Security and Intelligence

Duration: up to 5 years full-time

Study mode: full-time, part-time, Internal at North Ryde campus, external

Multiply your employment opportunities in one of the fastest growing sectors

Macquarie University offers unique practice-oriented courses which will prepare you to meet the needs of the rapidly changing security sector. We have continued to lead the way with the $10 million Optus Cyber Security Hub.

At Macquarie you can combine your degree with other disciplines and you will learn from our experts who have strong industry links.

Macquarie University offers unique practice-oriented courses which will prepare you to meet the needs of the rapidly changing security sector. We have continued to lead the way with the $10 million Optus Cyber Security Hub.

At Macquarie you can combine your degree with other disciplines and you will learn from our experts who have strong industry links.

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Macquarie University offers unique practice-oriented courses which will prepare you to meet the needs of the rapidly changing security sector. We have continued to lead the way with the $10 million Optus Cyber Security Hub.

At Macquarie you can combine your degree with other disciplines and you will learn from our experts who have strong industry links.

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Did you know?

  • We’re ranked #1 in Sydney for overall employability (QILT, 2017).
  • We offer the only bachelor program in the fast-growing security studies sector in New South Wales.

How to Apply
Entry Requirements
HECS, Scholarships, Fee Assistance
Recognition of Prior Learning

How to apply

Undergraduate students

  1. Use Find a Course to discover your ideal Macquarie degree.
  2. Explore your entry options.
  3. Preference Macquarie as your highest eligible preference in your UAC application.
  4. Once you receive an offer, you’ll need to accept it and enrol online.

Postgraduate students

  1. Use Find a Course to discover your ideal Macquarie degree.
  2. Check your course entry requirements.
  3. Click on Apply Now from within your chosen course page to submit your application directly to Macquarie.

Entry requirements

Undergraduate students

Undergraduate students must meet the minimum English language requirements, in addition to attaining a sufficient ATAR.

There are a number of ways of getting into Macquarie University – your ATAR score is just one of them. Try our Entry program navigator to compare all our entry pathway options and work out which one suits you best.

Learn more

Visit the individual course page for full entry requirements.

Postgraduate students

To be eligible for a masters (coursework) program you must hold a bachelor degree or equivalent from a recognised institution.

Postgraduate students must meet English language requirements.

Visit the individual course page for full entry requirements.

HECS, scholarships and fee assistance

Students enrolled in Commonwealth supported places may be eligible for HECS-HELP to pay their student contribution amounts.

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Students enrolled in postgraduate domestic full fee-paying places may be eligible for FEE-HELP  to pay their student contribution amounts.

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Additional fee assistance options are also available.

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We offer a range of scholarships recognising not only academic excellence and sporting achievement but also emphasising social inclusion and equity awarded on the basis of financial need and/or other hardship.

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Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

At Macquarie we recognise that your previous experience is an important part of your learning. If you have already completed some study, have work experience or have been engaged in your local community, you may be eligible for entry into a course or have credit points towards it.

Learn more

How to apply

Undergraduate students

  1. Use Find a Course to discover your ideal Macquarie degree.
  2. Explore your entry options.
  3. Preference Macquarie as your highest eligible preference in your UAC application.
  4. Once you receive an offer, you’ll need to accept it and enrol online.

Postgraduate students

  1. Use Find a Course to discover your ideal Macquarie degree.
  2. Check your course entry requirements.
  3. Click on Apply Now from within your chosen course page to submit your application directly to Macquarie.

Entry requirements

Undergraduate students

Undergraduate students must meet the minimum English language requirements, in addition to attaining a sufficient ATAR.

There are a number of ways of getting into Macquarie University – your ATAR score is just one of them. Try our Entry program navigator to compare all our entry pathway options and work out which one suits you best.

Learn more

Visit the individual course page for full entry requirements.

Postgraduate students

To be eligible for a masters (coursework) program you must hold a bachelor degree or equivalent from a recognised institution.

Postgraduate students must meet English language requirements.

Visit the individual course page for full entry requirements.

HECS, scholarships and fee assistance

Students enrolled in Commonwealth supported places may be eligible for HECS-HELP to pay their student contribution amounts.

Learn more

Students enrolled in postgraduate domestic full fee-paying places may be eligible for FEE-HELP  to pay their student contribution amounts.

Learn more

Additional fee assistance options are also available.

Learn more

We offer a range of scholarships recognising not only academic excellence and sporting achievement but also emphasising social inclusion and equity awarded on the basis of financial need and/or other hardship.

Learn more

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

At Macquarie we recognise that your previous experience is an important part of your learning. If you have already completed some study, have work experience or have been engaged in your local community, you may be eligible for entry into a course or have credit points towards it.

Learn more

What do students say?

Testimonial

Sarah Iannantuono
Security and Intelligence postgraduate alumna

Macquarie provides the industry experience to land you the best jobs

“You’ll get a strong grasp of security issues and how to combat them. When I researched the professors and their industry experience, I was sold. The staff were brilliant at facilitating opportunities for students and were heavily invested in seeing students achieve.

As part of my course the staff helped me organise a six-week internship at KPMG that turned into a ten-week internship, that turned into a job once I graduated!"

Testimonial

Georgia Wales, Bachelor of Security Studies (2017)
After graduating, Georgia joined Qantas as a cyber security analyst.

A university that reflects the world, prepares you for the real world

“I chose to study at Macquarie because it seemed like a very open and diverse university, which accepted those who had a passion for the unique and different.

This was an exciting opportunity for me because domestic and international affairs, cyber security and counter terrorism are a passion of mine; therefore, this course was a perfect choice.

My tutors all have diverse cultural, academic, and professional backgrounds, which has helped me to develop an open perspective towards my course and future endeavours relating to security studies.”

Academic excellence and innovation

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Where could your degree take you?

Depending on your choice of course, your Macquarie degree will kickstart the following careers, or take them to the next level:

  • Business analyst
  • Community engagement officer
  • Crime prevention strategist
  • Criminal investigator
  • Cyber security specialist
  • Detective
  • Forensic criminologist
  • Intelligence analyst
  • Intelligence officer
  • Parole officer
  • Police officer
  • Policy officer
  • Researcher
  • Risk analyst

Employers that work with our graduates

Recent Bachelor of Arts graduates have found employment with a diverse range of companies and industries including:

  • Australian Army
  • Australian Federal Police
  • Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO)
  • Deloitte
  • Department of Defence
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
  • KPMG
  • New South Wales Police Force
  • Westpac

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