Establish Yourself as a Technical Expert at the Forefront of Cybersecurity 

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.   

World-class Teaching Facilities

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.  

What Our Students Say

“I liked that most lecturers were visiting lecturers, so they also ran their own companies outside of the University. This meant they had up to date knowledge and experience in cyber security in the real world. With cyber space rapidly changing and threats evolving, these lectures were informative, and the information was transferrable.

 

The intensive courses were also a great part of the program. I am a real hands-on learner, and it was good to be able to come and get some experience in a face-to-face environment.” 

 

Shannon Campbell, Master of Cyber Security student

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You can find more information on this degree including entry requirements on the UNSW Handbook.

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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. 

*Please Note: Program rules are subject to change, students need to follow the program rules set out in the UNSW Handbook of the current year of their admission into the program.                                                                           

Core Semester 1 - 2021 Semester 2 - 2021
Cyber Offence: Threats and Opportunities

Distance Mode

Distance Mode

Information Assurance and Security Distance Mode 

Not Offered

Wireless, Mobile and Internet of Things Security

Distance Mode

Distance Mode

Intensive Mode

Cyber Defence: Network Security Operations

Distance Mode

Distance Mode

 

Electives Semester 1 - 2021 Semester 2 - 2021
Software Security Lifecycle  Distance Mode Distance Mode
Reverse Engineering

Distance Mode

Not Offered
Critical Infrastructure and Control System Security 

Not Offered

Intensive Mode

Digital Forensics  Distance Mode Distance Mode
Network and Memory Forensics 

Distance Mode

Not Offered

Big Data and Decision Analytics for Security Not Offered Distance Mode
Humans and Security Not Offered

Not Offered

Introduction to Exploit Development

Not Offered

Distance Mode

 

 

Please refer to the UNSW Handbook for the Entry Requirements.  

If you have successfully completed approved professional development courses, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning towards future study. 

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