Master of Cyber Security (MCybSec)

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The Master of Cyber Security is designed to meet the demand for cyber security professionals in a variety of sectors. It provides a strong analytical framework to understand the challenges, problems and solutions of cyber security from technical and non-technical perspectives. Students will develop technical knowledge and learn to apply this through technical and organisational perspectives to provide cyber security expertise to organisations. Students will elect to undertake either a research project or an industry-based project.

The Master of Cyber Security is an AQF Level 9 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 2 years.

Academic Program Rules for Master of Cyber Security

There shall be a Master of Cyber Security.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Master of Cyber Security the student must complete a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 48 units, comprising:

  1. Core Courses to the value of 12 units
  2. Electives to the value of 24 units
  3. A research project or industry project to the value of 12 units

Unless exempted international students are required to take ELEC ENG 7057 Communications & Critical Thinking in lieu of an elective

Master of Cyber Security

To satisfy the requirements for Master of Cyber Security students must complete courses to the value of 12 units.

Core Courses

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
COMP SCI 7210 Foundations of Computer Science A 3
COMP SCI 7211 Foundations of Computer Science B 3
COMP SCI 7328 Concepts in Cyber Security 3
MATHS 7027 Mathematical Foundations of Data Science 3