Master of Cyber Security

The University Of Adelaide

Program Overview

Defend the digital domain

Cybercrime costs the world tens of trillions annually, and organisations and governments all over the world are actively working to protect themselves. Companies are seeking cyber security experts with advanced technical skills and an understanding of the social, legal and business contexts of the digital world. The need is urgent. It spans all sectors. And your pathway is here.

What will you study during a Master of Cyber Security?

Our Master of Cyber Security will equip you to lead cutting-edge cyber security programs —for governments, law enforcement agencies, companies and NGOs alike.

You will gain:

  • a deep, interdisciplinary understanding of complex cyber security needs and considerations across multiple industries
  • highly advanced technical skills and the ability to apply them in real-world contexts
  • the ability to critically analyse and evaluate relevant data and technology
  • the refined interpersonal skills to effectively communicate issues and strategies to a range of stakeholders
  • the chance to gain invaluable real-world experience, through a major research or industry-based project as well as an optional industry internship.

You’ll also apply and expand your learning through a major research project, or industry-based practise.

How will you study?

This program is able to be studied in either part-time, standard full-time or accelerated mode—enabling you to undertake your studies at a pace and level of commitment that suits you. For further information, see the Degree Structure section.

Where could a Master of Cyber Security take you?

You could develop strategies to secure health providers’ patient data. You could protect social media users’ personal details. Perhaps you’ll prevent cyber theft for global financial institutions. Or ensure undercover police officers’ identities aren’t compromised. You could develop frameworks to protect small to medium businesses.  Wherever your interests lie, your expertise will be in demand.



  Course Duration

24 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 46,000


IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 79

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Core courses (12 units total)

Students must complete all of the following    

  • Foundations of Computer Science A
  • Foundations of Computer Science B
  • Concepts in Cyber Security
  • Mathematical Foundations of Data Science

Tertiary Qualifications    

Bachelor degree or equivalent with a GPA of 4.5

Australian Year 12    

Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject

English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide    


Overall 6.5   

Overall 79

Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units)    

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Potential careers

Computational Scientist, Computer Forensics Specialist, Computer Programmer, Computer Scientist, Cyber Defender, Cyber Intelligence Expert, Diagnostic Technician, Digital Strategist, Encryption Specialist, IT Manager, IT Programmer, Information Analyst, Information Officer, Internet - Web Programmer

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