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.

 

Faculty
UNSW Canberra at ADFA
Delivery Mode
Distance (online with some face-to-face)
Award
Master of Cyber Security
Commencing Terms
Semester 1, Semester 2
Duration (Full Time)
1 Year(s)

Overview

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

This course is designed for postgraduate students who wish to gain detailed cybersecurity technical skills and expertise. It incorporates principles gathered from information systems, systems engineering, computer science, network security, and defence.  

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

The Master of Cyber Security 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 manager cyber threats.

 

Program Code
8628
Campus
Canberra
Total Units of Credit (UOC)
48
Indicative Enrolments
198

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Entry requirements

Please refer to the UNSW Handbook for the Entry Requirements.  

Please refer to the UNSW Handbook for the Entry Requirements.  

Program structure

Students undertaking the Master of Cyber Security are required to complete 48 Units of Credit (UOC) by completing eight 6-UOC courses from the list in the Handbook entry for the program (see the list in Course Availability below). 

In the Master of Cyber Security program, students must complete four core courses and four elective courses. Not all elective courses will be available in a particular year. 

Students may choose to complete the generalist Master of Cyber Security program or may choose to complete the Master of Cyber Security with a specialisation in Digital Forensics or Advanced Tradecraft

The courses in the program may be taken in any order but it is recommended that the four core courses are completed first, followed by the four elective courses. 

With the approval of the Program Coordinator, students with a high distinction average in four courses may complete a 12-UOC research project in lieu of two elective courses. The project is recommended for those with a strong interest in pursuing original research in a specific area or for those intending to undertake a higher-level research qualification. 

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

 

Full structure

Potential careers

  • 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)

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.

*If you are an international student studying an Australian qualification, go to the Universities Admission Centre (UAC) for application and UAC key dates. Note: If you are under 18 years of age, you need to make special arrangements. Read more.

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2021 Indicative First Year Fee
$32,400*
2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$32,400*

*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
$39,120*
2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$39,120*

*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

 

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