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Master of Cyber Security Specialisation Governance Risk & Compliance

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

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • Online
Campus
  • Springfield
Duration
  • 2 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Feb, Jul, Nov
Note: Semester 3 (November) intake is only offered via online study.

Overview

  • 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 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).

Career outcomes

  • 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.

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 and this degree 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.

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.

Pathways

USQ offers a number of bachelor degrees for you to study to help you meet the entry requirements for your chosen degree.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 16 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 10
4 x specialisation courses 4
1 x capstone project course 2
Total 16

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

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Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

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

Study Mode Cost
Domestic full fee paying

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 25920

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2021. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

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. Find out if you are eligible for FEE-HELP. 

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

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

The closing dates for applying directly to USQ are:

  • Semester 1, 2021 - applications close Monday 22 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 22 February, 2021.
  • Semester 2, 2021 - applications close Monday 12 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 12 July, 2021.
  • Semester 3, 2021 - applications close Monday 15 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 15 November, 2021.

More information on applying key dates is available.

Further information

Discover further information on applying to study at USQ that is relevant to you.

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Begin your study journey today with Australia’s #1 University for graduate starting salary* and start the degree that’s right for you.

*(Good Universities Guide, 2020.)

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