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Master of Information Systems (Managing Cyber Risk)

Master of Information Systems (Managing Cyber Risk) (MISP)

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


  • Following an increase of cyber attacks upon Australian and international businesses, organisations require leaders who can address and respond to cyber security threats and challenges, proactively manage the risks, and build cyber resilience into their organisation.
  • Develop necessary skills to design strategies to mitigate cyber risks and data breaches with UniSQ’s Master of Information Systems.
  • The Managing Cyber Risk specialisation uses real scenarios to identify and solve cyber security related problems, develop, and communicate recommendations for specialist and/or non-specialist audiences considering multiple perspectives, such as technical, people and, organisational impact.
  • You’ll critically examine cybersecurity practices, including the adoption of cyber resilience frameworks, risk assessments, governance strategies, and continuity management planning. Develop knowledge and expertise to understand and manage cyber risk and achieve cyber resilience

Further study

You can apply for a Master of Research or PhD if you’re interested in specialising further.

Professional accreditation

The Master of Information Systems is accredited at professional level by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and, through the Seoul Accord, which is recognised in other countries. The Seoul Accord is a multi-lateral agreement that allows ACS accreditation to be recognised globally. This means when you graduate, your degree will be recognised by other countries who are members of the Accord.

Career outcomes

Graduates can find work as an ICT security specialist, cyber advisor, security risk analyst, information analyst, cyber security engineer, or technical advisor, within government, defence, health, or private businesses. These roles may include responsibilities such as security leadership and strategy, risk management, incident management, audit and compliance, and security operations.

Entry requirements

Find the entry requirements most relevant to you.

  • An Australian university bachelor's degree, or equivalent
  • equivalent minimum of 3 years’ professional work experience (at AQF level 7). 

Applicants without an acceptable bachelor degree, or equivalent, and who have completed a minimum of three years' professional work experience, UniSQ’s Graduate Certificate of Information Systems provides an articulation pathway into the Master of Information Systems upon completion and achievement of a minimum GPA of 4.0.

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.


If you don't meet the entry requirements, 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. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per study period.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 4
Foundation courses 4
Specialisation courses 4
1 x second 4-unit specialisation
4 x electives
Total 16

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

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.


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.


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

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