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Master of Cyber Security

Master of Cyber Security (MCYS)

Study mode
  • On-campus
  • Online
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba
  • 2 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
  • Feb, May, Sep


  • Blend management and technical skills to progress your career. Gain globally transferrable skills and the technical expertise to safeguard digital assets in an increasingly connected world.
  • A hands-on capstone research project enables you to work with industry and apply theory to practice in a collaborative, laboratory environment at UniSQ or in your own workplace. You'll use real-world data and state-of-the-art software to solve industry specific problems. 
  • Graduate with strong leadership skills enabling you to work in various industries in many areas of ICT spanning technical, analytical, business value, risk, and cyber-governance.
  • The cyber security sector is one of the most rapidly growing industries globally. Trained professionals are in high demand in both large-scale and smaller organisations. 
  • UniSQ is currently seeking accreditation for this degree with the Australian Computer Society (ACS).
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What can you do with a masters in cyber security?

As one of the most rapidly growing industries, not only in Australia, but worldwide, cyber security specialists are in high demand in both large-scale and smaller organisations.

The possibilities of what you can do and where you can go with a cyber security qualification are endless.

  • Cyber security is a high growth sector, meaning there are plenty of opportunity to grow and develop your career.
  • As a fast-paced and ever-evolving industry you will enjoy the challenge of working with technology that is constantly changing and adapting to the needs of many industries and companies.
  • Expand your horizons, both personally and professionally by exploring career prospects internationally. A Master in Cyber Security qualifies you for millions of jobs worldwide.
  • You can enjoy an exciting and fulfilling career in cyber security knowing you are playing an important part in helping to protect people within your community and beyond from malicious online attacks.

With a shortage of IT professionals, the need for skilled workers had never been greater according to Jobs and Skills Australia. As a qualified cyber security specialist you can look forward to a lucrative and diverse career with abundant job opportunities.

Which Master degree is best for cyber security?

The Master in Cyber Security specialisation you choose will be dependant on your personal interests and career goals.

At UniSQ we have three different Master of Cyber Security majors to choose from.

  • Business Application - Gain the skills needed to effectively respond to cyber threats by investigating digital forensics and understanding what motivates cyber criminals with our cyber security masters in Business Application.
  • Governance Risk & Compliance - Build practical governance knowledge to be able to implement and execute cyber security protection strategies by learning about planning, responding, recovering and reporting on security breach incidents.
  • Technical - Explore cryptography within network security, big data management and analytics, and learn the best security practices relating to cloud-based business environments.
What are the career opportunities for graduates of the program?

If you’re interested in furthering your cyber security knowledge with an Information and Communication Technology degree at UniSQ, you’ve come to the right place. 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:

  • Government
  • law enforcement
  • cyber-governance
  • IoT
  • data mining
  • digital forensics
  • cloud security.

The knowledge you’ll gain when you complete a Masters in Cyber Security will open up many career opportunities, such as:

  • ethical hacker
  • digital forensic analyst
  • security auditor
  • security software developer
  • cryptographer
  • cryptanalyst
  • security consultant
  • IT Manager.
Are flexible study options available?

Yes! At UniSQ, you’ll have the flexibility to choose a study mode that suits you. Our Master of Cyber Security gives you the choice of studying cyber security courses online or on-campus.

  • We have over 40 years’ experience delivering flexible university courses.
  • Over 75% of UniSQ students choose to study online.
  • Access your course study materials online, including, weekly modules, readings, assessment information, podcasts and audio files.

Discover more about the different ways to study at UniSQ.

What are the admission requirements for the course?

The entry requirements to study a cyber security masters will vary depending on the education provider you choose.

At UniSQ you must hold a 3-year bachelor degree, or equivalent qualification, from a recognised university to enter our Master of Cyber Security.

At UniSQ, we want to help you on your journey at university and recognising your prior learning and work experience is just one way we can do that. Did you know that you could be given credit for prior studies and work experience which will reduce the duration of your Master of Cyber Security program – allowing you to graduate sooner!

For further information on entry requirements, including recognition of prior learning, please view the entry requirements section of your chosen Master of Cyber Security specialisation.

Why study a Master of Cyber Security with UniSQ?
  • Use leading-edge enterprise tools and standards such as Oracle, ITIL4, CompTIA Security+, implement web services, program mobile devices, apply data analytics tools to Big Data, and manage enterprise networks after completing the CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) certification.
  • According to the Good Universities Guide 2024, we are rated five out of five stars for computing and information systems:
    • student support
    • education experience
    • postgraduate teaching quality
    • postgraduate skills development
    • postgraduate learning resources.