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Overview

Protecting personal and corporate data through cyber security is paramount to some of the world’s biggest industries.

There is a critical shortage of skilled cyber security graduates, estimating that the Australian industry will require at least 18,000 additional cyber security workers by 2026.* Industry professionals have significantly contributed to the structure of our most popular degrees and our hands-on capstone project courses provide you with skills comparable to industry practice and prepare you for a profession in this growing industry.

Study at UniSQ and be a part of the Cyber Security Challenge, Australia’s only cyber security competition, run over 24 hours and designed to test your technical and communication skills.

*Australia's Cyber Security Sector Competitiveness Plan, AustCyber, 2018

Explore UniSQ's Cyber Security degrees

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David

Cyber Security
David Fairman has a long list of accomplishments under his belt, both locally and internationally. Since joining the Royal Australian Air Force in 1993, David has compiled accolades including a Bachelor degree and two master degrees – Master of Project Management and Master of Business Administration, both from UniSQ.
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How long do cyber security courses take at UniSQ?

At UniSQ, you can study full-time or part-time to complete your chosen degree. The duration of your studies will vary depending on the degree you choose.

  • Undergraduate Certificate — 0.5 years (or part-time equivalent).
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Networking & Security) — 3 years (or part-time equivalent).
  • Master of Cyber Security and Master of Research — 2 years (or part-time equivalent).
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) — 3 years (or part-time equivalent).
Are online study options available?
Yes! At UniSQ, you’ll have the flexibility to choose online or on-campus study. Our undergraduate programs are entirely online (except for Bachelor of Information Technology (Networking & Security). Our postgraduate programs give you the choice of studying cyber security courses online or on-campus. Discover more about the different ways to study at UniSQ. 
Why study cyber security with UniSQ?

When you study cyber security at UniSQ, you’ll be part of an educational environment that will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to reach your career goals. Whether you’re looking for cyber security courses online or on-campus, you’ll have the chance to create a flexible study mode to suit your work-life balance with Information and Communications Technology at UniSQ 

  • UniSQ is # 1 in Queensland for undergraduate median salary for IT graduates (Good Universities Guide, 2022).
  • We are #1 in Australia for postgraduate IT overall educational experience (Good Universities Guide, 2022).
  • As a UniSQ cyber security students you can test your technical and communication skills with Australia's only cyber security competition.
What are my career prospects with a cyber security degree?

If you’re interested in furthering your cyber security knowledge with an Information and Communication Technology degree, you’ve come to the right place. At UniSQ, you’ll be part of a diverse and inclusive learning community that will prepare you for a career in a variety of technological industries, including:

  • Technology service
  • Content and design
  • Business information systems
  • IT engineering and architecture.

The knowledge you’ll gain when you complete a cyber security course at UniSQ will open up many career opportunities, including:

  • System administrator
  • Computer systems engineer
  • Systems analyst
  • Web administrator
  • Network analyst
  • Designer
  • Administrator
  • Computer programmer
  • Database administrator
  • Database designer. 

With so many potential professional outcomes, there’s no better place to study a cyber security degree than UniSQ! 

What are the pathways to entry?
At UniSQ, we understand that different students require different pathways to studying at university. We’re proud to offer students the chance to study cyber security in a learning environment that is tailored to your individual circumstances through flexible study modes. Whether you’ve just graduated from Year 12, completed your studies some time ago, or have a VET, TAFE or other relevant qualification, you’ll have an entry option to your chosen degree through one of our inclusive pathway programs.

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