UNSW Australia

UNSW Canberra

Master of Cyber Security


Northcott Drive

Campbell, Australian 2612


Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Cyber Security

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Cyber Security is designed for postgraduate scholars who wish to gain a more detailed understanding of the technical skills and expertise relevant to the technical implementation and leadership of the cyber security function. It is designed to meet the demand for technical experts who can implement and lead the technical cyber security function in government, industry, law enforcement and Defence. It provides principles gathered from information systems, systems engineering, computer science, network security, and defence to enhance a career as a cyber security specialist. The Master of Cyber Security is offered primarily via Intensive Delivery Mode due to the nature of the courses and the use of the Cyber Range.

Program Structure

Students undertaking MCyberSec 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 MCyberSec 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 MCyberSec program or may choose to complete the Master of Cyber Security with a specialisation in Digital Forensics.

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 approval of the Program Coordinator, students with an average mark of 65% or higher 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 particular area or intending to undertake a higher-level research qualification.

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


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Facts & Figures

Classification: Non-U.S. Higher Ed. Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

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