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Summary
Master of Cyber Security Specialisation Business Application (MCYS)

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • Online

Start
  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)
  • Semester 3 (November)

Number of Units
  • 16 units

Duration
  • 2 year/s or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba

View USQ Handbook
Program Information Set

Safeguard organisations from cyber threats

USQ’s Master of Cyber Security (Business Application) enables you to appropriately and effectively respond to cyber threats to limit the impact on business activities and performance. Discover what motivates cyber criminals, and delve into digital forensic investigations after a security breach and learn how to manage these in an organisational context. 

Graduates will be able to make ethical decisions in regards to privacy and security in big data visualisation projects as well as analyse the strengths and challenges of data mining techniques to detect cyber security incidents in business environments.

The hands-on capstone research project will harness your skills to work with industry and apply theory to practice in a collaborative, laboratory environment at USQ or in your own workplace.  

Professional accreditation

USQ is seeking accreditation for this degree with the Australian Computer Society (ACS).
You will graduate ready to apply your knowledge to a range of contexts and scenarios in government, law enforcement and industry. Implement your skills as a cyber security professional and begin your career as an ethical hacker, digital forensic analyst, security auditor, security software developer, cryptographer, cryptanalyst, security consultant or IT Manager. 
Other specialisations in the Master of Cyber Security include Governance Risk and Compliance, and Technical.
Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 10
plus  4 x specialisation courses 4
plus  1 x capstone project course 2
Total 16
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:

Study Mode Cost
Domestic full fee paying AUD 24720

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2020 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

Entry Requirements

  • 3-year bachelor degree, or equivalent qualification, from a recognised university.

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.


How to apply

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 1, 2020 - applications close Friday 6 March, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 24 February 2020.
  • Semester 2, 2020 - applications close Friday 24 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 13 July 2020.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.