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There is already a high demand for graduates in cyber security and this is predicted to grow rapidly. Job opportunities in this field are challenging and provide exciting work with attractive salaries.
We offer the following degrees in cyber security, which benefit from the cross-disciplinary approach to cyber security promoted by the Cyber Security Hub and the partnerships we forge with industry.
Undergraduate courses and units
COMP107 - Introduction to Cyber Security
This unit tackles cyber security as a multidisciplinary issue. It introduces information security and important technology concepts as well as cyber hygiene principles to remain safe in the digital world. It discusses cybercriminality (perpetrators and activities on the dark web) and its impact on society and prompts to critically think about the relationship between cybersecurity and privacy, from a legal standpoint. Finally, this unit provides insights into the cyber security risks faced by business and the role that risk management plays in addressing those risks in the context of corporate governance.
Course Details: http://handbook.mq.edu.au/2019/Units/UGUnit/COMP107
Bachelor of Information Technology - Major in Cyber Security
With a third of Australian businesses having already been the victims of cybercrime and the cost of cyber attacks estimated to exceed $1 billion a year, cyber security experts are in high demand worldwide. This demand far exceeds supply across a broad range of industries including technology, entertainment, telecommunications, banking, finance and accounting, meaning that a cyber security qualification opens the door to a wide range of interesting and rewarding careers.
This major provides students with the knowledge they need to create an effective cyber security environment for commercial, private and industrial applications. It combines units from the Department of Computing with those from Security Studies and Criminology to give students practical insights into technology risks and countermeasures and the role that security management plays in the bigger picture of cyber governance.
Bachelor of Security Studies
Taught by a team of international experts with strong links to industry and a practice-oriented approach, our Bachelor of Security Studies course prepares students for a range of careers in security and intelligence, policymaking and criminal justice. Study at Macquarie and secure your future career in this thriving sector.
Master of Cyber Security
This 18 months program is unique in New South Wales as it brings together studies in risk, IT, finance, law, governance and policing, providing you with a multidisciplinary skill set that will enable students to lead more effective responses to security challenges.
- Internetworking specialisation - Bachelor's degree in computing or engineering with a GPA of 4.75 (out of 7.00) and three years relevant work experience
- Cyber Governance and Management specialisation - Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 4.50 (out of 7.00)
- Cyber Security Analysis specialisation - Bachelor's degree in the social sciences, or humanities, or related field with a GPA of 4.00 (out of 7.00); or
- Bachelor's degree in any field with a GPA of 4.00 (out of 7.00) and with relevant work experience
Master of Information Technology with a Specialisation in Internetworking and Cyber Security
The world is undergoing an information explosion at the same time business is becoming more competitive. People with the skills to help businesses innovate and better serve their customers are incredibly valuable. This two year course which allows students to specialise in key areas of IT such as internetworking and cyber security helps them to hone their skills in their particular area of interest and advance their career.
Bachelor's degree with two units in Computing with a GPA of 4.75 (out of 7.00).