Master of Cyber Security [Online] (MCyberSecurity[Online])

Program Code

MCSOL

Academic Year

2024

Special Notes

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies).

Overview

The Master of Cyber Security [Online] will provide graduates with the knowledge and skills to apply Cyber Security principles and understand relevant governance, legal and policy considerations. With a 6-unit research based project, the program provides opportunity for deep application within a domain of the student's preference.

The Master of Cyber Security [Online] is an AQF Level 9 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 1.5 years. However, this program is only offered  part-time for a duration of 2 years.

Program Learning Outcome
1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the technical practice, management and policy implications 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, management and policy 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.
Conditions

Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Faculty 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 [Online]

There shall be a Master of Cyber Security [Online].

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Master of Cyber Security [Online] the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following courses with a combined total of not less than 36 units, comprising:

  1. Core Courses to the value of 27 units
  2. Research Courses to the value of 9 units
  3. Students without a programming background are required to take COMP SCI 7210OL Foundations of Computer Science - Python A in lieu of POLIS 7024OL Political Institutions and Policy-Making