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Master of Cyber Security Specialisation Technical

Master of Cyber Security Specialisation Technical (MCYS)

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

Overview

  • USQ’s Master of Cyber Security (Technical) enables you to effectively locate and fix vulnerabilities, detect intrusion, and manage cyber risks.
  • Learn to critically examine, analyse and implement a range of innovative intelligent solutions to cyber security business scenarios.
  • You will explore cryptography within network security, big data management and analytics, and the best security practices relating to cloud-based business environments. 
  • Be introduced to ethical hacking, where you will analyse and address vulnerabilities in an organisational security systems which a hacker could potentially exploit.
  • The hands-on capstone research project gives you the opportunity 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

  • You will gain globally transferrable skills which you can apply 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.

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.

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.

Got questions?

 

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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