Master of Cyber Security

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University of Adelaide
  • Awarded by

    University of Adelaide

  • Qualification

    Master's Degree

  • Study Mode

    Online

  • Payment Options

    FEE-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration

    2 years part-time

  • Start Date

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  • Course Fee

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    IT Manager | Computer Scientist | Diagnostic Technician | Cyber Defender | View all

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  • In a Nutshell

    Cyber security is one of the most pressing issues facing us now and into the future, and the demand for experts has never been higher. Build valuable skills that'll see you in a leadership role when you study the Master of Cyber Security from the University of Adelaide.

    Study 100% online and receive full access to course material with just a click of a button. With approximately 20 to 25 hours of coursework required per week, the program covers all the technical and managerial skills you'll need to forge your own career path as a senior cyber security specialist.

    In this course you'll learn how to apply, evaluate and use the principles of cyber security within real-world contexts; critically seek, analyse and evaluate data, materials, and technology to construct professional advice relating to the technical practice, management and policy of cyber security; use highly effective interpersonal skills to enable empathetic and effective communication with a range of audiences plus more.

    This qualification will equip you with much-needed skills to apply in professional security roles anywhere around the world. Enquire now if you're interested in playing a part to secure our digital future.

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    To be eligible to study this degree, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

    • Bachelor of Computer Science (or an equivalent Information Technology degree) with a GPA of 4.5; OR
    • Relevant work experience of at least three years in Computer Science or Cyber Security roles; OR
    • Diploma or above in networking and IT plus 2 years relevant work experience.

    To excel in the applied nature of our cyber security postgraduate programs, all our students require some experience with a programming language. If you don't have this experience, we offer the course Foundations of Computer Science – Python A in place of Political Institutions and Policy-Making. Our friendly admissions team will guide you through the enrolment process once your application has been accepted. 

    In order to study with the University of Adelaide, you must be proficient in speaking, listening, reading and writing in English as this is the language of instruction.

     

  • Subject Breakdown

    In this cyber security degree, the subjects you may study include:

    • Business Data and Cyber Security
    • Political Institutions and Policy Making
    • Cyber Security Fundamentals
    • Information Risks, Threats and Controls
    • Secure Programming
    • Human and Ethical Factors in Computer Science
    • Research Methods in Software Engineering and Computer Science
    • Applied Privacy
    • Human-Centred Security
    • Business Information Systems and Management 
  • Why University of Adelaide ?

    As South Australia’s leading university, part of the top 1% of universities worldwide, and one of Australia’s elite Group of Eight Universities, you can trust that when you study with the University of Adelaide, you’ll be one step ahead of the pack. Study a postgraduate course online and enjoy a flexible learning experience that allows you to study while you work and at a pace that’s convenient for you. Go on, take the next step in your career and excel with a highly regarded course from the University of Adelaide.

    Studying online doesn’t mean studying alone! When you log on and learn with the University of Adelaide, you’ll be supported every step of the way.

    The University of Adelaide has developed Student Life Counselling Support and a University Crisis Line, especially for online students. They are confidential and a free service available to all enrolled students to help overcome issues impacting their life and study.

  • Where will this course take you?

    Upon successful completion of this degree you will receive a Master of Cyber Security from the University of Adelaide. 

    Graduates are prepared to pursue a range of leadership roles in professional cyber security within a business, government or law enforcement environment.

  • Career Outcomes

    Wondering where a career in it could take you? Potential job outcomes may include: Potential IT career outcomes include: Database Administrator, Systems Administrator, ICT Security Administrator, Software or Applications Programmer, ICT Support Technician, ICT Test Engineer, ICT Manager, Junior Office Support, Help Desk Officer, Assistant Software Developer.

  • Let's talk price

    The total cost for this degree is $41,976.

    FEE-HELP is available for this degree to eligible Australian citizens. Please contact the University of Adelaide for more information.

    FEE-HELP

    You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

    This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

    Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $46,620 (2020-21 income year). 

    Find out more about government study loans here.

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To be eligible to study this degree, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Bachelor of Computer Science (or an equivalent Information Technology degree) with a GPA of 4.5; OR
  • Relevant work experience of at least three years in Computer Science or Cyber Security roles; OR
  • Diploma or above in networking and IT plus 2 years relevant work experience.

To excel in the applied nature of our cyber security postgraduate programs, all our students require some experience with a programming language. If you don't have this experience, we offer the course Foundations of Computer Science – Python A in place of Political Institutions and Policy-Making. Our friendly admissions team will guide you through the enrolment process once your application has been accepted. 

In order to study with the University of Adelaide, you must be proficient in speaking, listening, reading and writing in English as this is the language of instruction.

 

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