This century has seen a dramatic proliferation of digital devices and online services to the extent that personal and institutional information has become the lifeblood of social interaction and identity. The IT infrastructure that is the foundation of life in the modern world, governing everything from essential services such as water supply and power, and supporting the government, medical and financial institutions that form the pillars on which our society is based, must be protected.

There is a critical need for highly trained experts that will take on the task of ensuring the safety and security of both the information and infrastructure that define our lives. The Australian Government’s Cyber Security Strategy* points out that effective cybersecurity is an essential component of a modern, prosperous and safe society.

As a graduate of the Master of Cybersecurity, you will have the skills and expertise required to protect the critical information stored on an organisation’s computer systems. You will be prepared for employment as a cybersecurity professional (including roles such as chief information security officer, security analyst, security architect, security consultant and security engineer) within both private and public sector organisations.

This qualification produces industry engaged professionals with the knowledge, skills, and competencies required to excel in their careers as cybersecurity professionals. Candidates will study technical topics including network security; application and web security; identity management and access control; digital forensics; incident response; infrastructure security; industrial internet security (including Internet of Things and mobile device security); and penetration testing.

Technical skills will be taught within an organisational context, with professional and communication skills embedded throughout the program. Topics such as security principles; risk assessment; security operations; standards and auditing; forensic readiness and legal frameworks; and security policies and governance will enable graduates to develop industry-relevant security solutions and to effectively communicate these to all organisational stakeholders.

Vice Chancellor’s International Excellence Scholarship

International students may be eligible for a 50 percent reduction in their student contributions (tuition fees) for up to four years of full-time study. Up to 20 scholarships are available in 2017 for students who have applied to study a UniSA undergraduate or postgraduate (by coursework) degree.

International Merit Scholarship

International students may be eligible for a twenty-five percent reduction in their student contributions (tuition fees) for their first year of study in this program.


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Last updated November 30, 2018
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