MasterIcone This program is taught in ENGLISH. The Master in Cyber Security program is designed for those who want to extend their technical and programming skills to handling enterprise security challenges. Our comprehensive courses will provide a solid foundation in key technology including computer and network security, cryptography, enterprise security architecture analysis, etc. The graduates will learn to stay current on rapidly changing technology, adapt and control to new threats and start a successful career in enterprise security.


Year 1

During the first year, students quickly recap basics of computer science and then focus on fundamentals of cyber security including computer architecture, operating systems security, secure programming, networks, and cryptography.


Computer Architecture Scripting Languages
Secure Programming Java Programming
Data Structures and Algorithms Identity and Access Management
Practical Unix Technical Writing and Presenting
Windows Administration Introduction to Interaction Design
Operating Systems Leadership and Group Dynamics
Computer Networking Secure Data management
Cryptography Seminars & Workshops
Software Engineering & Design

Year 2

The second year exposes students to different dimensions of cybersecurity field. Subjects range from Mobile and Cloud Security to Digital Forensics and Quantum Communication and Cryptography. Additionally, students participate in communication and leadership modules preparing them for the career as a successful member of a professional team. At the end of the program, graduates will be ready to take on responsibilities to safeguard an organization’s information and technology assets.


Technical Project Management Digital Forensics
Parallel and Distributed Computing Quantum Communication and Cryptography
Application Security Mobile Security
Network Security Cloud Computing
Enterprise Security Architecture and Design Advanced computer networks
Software Testing Distributed Databases
Vulnerability Analysis, Penetration Testing, Intrusion Detection and Incident Handling Global Cyber Capabilities and Trends
Ethical Hacking and Response Enterprise Security Case Studies
Cyber Warfare Economics of Security
Security Tools for Information Security Cyber Risk Management

Ph.D., Chair of the Academic Board of the Australian Computer Society Education, Member of UNSW Academic Board

Professor Richard Buckland has the global audience reach of a rock star, counting over 2 million views of his online computer science lectures on MOOC (Massive Online Open Courses). He is the co-founder of education start-up - an open MOOC that integrates social media features into higher education, and he teaches Computer Security, Cyber Crime and Cyber Terror at the University of New South Wales alongside his Faculty Leadership at Harbour.Space.

Richard’s research areas are in Learning and Teaching and Security Engineering. He’s currently working on protocols for secure electronic elections in untrusted environments. He is Chair of the Academic Board of the Australian Computer Society Education, a member of the UNSW Academic Board, the Director of First Year Studies and the Chair of the Skills Syllabus Group of the School of Computer Science and Engineering at UNSW. He was named the 2013 Australian ICT Educator of the Year by the iAwards – a national program recognizing innovation and leadership across the ICT industry. He has been awarded the University Medal in Computer Science and the Vice Chancellors Award for Teaching Excellence, as well as numerous teaching awards from the Australian College of Educators, the Australasian Association of Engineering Educators and the Australian Learning and Teaching Council. Richard has a passionate belief in the importance of education, learning and thinking in a broad sense. He has a particular interest in exceptionally gifted students and students with learning difficulties.

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Last updated March 12, 2019
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