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Master of Cyber Security (Technical)

Master of Cyber Security (Technical) (MCYS)

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

Overview

  • UniSQ's Master of Cyber Security (Technical) enables you to effectively locate and fix vulnerabilities, detect intrusion, and manage cyber risks.
  • Learn to critically examine, analyse and implement a range of innovative intelligent solutions to cyber security business scenarios.
  • You will explore cryptography within network security, big data management and analytics, and the best security practices relating to cloud-based business environments. 
  • Be introduced to ethical hacking, where you will analyse and address vulnerabilities in an organisational security systems which a hacker could potentially exploit.
  • The hands-on capstone research project gives you the opportunity to work with industry and apply theory to practice in a collaborative, laboratory environment at UniSQ or in your own workplace. 
The University of Southern Queensland is seeking professional accreditation for the Master of Cyber Security, with the Australian Computer Society (ACS) in 2024.

Career outcomes

  • You will gain globally transferrable skills which you can apply to a range of contexts and scenarios in government, law enforcement and industry.
  • Implement your skills as a cyber security professional and begin your career as an ethical hacker, digital forensic analyst, security auditor, security software developer, cryptographer, cryptanalyst, security consultant or IT Manager.

Entry requirements 

  • 3-year bachelor degree, or equivalent qualification, from a recognised university.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

UniSQ offers a number of bachelor degrees for you to study to help you meet the entry requirements for your chosen degree.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 16 units.

Courses to be studied Units
7 core courses 8
4 specialisation courses 4
Research dissertation courses
OR
Applied research skills courses
OR
Elective courses (any postgraduate courses, subject to meeting pre-requisite entry requirements)
4
Total 16

Refer to the UniSQ Handbook for an example of courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Other specialisations

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this degree are:

Study Mode Cost
Domestic full fee paying

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 27200

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2024. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level. Find out if you are eligible for FEE-HELP

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships

At UniSQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to UniSQ.

Intakes

You can select to start your study in Trimester 1, 2 or 3.

Study period  Application closing date Orientation  Study period start date Finish date
Trimester 1, 2024  Monday 22 January Monday 15 January Monday 22 January Friday 26 April 
Trimester 2, 2024 Monday 20 May Monday 6 May Monday 13 May  Friday 16 August
Trimester 3, 2024 Monday 2 September Monday 26 August Monday 2 September Friday 6 December 

Study period  Application closing date Orientation  Study period start date Finish date
Trimester 1, 2025  Monday 10 February Monday 3 February  Monday 10 February  Friday 9 May
Trimester 2, 2025 Monday 26 May Monday 19 May Monday 26 May  Friday 22 August
Trimester 3, 2025 Monday 8 September Monday 1 September Monday 8 September Friday 5 December 

More information on applying key dates is available.

Further information

Discover further information on applying to study at UniSQ that is relevant to you.

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