Master of Cyber Security

Macquarie University

Cyber security is always in the spotlight, whether it's a story about data breaches or election hacking. Unfortunately, cybercrime isn't just limited to these areas cyber criminals pose a risk to everyone and every organisation. Governments and businesses, therefore, need qualified staff who have a broad range of skills and experience to tackle increasing levels of cybercrime. There is, however, a significant skills shortage in the cyber security field, meaning experts are in demand both in Australia and globally. This course unique in New South Wales brings together studies in risk, IT, finance, law, governance and policing, providing you with a multidisciplinary skill set that will enable you to lead more effective responses to security challenges. You'll also benefit from our close collaboration with Optus and other major companies in the Optus Macquarie University Cyber Security Hub. KEY FEATURES You can choose from three specialisations: Cyber Security Analysis, which focuses on policy, policing and strategic dimensions; Cyber Governance and Management, which examines the business and corporate dimensions of cyber security; or Internetworking, which will provide you with advanced technology and programing skills. You'll have access to experts from multiple disciplines, each of who has complementary practical experience in cyber security. Simulated learning which reproduces the multidisciplinary expert panels that are employed by government and industry in response to cyber security threats will enable you to develop your technical skills. This course is unique in New South Wales in that it is theoretically grounded, but also highly practical due to close interaction with our key technology partners. SPECIALISATIONS Master of Cyber Security with a Specialisation in Cyber Governance and Management Master of Cyber Security with a Specialisation in Cyber Security Analysis Master of Cyber Security with a Specialisation in Internetworking

At a Glance

Course level Postgraduate
CRICOS Code 095114D
Institution Name Macquarie University
Campus Location North Ryde
Institution Type University
Course Duration 1.5 years
Course University Macquarie University

About Macquarie University

Established in 1964, Macquarie University began as a bold experiment in higher education. Built to break from traditions: to be distinctive, progressive, and to be transformational. Today our pioneering history continues to be a source of inspiration as we celebrate our place among the best and brightest minds.


Recognised internationally, Macquarie University is consistently ranked in the top two per cent of universities in the world* and within the top 10 in Australia.Our research is leading the way in ground-breaking discoveries. Our academics are at the forefront of innovation and, as accomplished researchers, we are embracing the opportunity to tackle the big issues of our time.


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