September 28, 2020

Master of Cyber Security at the University of Newcastle

The Master of Cyber Security degree was created by the University of Newcastle specifically to address the needs and demands of both individuals and the industry. This course helps develop an individual’s analytical skills and cryptographic techniques that are essential to reach professional goals. Designed to provide students with quality training, the degree aims to equip them with extensive knowledge in the areas of cyber systems and infrastructures, and their applications.

Studying Master of Cyber Security at the University of Newcastle
  • The University of Newcastle provides access to industry-leading cyber security labs – the university’s System Security Lab, Smart Network Infrastructure Security Lab and Malware Lab, with each Lab offering a range of advanced technologies.
  • Labs at the University of Newcastle are arranged to ensure each student has access to virtual machines to provide them with a secure learning environment.
  • Offered on a semester basis, the university provides the flexibility to complete the course at student’s pace.
  • Students learn from global leaders in the field.
  • Applicants with relevant professional experience may be eligible for RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning)
What you will study

The duration of the course is two years full-time and consists of courses covering the following areas:

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

The graduates of this professional qualification are equipped with skills required to safeguard cyber security across a variety of industry sectors. Some of the career path includes:

  • Security system manager
  • Security consultant
  • Cryptographer
  • IT security engineer
  • Security system developer
  • Security analyst
  • Project manager
Requirements, intake dates and location

Academic requirements:

  • The Master of Cyber Security is a 160 unit postgraduate qualification
  • 160 units (2 years): Bachelor Degree or higher in any discipline AND minimum 1-year relevant work experience or
  • 80 units (1 year): Bachelor Degree or higher in a relevant discipline (Related fields include computer science, software engineering, computer systems and information technology)
  • Additional information
    • Students who complete the University of Newcastle’s 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.

English Requirement: IELTS score of overall 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 or equivalent

Intake: Semester 1 and Semester 2

Location: The course is available at Newcastle.

Fee and Scholarship

The 2020 indicative yearly course fee is AUD 38,315 (based on a full-year full-time load of 80 units).


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