Master of Cyber Security (MCybSec)

Program Code

Program Faculty
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Academic Year

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (


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.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the technical practice of Cyber Security, and its application, within complex industry contexts.
  2. Apply, evaluate and use the principles of Cyber Security within real-world contexts.
  3. Critically seek, analyse and evaluate data, materials and technology to construct professional advice relating to the technical practice of Cyber Security.
  4. Adopt and employ professional attitudes, standards and values.
  5. Use highly effective interpersonal skills to enable empathetic and effective communication with a range of audiences.


Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Executive Dean or delegate before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Program Maximum Duration: As specified in Table 1 of the Coursework Academic Programs Policy, this program must be completed within a Maximum Duration which includes any periods of non-enrolment, leave of absence or approved study at other institutions for credit towards a Program. 

Academic Program Rules for Master of Cyber Security

There shall be a Master of Cyber Security.

Qualification Requirements

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. A research or industry project to the value of 12 units
  3. Electives to the value of 24 units
  4. International students with an IELTS overall score less than 8.0 are required to take ENG 7057 Communications & Critical Thinking in lieu of an elective

Core Courses