Cyber Security Programs Online

Online Postgraduate Programs in Cyber Security

Why Study Cyber Security postgraduate programs at UNSW Online


Career outcomes

Our programs prepare you to excel in a range of roles across various sectors, ensuring you are equipped to meet and manage the dynamic challenges of cyber security. Potential career opportunities include:

  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Penetration Tester
  • Security Consultant
  • Cyber Security Manager
  • Digital Forensics Specialist
  • Security Software Developer

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Industry Insights:

$29 Billion

Annual cost of cybercrime in Australia. (Agilien, 2019)

16,600 Jobs

Projected additional demand for cyber security professionals by 2026. (AustCyber, Meeting Demand for Cyber Security Expertise, 2018)


Avg salary for cyber security analyst in Australia (Seek, 2024)

$7.09 Billion

The Australia Cybersecurity Market size in 2024 and expected to reach USD 16.52 billion by 2029 (Mordorintelligence, 2024)

UNSW Online Cyber Security Program Structure

The Master of Cyber Security program encompasses 12 online courses (from 18 options), with the choice of selecting from a Security Management and Leadership or Security Engineering specialisation.

The masters program consists of four foundation courses, seven electives (including at least four specialisation electives, one additional elective and up to two free electives), plus a project based capstone.

The  Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security and Graduate Diploma in Cyber Security are both recognised as entry and exit points for the program.

Graduate Certificate

4 courses
or continue studying

Graduate Diploma

+ 4 courses
or continue studying


+ 4 courses

Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security

Influence with a Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security at UNSW 

Develop a foundational understanding of the nature and principles of privacy, how to securely identify, manage, and respond to privacy risks across large datasets, and current best practice in a changing global environment. 

Fast-track success   

Courses are delivered 100% online in eight-week intensive blocks, which means you could graduate with a Graduate Certificate in as little as eight months. Upon successful completion, this fast-tracked model provides a pathway to articulate into the Master of Cyber Security. 

Graduate Diploma in Cyber Security

Get to your goals sooner with a Graduate Diploma in Data Science

Love technical and mathematical challenges? Learn how to drill into data to help provide better answers to drive business progress. The Graduate Diploma will give you the foundational skills that industry demands plus crucial decision-making techniques and the essentials of good data storytelling. 

The fast-tracked model means you can graduate with a diploma in just over a year, plus it gives you a pathway to study the Master of Data Science.

Master of Cyber Security

Secure your future with a Master of Cyber Security

Expand your cyber mindset and develop the tools and techniques required to detect, analyse, and confront cyber challenges to help you succeed in this fast-growing industry. Select from a range of Cyber Security specialisations to build the masters program that suits your career path, existing skill set and aspirations. 

Informed by leading industry experts at world-class cyber training facilities, this postgraduate program will enable you to become part of a dynamic community working to create a safe and secure digital future. 

Fast-track success

The program has been designed with the ambitious working professional in mind and offers you a learning environment where you can learn each course in eight-week blocks. This means you can graduate in as little as two years and leverage employer demand sooner. 

Frequently asked questions
Will all my classes be online?

Yes, all classes will be online. Studying 100% online and accelerated means you have the flexibility to study at times when you work at your optimum. Imagine the time you'll save by not needing to travel to classes on-campus, making postgraduate study while working full-time more achievable than ever before.

What support is available for online study?

To help you graduate from one of the world’s leading universities, we're here to support you, every step of the way.

You will receive academic guidance from your Course Convenor, with feedback and answers to your course-related questions, as well as dedicated one-on-one support for all non-academic matters from your Student Success Advisor. They are available via phone or email to provide motivation and tips to support you to succeed in your studies.

What are the advantages of online higher education?

Online higher education gives you the flexibility to study anywhere, anytime, stay on track with your professional goals and study, get support from family and friends, cultivate your contacts and expand your network. Find out more about online study at UNSW here.