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Master of Cyber Security (Governance Risk and Compliance)

Master of Cyber Security Specialisation Governance Risk & Compliance (MCYS)

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • Online

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

Number of Units
  • 16 units

  • 2 year/s or part-time equivalent

  • Springfield

View USQ Handbook
Program Information Set

Control cyber security risks

Risk management is at the core of protecting an organisation against cyber threats, while enabling operational and innovative business activity. By studying USQ’s Master of Cyber Security (Governance Risk and Compliance), you will build practical governance knowledge and executive communication and communication skills to be able to implement effective cyber security protection strategies.

This specialisation introduces processes for planning, responding, recovering and reporting on security breach incidents, provided through different perspectives such as technical, business and media impact. Develop your management and leadership skills of cyber security teams, and gain and understanding of privacy and protection laws and digital forensic investigations. 

The hands-on capstone research project will enable you 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).

Graduates will gain a well-rounded skillset that is globally transferrable with skills ranging from risk and compliance within cyber-governance, IoT, data mining, digital forensics, and cloud security. You can apply your knowledge to a range of contexts and scenarios in government, law enforcement and industry. 

Other specialisations in the Master of Cyber Security include Business Application 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.