Master of Cyber Security (Online)

Duration

2 years

Courses

12 courses

Study intakes

January, March, May, July, Sept and October

Study mode

100% Online

Program code

8649

What you will study

The Cyber Security program will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of both the current state of, and future directions of cyber security. You’ll gain the immediately applicable advanced knowledge and technical skills to securely identify, manage, and respond to privacy risks across large datasets, and current best practice in a changing global environment. 

The part-time program is offered 100% online and accelerated, meaning you can study anywhere at any time, and graduate in only two years without taking time out of the workforce. 

“It's about seeing problems and solving them using a mix of lateral thinking, innate curiosity and an enthusiasm for technology. Above all, engineering is about wanting to make a better and safer world. Our students and graduates are among the best and taught by experts.” 
— Professor Richard Buckland 

To find out more about each course download the program guide

 

 

 

FOUNDATION COURSES
  • Foundations of Cyber Security 
  • Data Security and Privacy 
  • Cyber Security Ethics 
  • Principles of Security Engineering 

The UNSW Online experience

This program has been designed with the working professional in mind and offers you an online learning environment where you can study each course in eight-week blocks. This means you can graduate in as little as two years, so that you can leverage the employer demand sooner.

Our academics are some of the best in the world and even though you’re studying online, you can expect your learning experience to be of the same high standard as that of our on-campus students.  

Throughout your study journey, you will be able to turn to your Student Success Advisor, who is committed to assisting you from enrolment through to graduation. They are on hand for all non-academic queries by phone or email. 



 

 

SPECIALISATION, GENERAL AND FREE ELECTIVE COURSES

Specialisation electives 

Management and Leadership 

  • Cyber Operations 
  • Cyber and the Law 
  • Cyber Management and Governance 
  • Cyber Threats and Crime 

Security Engineering 

  • Cloud Security 
  • Penetration Testing 
  • Advanced Penetration Testing 
  • Reverse Engineering 
  • Digital Forensics 

General electives 

  • Cyber Risk & Resilience 
  • Fundamentals of Coding: C and Assembler 
  • Operation Systems Fundamentals 

Free electives 

The remaining two free electives may be chosen from any course in any stream offered in the program (subject to prerequisites being met), or any other approved electives from outside the program.  

Prerequisite courses

The following courses have prerequisites:

  • Penetration Testing is a prerequisite for Advanced Penetration Testing.
  • Fundamentals of coding: C and Assembler is a prerequisite for Reverse Engineering.
  • Operation Systems Fundamentals is a prerequisite for Digital Forensics.
SPECIALISATION CAPSTONE

Choose either:

  • Management and Leadership Capstone 
  • Security Engineering Capstone 

Entry requirements

There are two specialisations to choose from in this program - Management and Leadership or Security Engineering. Please refer to your chosen specialisation to find out more about the entry requirements.

Management and Leadership
  1. Have completed a Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security with a WAM of 65
    UNSW Postgraduate Coursework Entry Score Calculator or no fails. OR
  2. Have completed the Graduate Diploma in Cyber Security, Management and Leadership specialisation. OR
  3. Have completed a recognised bachelors degree (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline (e.g. Business, Science or Engineering) with a WAM of 65 or greater as determined by the UNSW Postgraduate Coursework Entry Score Calculator. OR
  4. Four years of relevant experience* with demonstrated skills and ability in leadership.
    *Relevant experience for the Management and Leadership specialisation includes, but is not limited to, the following roles: Business Systems Analyst, Front end developer, Application coder, Game designer, Cyber Security Analyst, Software Developer, Consultant in Risk or Business, Penetration Tester, Security Team Manager, Digital Forensics specialist, Cyber Security Change and Awareness Manager, Cyber Security Outreach Trainer, Private Investigator, Specialist Police and Military roles, Financial Analyst, Forensic Accountant, Computer Systems or Information Auditor, Data Privacy, Electronics Technician, Project Manager, Executive Officer, Technical Manager, Analyst.  
Security Engineering
  1. Have completed a Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security with a WAM of 65 as determine by the UNSW Postgraduate Coursework Entry Score Calculator or no fails. OR
  2. Have completed the Graduate Diploma in Cyber Security, Security Engineering specialisation. OR
  3. Have completed a recognised bachelors degree (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline (e.g. Business, Science or Engineering) with a WAM of 65 or greater as determine by the UNSW Postgraduate Coursework Entry Score CalculatorOR
  4. Four years of relevant experience* with demonstrated skills and ability in leadership.
    *Relevant experience for the Security Engineering specialisation includes, but is not limited to, the following roles: Business Systems Analyst, Front End Developer, Application Coder, Game Designer, Cyber Security Analyst, Software Developer, Consultant in Risk or Business, Penetration Tester, Security Team Manager, Digital Forensics Specialist, Cyber Security Change and Awareness Manager, Cyber Security Outreach Trainer, Private Investigator, Specialist Police and Military roles, Financial Analyst, Forensic Accountant, Computer Systems or Information Auditor, Data Privacy, Electronics Technician, Project Manager, Executive Officer, Technical Manager, Analyst, Systems Administrator, Network or Telecommunications Engineer.


 

 

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