Engage with us
Academic staff in the department frequently provide expert commentary in national and international media on security and defence related issues. Specific expertise in the department includes Australia’s strategic and defence policy, counter terrorism and resilience, Asia-Pacific and European security and defence issues, cyber security, intelligence affairs, organised crime, and criminology.
Government and corporate engagement
The department has a number of relationships with government agencies and the private sector to facilitate real world research and student recruitment. If you would like to discuss opportunities, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us directly.
Students are welcome to attend Careers Night, where we will discuss your career options in the field of security and criminology. You will hear from a variety of government and federal officials, as well as private companies about opportunities and expectations in this rapidly growing field. Check our news and events for announcements about the next event.
Optus-Macquarie University Cyber Security Hub
In response to broader cyber community risk and opportunities, Macquarie University and Optus have established the Optus Macquarie University Cyber Security Hub.
Taking a holistic approach to cyber security, the hub will focus on how cybercrime is perpetrated, how it affects the economy, and how it can be effectively addressed. https://www.mq.edu.au/about/about-the-university/offices-and-units/optus-macquarie-university-cyber-security-hub
Study opportunities are also available for undergraduate, postgraduate and research students.