Provide safe and secure online experiences for a range of end users. Choose the Management and Leadership specialisation or Security Engineering specialisation.

 

Faculty
Faculty of Engineering
Delivery Mode
Fully online
Award
Master of Cyber Security
Commencing Terms
Hexamester 1, Hexamester 2, Hexamester 3, Hexamester 4, Hexamester 5, Hexamester 6
Duration (Full Time)
2 Year(s)

Overview

Secure systems and networks are a vital component for organisations of all sizes in our increasingly connected world. Informed by global best practice and cutting-edge research, the Master of Cyber Security will provide you with the tools and techniques required to detect, analyse and confront cyber challenges.  

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 security.

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.

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

 

Program Code
8649
Campus
Kensington
Total Units of Credit (UOC)
72

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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.

English language requirements

 

You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If you’re completing an Australian Year 12 qualification (e.g. NSW HSC or equivalent), you do not need to provide anything extra to prove your proficiency. Your qualification will be used as evidence of your English proficiency.

If you do need to provide evidence of your English proficiency, this will be indicated in your application. You can prove this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

UNSW Global offers courses and programs designed to help you reach the English language level required for entry into your chosen degree. Different options are available depending on your current English language level. Learn more.

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.

English language requirements

 

You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If you’re completing an Australian Year 12 qualification (e.g. NSW HSC or equivalent), you do not need to provide anything extra to prove your proficiency. Your qualification will be used as evidence of your English proficiency.

If you do need to provide evidence of your English proficiency, this will be indicated in your application. You can prove this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

UNSW Global offers courses and programs designed to help you reach the English language level required for entry into your chosen degree. Different options are available depending on your current English language level. Learn more.

Full program structure

Potential careers

Security Consultant, Engineering, ICT and Science Technicians, Engineering 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.

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For most international students, applications are submitted via our Apply Online service. 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 may have an earlier commencement date. For more information visit our international applicant information page.

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Fees & Scholarships

2021 Indicative First Year Fee
$30,720*
2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$46,560*

*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.

2021 Indicative First Year Fee
$40,140*
2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$60,960*

*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.

Indicative fees to complete the program include tuition plus an estimate of study-related costs of approximately $1,000 per year. To find out more about other costs, visit UNSW International.

Scholarships


At UNSW, we award over $83 million in scholarships each year. We pride ourselves on rewarding excellence and making university accessible to students from all walks of life. Whether you’re a domestic or international student, our range of scholarships, prizes and awards can support your journey.


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