The University of Newcastle, Australia
Fast facts
Location

Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 2 - 29 Jul 2019
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 6 years maximum.

UON program code: 40180

Study Cyber Security

Cyberspace has profoundly transformed the way we live and do business. We are increasingly relying upon networked applications for assessing information and making critical business decisions, so it is critical for individuals, enterprises and governments to be able to secure cyberspace from attacks to allow them to effectively conduct their business.

Why study with us?

  • Learn from global leaders in the field - the program design was led by the University’s Global Innovation Chair in Cyber Security, Professor Vijay Varadharajan, with substantial contribution from academic and industry partners.
  • Place yourself at the forefront of a growth industry - the Australian Information Security Association’s (AISA) 2016 Australian Cyber Security Skills Shortage Study Report identified a major shortage of cyber security workers becoming a critical issue for business and government organisations in Australia.
  • Enhance your career opportunities – this degree was created specifically to address the needs and demands of both individuals and industry. Develop analytical skills and cryptographic techniques that are essential to organisations looking to employ secure network protocols.
  • Flexible study options – at the University of Newcastle, you can choose to study full-time or part-time to suit your professional and personal needs. You can choose to study on-campus or online. Our advanced online learning system gives you the flexibility and support to study at a location and times during the week of your choosing.

Cyber security student at computer with two monitors

What you will study

The University of Newcastle’s Master of Cyber Security has been designed to provide you with quality training which will enable you to become a cyber security professional. You will gain extensive knowledge in the areas of cyber systems and infrastructures, and their applications, thereby helping to address the severe skill shortages globally in these areas.

Upon graduating, this professional qualification will allow you to harness your expertise to safeguard cyber security across a variety of industry sectors.

Courses to support your drive and direction include:

  • Data Security
  • System and Network Security
  • Security Attacks: Analysis and Mitigation Strategies
  • Security Standards and Practices in Industry
  • Engineering Complexity

Career opportunities

Career options may include:

  • security system manager
  • security consultant
  • cryptographer
  • IT security engineer
  • security system developer
  • security analyst
  • project manager