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.
There is currently a considerable shortage of cyber security skill and expertise globally.
Why study with us?
Access our industry-leading cyber security labs – our System Security Lab, Smart Network Infrastructure Security Lab and Malware Lab each offer a range of advanced technologies and are setup to ensure each student has access to virtual machines to provide an isolated and secure environment to learn in. Our labs use advanced VMware based virtualisation technology, can be used to run cyber hackathons and develop real-world applications in a safe and controlled environment.
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.
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 cyber systems and infrastructures, their applications and legal aspects of cyber security which will provide you with the skills to address severe skill shortages in these areas globally. By undertaking a hands on project spanning over two semesters you will have the opportunity to work with industry partners and gain highly valuable skills for your career.
Upon graduation, this program will allow you to harness your expertise in cyber security to work in a variety of industry sectors.
Courses to support your drive and direction include:
System and Network Security
Security Attacks: Analysis and Mitigation Strategies
Security Standards and Practices in Industry
Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses you will study.
These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.
The Master of Cyber Security is a 160 unit postgraduate qualification.
Applicants with relevant professional experience may be eligible for RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning).
160 units (2 years): Bachelor Degree or higher in any discipline AND minimum 1 year relevant work experience.
80 units (1 year): Bachelor Degree or higher in a relevant discipline*
*Related fields: computer science, software engineering, computer systems and information technology.
Students who complete the UON Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security will receive 40 units of credit towards the Master of Cyber Security.
Applicants who would like their professional qualifications and/or work experience to be considered need to provide certified copies of all relevant qualifications, a detailed CV and a statement of service or signed letters from employers confirming your role, duties and period of employment.
All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.
You can look at NUprep for options to brush up on knowledge before you start.
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