The Master of Cyber Security is a postgraduate award offered by the School of Engineering and Information Technology. It is designed for postgraduate scholars and professional managers with appropriate undergraduate qualifications in IT, computer science, electrical computer or systems engineering or a related discipline and/or extensive relevant professional experience who wish to gain a more detailed understanding of the technical skills and expertise relevant to the technical implementation and leadership of the cyber security function.
completion of a recognized bachelor degree
meet English requirements.
* Some programs have additional entry requirements, please contact UNSW for this information.
This coursework masters degree is designed to meet the demand for technical experts who can implement and lead the technical cyber security function in government, industry, law enforcement and Defence. It provides principles gathered from information systems, systems engineering, computer science, network security, and defence to enhance a career as a cyber security specialist.
Students undertaking the MCyberSec are required to complete eight coursework courses (48 UOC). Students must complete the four core courses and draw on the list of scheduled courses below to complete the remaining program requirements. Students may with School approval, take up to two courses (12 UOC) from other coursework programs.
Students may choose to complete the generalist MCyberSec program or may choose to complete the Master of Cyber Security with a specialisation in Digital Forensics.
ZEIT8020 Computer Network Operations (6 UOC)
ZEIT8021 INFAss (6 UOC)
ZEIT8023 Wireless Security (6 UOC)
ZEIT8026 NSPM (6 UOC)
ZEIT8024 Software Security Lifecycle (6 UOC)
ZEIT8025 Reverse Engineering Malware (6 UOC)
ZEIT8027 CICSS (6 UOC)
ZEIT8028 Computer Forensics (6 UOC)
ZEIT8029 NWMobile&DevForensics (6 UOC)
ZEIT8036 Humans and Security (6 UOC)
The option of undertaking a research project worth 12 UOC (ZEIT8297 Project Report - Systems Engineering) is available to Masters students who obtain a high credit average or better in four courses and is subject to approval of the Postgraduate Coordinator. The project is recommended for those with a strong interest in pursuing original research in a particular area or intending to undertake a higher research qualification. Students will require an average WAM >= 75 over the 4 core courses. Students undertaking the project are unable to enrol in courses from other coursework programs.
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