilities at UNSW Canberra Cyber. The Cyber Range includes a digital forensics lab and virtual learning environments where our students learn how to identify and manage cyber threats. 

Find out more

For more information on this degree, including entry requirements, see the UNSW Handbook.

  • Students undertaking the Master of Cyber Security (Advanced Tradecraft) are required to complete eight courses (48 Units of Credit). Students must complete seven core courses, which provide the underpinning professional knowledge in Advanced Tradecraft, and one of the general electives from the Master of Cyber Security program. 

    Not all courses will be available in a particular year. The courses in the program may be taken in any order, but it's recommended that the core courses are completed first, followed by the elective courses. 

    With the approval of the Program Coordinator, students may take up to two elective courses (12 UOC) from other coursework programs. 


  • Please note: Program rules are subject to change. Students need to follow the program rules set out in the UNSW Handbook of the current year of their admission into the program.           

    Core courses

    Code Course Semester 1 - 2024 Semester 2 - 2024
    ZEIT8020 Cyber Offence: Threats and Opportunities

    Distance Mode + Intensive Mode

    Not Offered
    ZEIT8021 Information Assurance and Security Distance Mode 

    Not Offered

    ZEIT8023 Wireless, Mobile and Internet of Things Security

    Not Offered

    Distance Mode + Intensive Mode (school consent to enrol)

    ZEIT8025 Reverse Engineering Distance Mode Not Offered
    ZEIT8026 Cyber Defence: Network Security Operations Not Offered Distance Mode
    ZEIT8030 Big Data and Decision Analytics for Security Not Offered Distance Mode
    ZEIT8042 Introduction to Exploit Development Not Offered Intensive Mode



    Code Course Semester 1 - 2024 Semester 2 - 2024
    ZEIT8027 Critical Infrastructure and Control System Security Not Offered Intensive Mode
    ZEIT8028 Digital Forensics Not Offered Distance Mode
    ZEIT8029 Mobile Network and Memory Forensics Distance Mode Not Offered
  • For information regarding entry requirements, please refer to the UNSW Handbook

  • If you have successfully completed approved professional development courses, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning towards future study. 

    Find out more

Key contacts

Program Coordinator
Dr Tim Lynar

Student Enquiries
T: +61 2 5114 5000