Master in Cyber Security - Máster en Ciberseguridad
The Master of Cyber Security, Strategy and Diplomacy is a postgraduate award offered by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. It is designed for postgraduate scholars and professional managers with appropriate undergraduate qualifications and/or professional experience in the Social Sciences, Humanities or Information Sciences.
Completion of a recognized bachelor degree
Meet English requirements.
* Some programs have additional entry requirements, please contact UNSW for this information.
The Master of Cyber Security, Strategy and Diplomacy provides advanced interdisciplinary study into the political, military, diplomatic and higher level management aspects of issues where cyber security, strategy and diplomacy interact. It is intended for students in the diplomatic, defence, justice, public safety, regulatory, management and information sciences. Governments, enterprises, communities and civil society around the world are grappling with strategy and regulation for the new domain of cyberspace, at the same time as their security and other interests are being transformed by the rapid pace of information technology exploitation -- both for beneficial and for malicious purposes. It is widely accepted that the threats in cyber space are escalating while responses to mitigate them are not able to keep up. This program will provide students with the ability to understand the main policy, operational, ethical and informational challenges for security thrown up by the integration or penetration of advanced information technologies into all spheres of human activity.
To qualify for the award of the degree of Master of Cyber Security, Strategy and Diplomacy, students are required to complete courses totalling 48 UOC from those listed below, of which 24 UOC must come from four core courses, 12 UOC from the elective courses in the Strategy and Politics list below, and 12 UOC from elective courses in the Technology and Security list below.
ZEIT8032 Info. Assurance Principles (6 UOC)
ZHSS8441 Cyber-Security (6 UOC)
ZHSS8455 Australian Cyber Diplomacy (6 UOC)
ZHSS8457 Cyber Security in Asia (6 UOC)
Students should complete no more than two electives or 12 UOC from each of the following two lists.
Strategy and Politics
ZHSS8125 Strategic Communication (6 UOC)
ZHSS8221 Development of the Art of War (6 UOC)
ZHSS8400 Research Project: IPS SS (12 UOC)
ZHSS8401 Research Project - IPS FY (6 UOC)
ZHSS8403 Global Security (6 UOC)
ZHSS8404 Leg & Mor Prob of Int Violence (6 UOC)
ZHSS8407 Global Governance (6 UOC)
ZHSS8409 Asia-Pacific Security (6 UOC)
ZHSS8410 Australian Defence Policy (6 UOC)
ZHSS8430 China´s Security Policy (6 UOC)
ZHSS8431 Comparative Defence Planning (6 UOC)
ZHSS8435 Contemporary Strategy (6 UOC)
ZHSS8438 The Justice of War (6 UOC)
ZHSS8439 Reforming Repressive Regimes (6 UOC)
ZHSS8440 Delinquent Organisations (6 UOC)
ZHSS8442 Conflict Transformation (6 UOC)
ZHSS8456 Australian Cyber Forces (6 UOC)
ZHSS8458 Cyber Policy in China (6 UOC)
*The option of undertaking a research project worth 12 UOC (ZHSS8400) or 6 UOC (ZHSS8401) is available to Master´s students who obtain a Credit average or better in four core courses and is subject to approval by 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.
Technology and Security
ZEIT8015 Cyber Operations (6 UOC)
ZEIT8017 Cyber Crime and Cyber Security (6 UOC)
ZEIT8018 Cyber Defence (6 UOC)
ZEIT8019 Intrusion Analysis & Response (6 UOC)
ZEIT8020 Computer Network Operations (6 UOC)
ZEIT8024 Software Security Lifecycle (6 UOC)
ZEIT8025 Reverse Engineering Malware (6 UOC)
ZEIT8026 NSPM (6 UOC)
ZEIT8027 CICSS (6 UOC)
ZEIT8028 Computer Forensics (6 UOC)
ZEIT8029 NW&MobileDevForensics (6 UOC)
ZEIT8115 Information Operations (6 UOC)
ZEIT8136 Software Project Management (6 UOC)
ZEIT8226 Systems Engineering Practice (6 UOC)
ZEIT8230 Requirements Practice (6 UOC)
ZEIT8302 Project Administration (6 UOC)
ZEIT8303 Project Mgmt Body of Knowledge (6 UOC)
ZEIT8403 Capability Option Analysis (6 UOC)