Study Cyber Security
Cyberspace has profoundly transformed the way we live and do business. We are increasingly relying upon networked applications for assessing information and making critical business decisions, so it is critical for individuals, enterprises and governments to be able to secure cyberspace from attacks to allow them to effectively conduct their business.
There is currently a considerable shortage of cybersecurity skill and expertise globally.
Why study with us?
Access our industry-leading cybersecurity labs – our System Security Lab, Smart Network Infrastructure Security Lab and Malware Lab each offer a range of advanced technologies and are set up to ensure each student has access to virtual machines to provide an isolated and secure environment to learn in. Our labs use advanced VMware based virtualisation technology, which can be used to run cyber hackathons and develop real-world applications in a safe and controlled environment.
Place yourself at the forefront of a growth industry – there is currently a major shortage of cybersecurity workers, with leading independent and not-for-profit organisation AustCyber estimating that Australia could need almost 18,000 additional cybersecurity workers by 2026 (Australian Cyber Security Growth Network’s Sector Competitiveness Plan 2018)
Learn from global leaders in the field – the programme design was led by the University’s Global Innovation Chair in Cyber Security, Professor Vijay Varadharajan, with a substantial contribution from academic and industry partners.
Enhance your career opportunities – this degree was created specifically to address the needs and demands of both individuals and the industry. Develop analytical skills and cryptographic techniques that are essential to organisations looking to employ secure network protocols.
Flexible study options – at the University of Newcastle, you can choose to study full-time or part-time to suit your professional and personal needs.
What you will study
The University of Newcastle’s Master of Cyber Security has been designed to provide you with quality training that will enable you to become a cybersecurity professional. You will gain extensive knowledge in cyber systems and infrastructures, their applications and legal aspects of cybersecurity which will provide you with the skills to address severe skill shortages in these areas globally. By undertaking a hands-on project spanning over two semesters you will have the opportunity to work with industry partners and gain highly valuable skills for your career.
Upon graduation, this programme will allow you to harness your expertise in cybersecurity to work in a variety of industry sectors.
Courses to support your drive and direction include:
System and Network Security
Security Attacks: Analysis and Mitigation Strategies
Security Standards and Practices in Industry