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Multiply rising job prospects with the power to stop cyber threats

Master of Cyber Security

FEE
$26,240

DURATION
1.5 years full-time

STUDY MODE
Full-time, part-time, on campus, online*

Did you know?
We’re ranked 1st in Sydney for overall quality of educational experience and teaching (QILT, 2017).

Overview

While cyber crime is on the increase there’s a significant skills shortage in the cybersecurity field. Our Master of Cyber Security, will help you gain analytical skills and develop critical thinking abilities to make a difference in tackling this growing threat.

This is a unique course in New South Wales as it brings together industry experts with years of experience to lecture in risk, IT, finance, law, governance and policing, and provides you opportunities to develop highly practical skills in these fields.

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While cyber crime is on the increase there’s a significant skills shortage in the cybersecurity field. Our Master of Cyber Security, will help you gain analytical skills and develop critical thinking abilities to make a difference in tackling this growing threat.

This is a unique course in New South Wales as it brings together industry experts with years of experience to lecture in risk, IT, finance, law, governance and policing, and provides you opportunities to develop highly practical skills in these fields.

That includes engagement with the $10 million Cyber Security Hub which Macquarie developed in partnership with Optus, to train the next generation of cyber security specialists and help business and government tackle real-world challenges in cyber security.

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While cybercrime is on the increase there’s a significant skills shortage in the cybersecurity field. Our Master of Cyber Security, will help you gain analytical skills and develop critical thinking abilities to make a difference in tackling this growing threat.

This is a unique course in New South Wales as it brings together industry experts with years of experience to lecture in risk, IT, finance, law, governance and policing, and provides you opportunities to develop highly practical skills in these fields.

That includes engagement with the $10 million Cyber Security Hub which Macquarie developed in partnership with Optus to train the next generation of cyber-security specialists and help business and government tackle real-world challenges in cyber security.

Read More...

While cyber crime is on the increase there’s a significant skills shortage in the cybersecurity field. Our Master of Cyber Security, will help you gain analytical skills and develop critical thinking abilities to make a difference in tackling this growing threat.

This is a unique course in New South Wales as it brings together industry experts with years of experience to lecture in risk, IT, finance, law, governance and policing, and provides you opportunities to develop highly practical skills in these fields.

That includes engagement with the $10 million Cyber Security Hub which Macquarie developed in partnership with Optus, to train the next generation of cyber security specialists and help business and government tackle real-world challenges in cyber security.

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See how Macquarie prepares Master of Cyber Security students to tackle real-world challenges.

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What they're saying

Testimonial

Henry Ward, former Macquarie student and now Senior Security Advisor at Hivint, Australia’s fastest growing cyber security consultancy

"As a mature student having worked for over 30 years in intelligence and counter terrorism, I chose Macquarie because the qualification is widely recognised and the quality and breadth of the staff experience is world-class.

My studies delivered answers where none had previously been forthcoming - answers that not only allowed me to evaluate industry practice but also broaden my view of potential field-related developments into the future.

I have secured a position as a senior adviser in one of Australia’s fastest growing cyber security consultancies as a direct result of my master’s degree."

Research and teaching excellence stories

Research and Teaching Excellence stories

Optus Cyber Security Hub

One-third of Australian businesses have experienced cybercrime, resulting in business disruption, loss of information and revenue, as well as damage to reputation and even equipment. The frequency and cost of cyber breaches is increasing rapidly in line with the growing number and sophistication of cyber attacks. Each year, cybercrime costs Australia more than $1 billion.

Launched in 2016, the Optus Macquarie University Cyber Security Hub is a $10 million joint investment, brings together experts from three Faculties at Macquarie University, business and government to tackle challenges in cyber security.

An important role of the Hub is to conduct cross-cutting research across several disciplines, including computing, engineering, business, criminology, law and psychology. Students will benefit from this as Macquarie trains the next generation of cyber security specialists.

Where could your degree take you?

Studying our Master of Cyber Security could set any of the following careers in motion:

  • business continuity specialist
  • consultant
  • criminologist
  • cryptographer
  • cyber security specialist
  • forensic investigator
  • network security engineer
  • project manager
  • risk analyst
  • security auditor
  • security system developer

Employers who work with our graduates

  • cyber security consultancies
  • major banks
  • major accounting firms
  • police forces
  • defence forces
  • government
  • software developers

Course fees

$26,240 (indicative annual fee for domestic students.)

A domestic fee-paying place means that you're required to meet the full cost of your course. The government does not make any contributions towards the cost of your program. Eligible students can choose to defer their tuition fees to a FEE-HELP loan.

Entry requirements

Applicants for the Cyber Governance and Management specialisation must hold an Australian level 7 bachelor qualification (or recognised equivalent in a relevant field), with a minimum GPA of 4.50 out of 7.00.

Applicants for the Cyber Security Analysis specialisation must hold an Australian level 7 bachelor qualification or recognised equivalent in the social sciences, humanities or related field, or relevant work experience, with a minimum GPA of 4.00 out of 7.00.

Applicants for the Internetworking specialisation must hold an Australian level 7 bachelor qualification or recognised equivalent in computing or engineering, with a minimum GPA of 4.75 out of 7.00, plus three years relevant work experience.

Scholarships

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

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.

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